Whether it’s MIG or TIG – we’re the experts.
At HVT, we offer a diverse range of welding options from a highly qualified team.
Formerly known as United Welders, High Velocity Technologies continues a 70-year, multigenerational legacy of welding experience that is renowned in Western Australia. HVT provides high-quality, exotic material welding via TIG, MIG and manual arc welding, and are also proud of their history of successfully welding all types of cast irons using modern and traditional forge welding techniques.
As welding and material specialists, High Velocity Technologies can weld the suite of low-, medium- and high-carbon steels, steel alloys, stainless steel, high-chromium alloys and non-ferrous materials, such as copper, bronze, aluminum, magnesium, and all types of cast iron (i.e. nodular/spherical/ductile, grey, white and malleable cast irons).
What are the differences between common types of welding?
The most common welding processes all have different benefits.
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
MIG welding’s main benefit is that it’s fast. MIG can be used to weld stainless steel and aluminium, but can also apply to a diverse range of metals and alloys. MIG is easy to automate, requires less cleaning and is easy to control – but it’s not an option for in-field work as it’s not very portable.
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
TIG welding is a bit more specialised and a bit more labour-intensive. It’s also less messy – no sparks or fumes! TIG is highly precise and controlled – and it can be stopped and started again if necessary. Almost any metal can be TIG welded, from copper and nickel to aluminium and stainless steel.
In this day and age, it is possible to weld without gas. Using simple, portable gasless welding wire, you can achieve smoother weld edges. The main benefit of gasless welding is that it’s perfect for welding in the field – no bulky equipment required.
Internal/External Orbital Welding
Orbital welding is known for its increased speed and process efficiency. Internal and external orbital welding are both used to repair cracked parts or worn out parts of equipment and machinery. Orbital welding can be used with either MIG or TIG processes.
Working on a project that requires welding?
Reach out to HVT today!