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3 Types of Welding That can Benefit Your Business December 12, 2017

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3 Types of Welding That can Benefit Your Business, Wood, Missouri

If you work in any kind of industry that deals with metal, you’ll likely need welding services at some point. Welding is used to join together two or more metal pieces so they become a solid component. But there are numerous methods, and each requires knowledge and expertise. Below are a few different types of welding and how they can help your company.

3 Types of Welding That Can Benefit Your Business

1. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)

Gas metal arc welding is the most common type. It can be transferred by spray, pulsed spray, short-circuiting, or globs. This welding method requires direct-current power and an external gas cylinder to provide the shielding gas. This will protect the weld bead from exposure to oxygen or moisture, which could compromise the material. This kind of welding is commonly used to make vehicles.

2. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

weldingThe most simple type of welding is shielded metal arc welding. With this method, an electrical current is used to melt a stick of metal, rather than the usual wire, which joins two other pieces of metal together. This is usually used for metal fabrication in manufacturing and construction industries.

3. Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

In flux cored arc welding, the wire that’s melted to form the bead has a core filled with shielding gas. This protects the weld without requiring an external shielding gas cylinder. FCAW welding is popular because it is one of the easier types of welding, but it doesn’t have the clean finish that other methods provide. It’s great for using in construction since it requires less equipment and is more portable.


If your Mountain Grove, MO, business requires metal fabrication or other welding services, Douglass Steel has the expertise you need. For over 50 years, they’ve been cutting and welding steel, iron, aluminum, and copper to create specialized components. This family-owned company also sells raw metal. Contact them today at (417) 926-5589 or visit their website to learn more.

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