Gas-shielded Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
With MIG (Metal Inert Gas) or MAG (Metal Active Gas) welding - also called Gas-shielded Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) - an arc is maintained between a continuous solid wire electrode and the workpiece. The arc and weld pool are shielded by a stream of inert or active gas. The process is suitable for most materials and filler wires are available for a wide range of metals.
GMAW MIG/MAG is a rewarding welding method to automate. At ESAB we have many years experience of this and over the years we have been the forerunner within robotic welding as well as other applications. Our program for automated GMAW MIG/MAG consists of everything from the simple welding tractor that holds the welding torch for the welder during long and tiring shifts, up to fully-automatic welding applications.