When welding metal products, there are advantages to using either spot welding or arc welding. The question is, when do you use one over the other? Which will be the best fit for your particular project? Which will save you the most money?
At Argo Products, we have hundreds of years of combined welding expertise with our associates who have mastered both Arc and Spot Welding and know the quickest, most efficient technique to use for each individual project. This talent andexperience has saved our customers countless dollars.
Spot Welding (Resistance Welding) is a process used to permanently fuse two surfaces together by having an electrical current flow through the parts while they are clamped together. Resistance welds can be butt welds, cross welds, or projection welds.
Arc Welding (MIG Welding) is a process used to permanently fuse two surfaces together using a wirefeeding welder in which heat is generated from electricity to melt filler metal and base metals to form an airtight weld.
Listed below are some pros and cons of Arc and Spot Welding
Spot Welding Pros
Spot Welding Cons
Arc Welding Pros
Arc Welding Cons
If your project can be either spot or arc welded, there are definite pros and cons for both. In general, we have
found for volume projects that Arc Welding has more expensive tooling costs (greater than 2X higher) and
processing costs (greater than 20% higher) than Spot Welding.
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