Selecting The Correct Welding Equipment: MIG Brazing
When it comes to selecting your next piece of welding equipment, there are many different choices. Let’s take a look at how you can choose wisely for your repair facility.
One of the first things you need to think about is what types of vehicles do you currently repair and want to repair in the future that requires MIG brazing. For a look at which vehicle makers are requiring MIG brazing, check out the I-CAR Collision Repair News article: Who Requires or Recommends MIG Brazing?
Next, you have to consider what welding mode is required. Most vehicle makers require that the panels be attached using pulse spray-arc transfer. Welders that have "pulse" capabilities can be set to weld in pulse spray-arc transfer method and typically will also be capable of welding in the short-circuit transfer method (traditional welding transfer method used for GMA (MIG) welding on steel for decades).
You may also want to consider some additional training for your technicians. MIG brazing has different techniques and requirements than traditional steel welding and if you treat MIG brazing as the same as steel welding you will have issues with the MIG brazing process.
After taking these considerations into account, the next step in the process is to talk to the supplier of the welder. Asking these questions will ensure that you find the right tool for the right job on a steel welder.
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