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MIG Welding (GMAW)

Miller 212 MIG welder MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is a type of Gas Metal Arc Welding. It is currently the most common industrial welding process.

A semi-automatic or automatic arc welding process, it uses a continuous and consumable wire electrode and a shielding gas that are fed through a welding gun. It also uses constant voltage, which is usually DC, but AC can be used.

Kevin uses a Miller 251 MIG welder in his studio ("Murph") to create much of his contemporary art sculpture.

Enjoy these how-to videos about MIG welding ....

Why You Don't Need a Welder That Will Last 40 Years Why You Don't Need a Welder That Will Last 40 Years
Jan 07, 2015
Kevin says he often gets questions about which welder to buy - MIG, TIG, stick - that the inquirer w... read more
How to Easily Handle Off-Site Welding How to Easily Handle Off-Site Welding
Dec 17, 2014
Kevin is kneeling in the backyard of a patron's home, where she has placed the Union Pacific Pine, w... read more
How to Use Double Pulse on Longevity's MIGWeld 250 MP How to Use Double Pulse on Longevity's MIGWeld 250 MP
Oct 15, 2014
Kevin is adjusting the settings on the Longevity MIGWeld MP 250 - "MP" stands for "multiple pulse." ... read more
How to Use Single Pulse on the Longevity MIGWeld 250 MP How to Use Single Pulse on the Longevity MIGWeld 250 MP
Sep 23, 2014
Kevin is welding the top onto a new sculpture called She and decided to use Longevity's new MIGWeld ... read more
Introducing Longevity's 250MP MIG / Stick Welder Introducing Longevity's 250MP MIG / Stick Welder
Sep 03, 2014
As the how-to video opens, Kevin is looking at the combination MIG / stick (arc) welder. "I'm wonde... read more
Introducing Longevity’s ProMTS 252i Multiprocess Welder Introducing Longevity’s ProMTS 252i Multiprocess Welder
Aug 06, 2014
After playing with Longevity’s ProMTS 200 multiprocess welder, Kevin just got its big brother, the ... read more
Why You Can't Use the Same Gas for All Welders Why You Can't Use the Same Gas for All Welders
Jul 09, 2014
Mr. TIG from Weld.com drops by the studio gets the video started by greeting Kevin, who explains he ... read more
MIG Welding: "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!" MIG Welding: "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!"
Jun 18, 2014
One of the problems Kevin has is mixing up the tips that go on the MIG welder. His .024, .030 and .0... read more
Introducing Everlast's New Power I-MIG 140E MIG Welder Introducing Everlast's New Power I-MIG 140E MIG Welder
Jun 11, 2014
Kevin can't wait to start welding with Everlast's new Power I-MIG 140E, but first he gives a tour of... read more
How to Change Your Welder Cable (and Why You Might Need To) How to Change Your Welder Cable (and Why You Might Need To)
May 14, 2014
Kevin has been working on a new sculpture commission called Crimson Singularity that requires him to... read more
How the Millermatic 211 MIG Welder Measures Up How the Millermatic 211 MIG Welder Measures Up
May 07, 2014
Kevin joins Doug at his home in Cave Creek, Arizona, to test Miller's Millermatic 211 with Auto-Set.... read more
Inverter vs. Transformer MIG Welders - What's the Difference? Inverter vs. Transformer MIG Welders - What's the Difference?
Feb 19, 2014
Kevin is working on the bottom of one of his Shitake Agave garden sculptures, comparing his Miller M... read more
How to Change TIG to MIG to Arc on a Multiprocess Welder How to Change TIG to MIG to Arc on a Multiprocess Welder
Sep 11, 2013
Kevin is creating a sound sculpture and needs to change his Longevity ProMTS 200 Longevity welder fr... read more
Tips and Tricks for Longevity's ProMTS 200 Multiprocess Welder Tips and Tricks for Longevity's ProMTS 200 Multiprocess Welder
Aug 21, 2013
Kevin fires up Longevity's new multiprocess - TIG, MIG, stick - welder and shares some tips and tric... read more
When to Use MIG Welding vs. TIG Welding When to Use MIG Welding vs. TIG Welding
Aug 15, 2013
Kevin says TIG welding so precise and so clean, that most of the time, there is no clean up when it'... read more
Introducing the Longevity ProMTS 200 MIG / TIG / Arc Welder Introducing the Longevity ProMTS 200 MIG / TIG / Arc Welder
May 15, 2013
Kevin can't wait to dig into a box from Longevity, Inc. It contains the Longevity ProMTS 200 multipr... read more
How to Use Antisplatter Coating When Welding How to Use Antisplatter Coating When Welding
Mar 27, 2013
Kevin shows how to use antisplatter coating - whether you prefer the gel or spray - and explains how... read more
How to Pick Your First Welder How to Pick Your First Welder
Feb 27, 2013
After many requests from viewers, Kevin tackles the question of how to pick your first welder. The a... read more
How to Weld Outside Corners How to Weld Outside Corners
Jan 16, 2013
In response to a viewer's request, Kevin explains and shows how to weld outside corners. This time, ... read more
MIG Welding vs. Arc Welding - Which Welder When? MIG Welding vs. Arc Welding - Which Welder When?
Oct 24, 2012
Kevin answers a YouTube viewer's question about when to use a MIG welder and when to use an arc weld... read more
How to MIG Weld With a Spool Gun How to MIG Weld With a Spool Gun
Sep 19, 2012
Now that he's set up the aluminum spool gun on his read more
How to Set Up the Longevity MigWeld 140 With a Spool Gun How to Set Up the Longevity MigWeld 140 With a Spool Gun
Sep 12, 2012
Kevin sets up his Longevity MigWeld 140 MIG welder with a spool gun so he can weld with aluminum. He... read more
How to Use a MIG Welder With Flux Core Wire How to Use a MIG Welder With Flux Core Wire
Sep 05, 2012
Kevin sets up his Longevity MigWeld 140 MIG welder to weld with .035 flux core wire without gas. The... read more
How to Set Up a MIG Welder for Flux Core Welding How to Set Up a MIG Welder for Flux Core Welding
Aug 22, 2012
Kevin shows how to set up a MIG welder - in this case, the read more
How to Change the Cable on a MIG Welder How to Change the Cable on a MIG Welder
Jun 20, 2012
After suggesting to Longevity that they make a longer cable for their MIG welder, Kevin was pleased ... read more
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 9: Attaching the Base How to Create a Sculpture, Part 9: Attaching the Base
May 23, 2012
Kevin is finally ready to attach the base to the sculpture. That involves creating a series of 4-inc... read more
How to Use MIG Pulse Controls to Fill Gaps How to Use MIG Pulse Controls to Fill Gaps
May 02, 2012
Kevin shows how using pulse control on his Longevity MigWeld 250P MIG welder helps him fill gaps in ... read more
How to Use a Spool Gun on a MIG Welder How to Use a Spool Gun on a MIG Welder
Apr 18, 2012
Kevin is putting the finishing touches on his public art sculpture read more
How to Weld With a MIG Welder With Pulse Control How to Weld With a MIG Welder With Pulse Control
Feb 08, 2012
Kevin shows how to weld with a MIG welder that has pulse control, first welding without pulse, then ... read more
How to Use a Longevity MIG Welder With Pulse Control How to Use a Longevity MIG Welder With Pulse Control
Feb 01, 2012
Kevin shows the controls on the new Longevity MigWeld 250P MIG welder and explains how to use them. ... read more
Tools for the Studio, Part 2 Tools for the Studio, Part 2
Sep 28, 2011
Kevin started his studio with just a few tools. In this video, he explains why he replaced his arc w... read more
Choosing a Welder: MIG, TIG, Arc or Oxygen-Acetylene? Choosing a Welder: MIG, TIG, Arc or Oxygen-Acetylene?
Aug 17, 2011
Kevin explains how he decides which welder to use: his MIG welder, TIG welder, arc welder or oxygen-... read more
How to Tack Weld How to Tack Weld
Jun 29, 2011
When do you just weld and when do you tack first? Kevin explains how to tack and the advantages of d... read more
The Sound of a Good MIG Weld The Sound of a Good MIG Weld
May 12, 2011
The sound while welding can tell you a lot about the wire feed and the weld itself. Kevin shares and... read more
MIG Welding Technique MIG Welding Technique
Nov 14, 2010
A complement to "TIG Welding Technique," this video gives an overview of MIG welding. Kevin gives a... read more
How to Make Welding Rod How to Make Welding Rod
Oct 21, 2010
While working on a weathering steel (Cor-ten) piece, Kevin decided, rather than buying welding rod f... read more
MIG Welding: How to Set Voltage and Wire Feed MIG Welding: How to Set Voltage and Wire Feed
Aug 18, 2010
In response to numerous requests, Kevin explains how he sets the voltage and wire feed on his MIG we... read more
MIG Welding: Using a Magnetic Ground MIG Welding: Using a Magnetic Ground
Apr 07, 2010
When Kevin's ground clamp on his MIG welder melted, rather than replace it with another clamp, he op... read more
Following the Bubble While MIG Welding Following the Bubble While MIG Welding
Mar 25, 2010
Whether you call it a "bubble," "dot" or "spot," watching the top of the weld as it cools and keepin... read more
MIG Welding: Fixing Flaws and Porosity in Welded Steel MIG Welding: Fixing Flaws and Porosity in Welded Steel
Feb 12, 2010
Kevin is fixing low spots and joints on a bell stand. He shares how to deal with porosity and other ... read more
MIG Welding: Should You Push or Lead the Puddle? MIG Welding: Should You Push or Lead the Puddle?
Aug 26, 2009
A viewer of Kevin's TIG Welding Technique video said that, when he is MIG welding, he prefers to pus... read more
Metal Art Sculptor Kevin Caron Compares Arc, MIG and TIG Welders Metal Art Sculptor Kevin Caron Compares Arc, MIG and TIG Welders
Jan 23, 2009
Kevin compares arc welders, MIG welders and TIG welders, explaining how they work and their respecti... read more