There are more than thirty different types of welding, from simple oxy-fuel (using a flame) welding to high-tech processes such as laser beam welding. This article will explain the differences between the four most commonly used welding processes of MIG, TIG, Stick and Flux- Cored arc welding. Though these processes can be done by automated equipment, they are mostly practiced by trained welders.
Stick - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
TIG - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
MIG - Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Flux-Cored Arc Welding - (FCAW)