Silicone-bronze MIG welding workshop coming up

WHILE it is not technically welding, resident engineer and workshop guru Josh Giumelli shows us how to use a MIG welder with silicone bronze wire.
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Using the MIG with silicone bronze wire enables some thin-walled material to be worked on (this is a piece of 1.0mm thick galvanised section).

Sure, you'll need to buy some specialist silicone bronze MIG wire and some pure Argon gas, but silicone-bronze MIG wire allows the MIG welder to be used for some normally very delicate jobs reserved for the oxy-acetylene gas torch.

Butt joining 1mm thick galvanised section or vehicle panels is normally difficult with a MIG welder without distortion. Likewise, joining two different metals would be just as hard.

And as for repairing cast iron, that is normally a job for specialist arc-welding electrodes or the oxy-acetylene kit.

Kondinin Group engineer, Josh Giumelli tells us this month how to do all of the above successfully using the MIG welder with some specialist MIG wire and shielding gas.

It is one of our monthly 'From the Workshop' articles which will appear in the July edition of Farming Ahead.