Introduction: Getting Started With the MIG Welder

Approved Materials for the MIG Welder

Allowed Materials

  • Mild steel

Banned Materials

  • Painted or plated materials
    • All coatings must be 100% removed by grinding before being welded.
  • Galvanized metal.

If at Pier 9, see Shop Staff first before using these materials:

  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel

If you are working from another studio or workshop, refer to the tool's instruction manual to see if your desired material is suitable for tool use.


Our most important safety callouts are highlighted in yellow throughout this course.

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