The MIG/MAG welding method is the most widely used welding method. But along with its many advantages it is accompanied with a significant drawback – welding spatters. They stick on the gas nozzle and on the contact tip, wearing them out, reducing their lifetimes and limiting the welding gas flow.
Spatters also stick to the welded parts. Cleaning requires time, effort and resources. Companies spent huge amounts every year in preventing and cleaning spatters and compensating for the resulting lost production time.
For this reason, various manufacturers, as well as universities, are looking for ways to reduce the impact of this problem. Its resolution is generally difficult to attain, because of the large number of factors that play in spatter formation and spatter adhesion. Many, though not all, of these are listed below:
The above factors are interrelated and often influence one another jointly, they affect on: