This describes the process of welding two or more metal sheets together using the combined forces of heat and pressure. Shaped alloy copper electrodes are used to convey an electric current which melts the metal allowing for a fusion of the separate elements.
We use MIG welding for panel repairs. Also known as arc welding, it utilises a solid wire electrode which is fed through the welding gun onto metal. The effect of contact is that the two separate metals are joined together.
A type of welding that joins to metals not by melting them, but rather by applying a filler that bonds them together. Key to the process is the melting temperature of the filler, which needs to be below that of the metal it is bonding.
Many prestige cars are made of aluminium. This metal behaves differently to steel in that its melting point and its conductivity is higher. Autozoom technicians carry out aluminium welding using a TIG welding machine.