Gas-Shielded Metal-Arc Welding

  • Peter F. Woods
Part of the Engineering craft studies series book series (ECS)


When a bare-wire consumable electrode fed from a reel is used with a chemically inert gas such as argon or helium, the process is called M.I.G. (metal—inert-gas). If chemically active gases like carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen or oxygen are used, the process is called M.A.G. (metal—active-gas).


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Further Study

  1. A. A. Smith, Carbon Dioxide Shielded Consumable Electrode Arc Welding, Welding Institute, Cambridge, 1965.Google Scholar
  2. The Welding Institute, Recommended Welded Connections for Pipework, Cambridge, 1965Google Scholar
  3. K. P. Bentley, ‘Element transfer in CO2 welding’, Br. Weld. Res. Ass. Bull., 7, 204–9, 1966Google Scholar
  4. K. W. Brown, ‘Programmed M.I.G. welding’, Metal Constrn and Brit. Weld.J., 1, 286–90, 1969Google Scholar

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© Peter F. Woods 1976

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