Red-Darc Welding is a relatively new welding process developed in the United Kingdom in the early 90’s. It uses a filler metal that is electrically bonded between pieces of metal in order to form metal beams. The main benefit of using this type of welding is that it has higher melting points and can be used for thicker metals than standard tig welding. It also provides a high amperage which is important when you are doing a lot of welding on a smaller work-site. Visit them

 

The first Red-Darc welders appeared in the field of weld engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. These elements were not very successful due to a lack of shielding. It wasn’t until later that engineers developed a similar welding technique known as arc welding. Arc welding involved the use of gas tungsten electrode (GTFE), which was not very effective because of the high temperatures that welds can reach.

 

A newer type of welding process is the Solid State Arc Welding (SSAW) which is more commonly used by professional welders. The biggest difference between the two methods is the ability to avoid a MIG torch. When working with metals with a high melting point (such as stainless steel) it is often necessary to rely on a MIG torch in order to weld, especially with larger pieces. Another issue with the GTFE filler metal is that it tends to melt at a high temperature during the welding process, which makes it impractical. If you are planning to use Red-Darc welding as your primary welding method you will want to have the proper shielding available in order to avoid the risk of melting the work-site. This will ensure that you can get the job done effectively.

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