Resistance spot welding is a cost effective way to join two or more overlapping pieces of metal together. In addition, spot welding is a huge time savor compared to TIG or MIG welding. Many engineers come to VIP for advice to save time and money on sheet metal assemblies that require welding. One great method that we regularly recommend (depending on the assembly and function of the parts) spot welding as an alternative. Below shows a comparison between spot welding and welding (TIG or MIG).
|Factors||Resistance Spot Welding||TIG / MIG Welding|
|Requires grinding after welding||No||Yes|
|Requires skill and experience||No||Yes|
|Number of supplies needed
|Size of weld||Small||Varies|
|Material distortion||Minimal to none||Minimal to Extreme|