Welding services from TubeFab Ltd

At TubeFab Ltd, we are adept at both TIG and MIG welding. But while both will, in essence, result in two metal component parts being joined together, which process is most suitable for your project? Just ask us. In either case, you’ll receive quality workmanship and a weld that is built to last.

Welding services in Hampshire


  • Highest quality products used
  • Vast experience in TIG & MIG welding
  • Advice on the right solution for your project
  • Reliable & quality workmanship
  • Free quotes on request

The Differences Between TIG and MIG Welding

The primary difference between MIG (metal inert gas) and TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding is that the former uses a consumable wire which melts when heated to pool on the surfaces being welded and create a join when the metal cools. TIG welding, on the other hand, uses a non-consumable source, a tungsten electrode. An arc of electricity is created between the tungsten and the pieces being worked on, and the resulting heat is used to fuse those metals as they melt to create a weld.

That’s the difference, in simplified terms. But which is better? Both have advantages and disadvantages, so which method is used depends on selecting the one that’s best for that particular application. Again, in brief, MIG welding is a fast, relatively easy process, making it suitable when the area to be welded is large. It’s also possible to use MIG on materials of considerable thickness. But because it’s done speedily, there tends to be less control and more spatter resulting from a MIG weld. TIG welding, on the other hand, is better suited to thinner metals. It’s a slower process, but that allows for more precision and can result in a smoother finish.

Speak to TubeFab Ltd about Welding for Your Project

Whether MIG or TIG welding is more suitable for your project usually comes down to an analysis of the requirements for the job. At TubeFab, we’re highly experienced in both. We can recommend the method that will perform best for your unique requirements. Call to speak to us today.

Tube bending in Hampshire


TubeFab are a family-run business with more than 50 years of experience in the tube manipulation and bending industry. Our team of experts will provide you with manipulated and fabricated tubular parts manufactured to the highest standard. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, reliable service each and every time. Call 01425 655 000 or email alan.lme@btconnect.com today.