4 Types of Sheet Metal Welding

Last Updated on September 19, 2023 by assistant

Sheet metal fabrication combines an array of techniques to serve the needs of many companies. It requires the skilled and experienced workers to make custom sheet metal components. You maybe not familiar with sheet metal fabrication. In previous articles, we have talked about sheet metal cutting and sheet metal stamping. In this article, we would like to introduce more details about four types of sheet metal welding.

Sheet metal welding is a part of sheet metal fabrication. Your general concept of sheet metal welding is just jointing the metals through melting the metals. In fact, there are 4 types of sheet metal welding. 

Figure1 Sheet Metal Welding
Figure1 Sheet Metal Welding

Type1: Laser Welding

Laser welding is probably the most popular one. Because it uses less energy to weld the metals with a thin weld. It can create the welded metal parts within a short period and clean surface. 

Tyoe2: MIG Welding

MIG(metal insert gas) welding is a welding technique that applies the electricity to weld the parts. It can be used for making parts by a variety of metals including aluminum, copper, nickel, stainless steel, carbon steel, and bronze. Besides, you can get the welded metal parts with a clean surfaces. 

Type3: TIG Welding

Being one type of the popular welding techniques, TIG(Tungsten inert gas) welding works by the arc, which creates between the tungsten electrode and the metal. It can be used to produce metal parts by doing continuous and spot welding. 

Type4: Projection Welding

Before projection welding, we need to make sure the parts of dimples to increase the contact area between them. When doing projection welding, the operators would weld the metal parts by applying electricity and forces. 

Figure2 Laser Welding
Figure2 Laser Welding

Among four types of welding, we apply the laser welding most frequently because for its high efficiency and clean surface. Which way do you prefer to finish your sheet metal fabrication project? If you want to learn about welding, we are glad to help you anytime.