3D Metal Workx has been in the welding industry since 2004 and are based in Sebenza, Edenvale, Gauteng. Our workshop is fully equipped with imported Italian welding machines which provide superior MIG, TIG and ARC welding, surpassing all expectations on weld quality. Whether it be plate or tubing 3D Metal Workx is capable of welding material of any type, size and thickness.
We are specialists in:
- MIG and TIG welding
- Spot Welding
- ARC Welding
- Mild Steel Welding
- Stainless Steel Welding
MIG and TIG Welding
The difference between MIG and TIG welding is that one process uses a continuously feeding wire (MIG), and the other uses long welding rods which slowly feed into the weld puddle (TIG). MIG and TIG welding both use an electric ARC to make the weld.
MIG welding is a very simple and easy process compared to TIG welding. The technical names for these are “metal inert gas” (MIG), and “tungsten inert gas (TIG)”. A MIG welder works by using a continuously feeding spool of welding wire that burns, melts and fuses both the base and parent metals together. This is suitable for materials such as mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. A range of material thicknesses can be welded from thin gauge sheet metal right up to heavier structural plates.
TIG welding, on the other hand, is more commonly used for thinner gauge materials for example kitchen sinks and tool boxes. The biggest benefit is being able to keep power down low and thus not blowing through the metal.
Spot welding is one of the oldest welding processes and is used in a wide range of industries. It is primarily used for joining parts that are up to 3mm in thickness, for example, sheet metal
Arc welding is a process that is used to join metal to metal by using electricity to create enough heat to melt the metal and the melted metals, when cool, result in the metals binding.
Mild Steel Welding
Mild steel is the most commonly welded metal and is used in stick welding for manufacturing and construction. It is suitable for use in all kinds of projects plus it’s easily obtainable. Mild steel is a ferrous metal composed of iron with a very small amount of carbon.
Stainless Steel Welding
Stainless steel is a form of steel containing chromium and is resistant to tarnishing and rust. The process of welding stainless steel is similar to welding standard carbon steel, although close attention needs to be paid to the heating and cooling process and to correctly match the filler metals with the material being welded.