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MIG Welding Guide

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Buying Your First Welder:  A Practical, Informative Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers

Get objective, informative and practical help and information in buying your first welder.
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MIG Welding 101

Last month, in the first of our four-part series, we covered gas welding. This month we’ll continue by delving into MIG welding—far and away the most popular welding process used for classic trucks.
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MIG Welding Tips and Techniques for Beginners

Metalworker Ron Covell reviews MIG welding basics, machine setup and best practices for beginner welders.
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Welding Project: Create a Work Platform for Your Shop

Add a work platform to your welding space with these ten simple steps from metalworker Ron Covell.
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Silicon Bronze MIG Brazing Basics

This article will provide the basics of MIG brazing silicon bronze including advantages and disadvantages, where this process can be used, and how to properly set up a welding power source for MIG brazing silicon bronze.
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How to Successfully MIG Weld Aluminum [Guide]

MIG welding aluminum can be difficult, as it is very different from MIG welding mild steel. Follow this guide to learn the key factors to consider.
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Farm Repairs Call for Versatile Welding and Power Solutions

Completing necessary maintenance, repairs or modifications can help reduce costly downtime caused by equipment breakdowns when they are most inconvenient.
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Texas School Makes Miller PipeWorx® the Center of Weld Lab Expansion

The welding program at Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, Texas doubled its available weld lab space in January of 2011, with an expansion of more than 3,000 square feet and the purchase of several dozen Miller welding machines thanks to a state funded grant. The new classroom space, completed in January of 2011, was quickly gobbled up by eager students looking to receive a well-rounded welding...
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MIG and Flux Cored Welding on the Farm

Although certainly capable of meeting the demands of most farm welding applications, Stick welders also have limitations that can be overcome by the use of other welding methods, particularly wire welding, which includes Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) also known as MIG (Metal Inert Gas)—and flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Both MIG and FCAW are performed with the same welder and differ only in the...
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MIG Welding: Setting the Correct Parameters

Basic tips to get you started with MIG welding, including information on new equipment and settings.
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Tips for Troubleshooting Common MIG Weld Defects

Weld defects are often caused by improper technique or parameters, such as poor shielding gas coverage or incorrect travel speeds.
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The Basics of Field Welding Repair on Construction Equipment

Learn about the essential steps to field repair: Cutting and removal, preparation of the new joint/part, and welding and cleanup.
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Changing Polarity on Millermatic 211

Miller weld engineer Zach MacMullen explains how to change the polarity on a Millermatic® 211 MIG welder. Change from DC positive to DC negative.

ArcReach Welding Technology Offers Benefits for Safety, Productivity and Quality

ArcReach remote control technology provides operators with the ability to set welding parameters at joint, and increases arc-on time for greater productivity.

Jetline Seam Trackers Simplify Welding and Improve Quality

See the Jetline® Tactile Seam Tracker system in action as it consistently positions the weld head for optimal arc performance.

Welding Dragonfly Yard Art Project with Miller Multimatic 215

See Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding weld the steel structure of the dragonfly and then brazes copper on to the yard art using a TIG torch.

Josh Welton Completes COE Patch Panel Repair with Millermatic 211 MIG welder

Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding completes a patch panel repair using the redesigned Millermatic 211 MIG welder and Digital Infinity™ welding helmet.

Lawn Roller Repair with the Millermatic 211 MIG Welder

See how home hobbyist Joel uses a Millermatic 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder and Spectrum 625 X-TREME™ with XT Torch.

Advancements in Hobart Self-Shielded Wires Benefit Transmission Pipeline Applications

Miller Millermatic Flux Cored MIG Welding

How the process works for both self-shielded and gas-shielded wires, and where to set polarity.

Flux Cored Welding Basics

Ort shares his tips for equipment set up and techniques that cover flat joints, lap joints, T joints, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead configurations.

MIG Welding Basics: What is Spray Arc Transfer?

Learn how spray transfer in MIG welding works and is especially beneficial for welding heavy plate and in high-volume manufacturing.

Weld in More Places with Miller Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP)

Miller weld engineer Zach MacMullen demonstrates how to adjust the Multi Voltage Plug (MVP™) from 240V to 120V.

MIG Welding Basics: What is Short Circuit Transfer?

Learn how short circuit transfer in MIG welding works, and its advantages on thin materials.

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