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Mig welding is easy right? It sure beats the workout you get with stick welding and all that slag cleaning business. I agree that there is nothing faster and more satisfying than laying down beautiful mig beads and not having to clean it. Let me ask you, how easy is it to set up your machine for every application you might come across? On a stick welder, you just get your electrode, set your amps on the dial and away you go. On a mig machine, your amps are determined by more than one factor. For example, you have to control your voltage setting and your wire speed to work together with your electrode stick out to make a satisfactory weld deposit. If one of those three factors is out of sync with the other two, you will not be making a satisfactory weld deposit. Remember, this process is a constant voltage power source and that is one reason why your amps will not always be constant as it is with a stick welding machine. This means you have to experiment and practice with different settings to gain experience to be able to effortlessly set up your machine for any situation.

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i want to do mig welding so bad!!!!!

Vicktoria
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I want to learn everything possible. I am actually tempted to register for the class. We’ll see…

james
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Well your more than welcome. You would enjoy it, especially during the winter months.

chris toon
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chris toon

IMMA BOSS!

Adam
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GMAW is the best welding process around man haha. Have a look at my blog I have a tutorial for anyone looking to learn how to mig weld and also some tips for anybody who welds!

Jarret
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Figured I would share my MIG welding project. I chopped my car 3.5″ and had to move the B Pillar forward where it is attached on the roof. MIG welding is good when your gaps are not perfect, case and point in using the old section of roof.

james
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great shot…I want to see that stretching wheel in action.

chris toon
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Here’s a recap of a Tubular front end welded using MIG process.

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Cut out

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Mounting plate

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Starting

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Plate finished

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Main front tube

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Assembly

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Mhmm look at that angle

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Fender mounting bracket

james
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Very nice bend. I know it took a while with trial and error.

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Body panels fitted

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Haha that first bar was a pain in the A. Then added these two support bars. A 90 bend to a 70 bend with a 13 degree piviot. Such a pain. Next os connecting the main bar to these two.

james
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I cant wait to see how you support the parallel bars.. Looks very good indeed.

Jarret
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Corners of a hydraulic elevator tank

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another corner

lenny
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Hello Jim. Hope all is well.
Been kind of slow at work with welding, but did mig weld these test fixtures for an aerospace company this week.
The cradles are made out of .500″ steel and the “C” channels are 6″ and 8″ wide and .437″ thick. All the steel was cut on our laser and the cut came out really good. On the last “C” channel the laser was having problems, so i had to lay out and drill 180 holes, .531″ diameter, using out magnetic drill. That was no fun.
Here are some pictures of the process.
Take care..
Lenny

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Pauly French Fry
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hey its been a while but I ran across this on the aws facebook page and I thought I would post to the wall for all to see and learn.

zoeller
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awhile back i made a hanger for the spare lead cables.

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the action shot.

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here is a little repair job i did on a lawn service trailer. first i had to cut out the original expanded steel. where the expanded steel was welded, i had to grind out the original weld to bring a nice clean surface for adequate fusion. because if i didn’t there could have a problem i.e. the mower could break the welds and cause the expanded to pretty much tear, causing injury. so don’t skip on the prep!!

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heres a pic of the aftermath of the grind work.

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all welded up.

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dig the colors on this shot.

Lenny
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hello jim.. i just wanted to thank you again for your input and advice today on mig welding this thick aluminum. quick overview: welding 1/4″ thick 5052 aluminum to 1/4″ thick 6061 aluminum, using a millermatic 252 machine and the cobramatic python push/pull gun, and as suggested i am running 5356 .035″ wire and i came up with a setting of 28V and 780 IPM wire feed speed. and although the welds are not super pretty, they are holding up well now and i can now see a puddle forming with these hotter settings. the parts are 3 paneled parking… Read more »

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another pic. you can see the two hats that are unboltable for installation around the street pole

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here is a top view of the finished assembly

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another view

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here is the Cobramatic Python push/pull gun, although i hate this gun, i really hate using a spool gun.

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here are some of the hat (clamps) that i bent on our press brake. we use 5052 aluminum when it has to be bent with a tight radius so as not to crack. i really want to learn more on the press brake..
thanks again.
lenny

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