Here are a list of the most commonly used welding process abbreviations and definitions used on site.


MIG Welding 
Easy to use high speed processes for thin sheet materials.Ideal for Automotive work.

  • MIG:- Metal Inert Gas Welding
  • MAG:- Metal Active Gas Welding
  • GMAW:- Gas Metal Arc Welding (USA)
  • CO2 Welding
  • Semi-Automatic Welding

TIG Welding 
High quality welds produced on metals such as aluminium and stainless steels.

  • TIG:- Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
  • TAGS:- Tungsten Arc Gas Shielded Welding
  • GTAW:- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (USA)
  • Argon Arc (BOC trade name)

STICK Welding 
No shielding gas required for this processes, can be used out doors successfully.

  • MMA:- Manual Metal Arc Welding
  • SMAW:- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (USA)
    Electric Arc Welding

GAS Welding
The most versatile process, can weld most metals with the correct consumable.

  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • OFW:- Oxy Fuel Gas Welding (USA)