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Welding Information and Types

types of weldingVista Industrial Products, Inc. uses different types of welding processes for different applications. Each process is similar since it is adding a filler metal to conjoint metal pieces into one, but the gas, tools, and temperature of each process is what sets it apart from the others. Each process is suitable for a particular metal material and desired metal application. Here at VIP, our welding processes include:

  • Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG or GTAW)
  • Gas metal arc welding (MIG or GMAW)
  • Resistance spot welding
  • Brazing


Welding can be performed on a wide range of metal materials. Many different types of metal including sheet metal, bar stock, and tubing are used to create weldments.  Here is a list of common raw stock that can be used for welding here at Vista Industrial Products, Inc.

·  Aluminum

  • 7075
  • 6061
  • 5052
  • 2024
  • 356

·  Carbon steels

  • 1018
  • 12L14
  • A36
  • 572

·  Stainless steels

  • 302
  • 303
  • 304
  • 316
  • 416
  • 420
  • 440
  • 13-8
  • 15-5
  • 17-4

Take a look at our other welding pages and our equipment list for more information.