Metal Fabrication Workshops

This group includes manufacturers of metal constructions. Due to the great diversity of the products and the many types and thicknesses of materials, different kinds of welding processes and equipment are needed. Demanding materials like high-alloy steels, stainless steel, and aluminium are commonly used in workshops, where welding machines must offer quality welds and flexibility of use. Powerful MIG, KR, NB machines are needed in heavy fabrication work, and MMA, TIG machines in the boiler industry.

Chemical, Process, Oil & Gas Industry

Work in the chemical, process, oil, and gas industry includes the pharmaceutical industry; chemical-plant applications; and food, gas, and pulp-and-paper processing, each with its own needs. For example, in the oil and gas industries, base materials vary from normal steel to highly chemically resistant super-alloys. Oil production welding often involves repairs and maintenance in difficult conditions and with special materials, like high-alloy steels, titanium, and hard-facing. Oil refineries use special heat- and creep-resistant steels. Pipeline construction is moving to high-strength steels, and contractors are in search of more productive welding methods. MMA and TIG processes are widely used for pipe welding, and the MIG process is used when components are manufactured in workshops.

Automotive Industry

In the automotive industry, the shift to lighter, stronger, and safer vehicles has increased the use of aluminium, galvanised plates, and lightweight mixed materials along with hard-facing steel. Common arc welding methods in this industry are MIG brazing, TIG or MIG/MAG processes, pulse MIG and WSE. Responding to the growing use of robotic welding, Giant offers a broad range of solutions for various applications of welding automation, in addition to manual solutions.

Shipbuilding and Offshore

Shipyards, offshore yards, and turnkey suppliers require high productivity and quality in welding. Very reliable equipment is further enhanced by digital technology, enabling data monitoring, quality control, and shortcuts to greater productivity. In shipbuilding, the main welding processes are FCAW, SAW, MMA, MAG, and TIG, and the base materials remain C-Mn steels, aluminium, stainless steels, and duplex. Shipyard customers need welding machines for plate work and piping.

Construction

This group includes manufacturers of metal constructions. Due to the great diversity of the products and the many types and thicknesses of materials, different kinds of welding processes and equipment are needed. Demanding materials like high-alloy steels, stainless steel, and aluminium are commonly used in workshops, where welding machines must offer quality welds and flexibility of use. Powerful MIG, KR, NB machines are needed in heavy fabrication work, and MMA, TIG machines in the boiler industry.

Other Applications

This group includes manufacturers of metal constructions. Due to the great diversity of the products and the many types and thicknesses of materials, different kinds of welding processes and equipment are needed. Demanding materials like high-alloy steels, stainless steel, and aluminium are commonly used in workshops, where welding machines must offer quality welds and flexibility of use. Powerful MIG, KR, NB machines are needed in heavy fabrication work, and MMA, TIG machines in the boiler industry.