Mig is considered the better wire feed choice over flux. Cleaner, less mess, prettier. But that does require greater efforts to prep, setup a good weld station, cleaner materials, etc. Tig is even more sensitive to conditions than mig.The only flux cored welding I did in college was dual shielded. Mainly because very few shops use self shielded flux cored. Its seen as a hobbyist or farmer's only type process. Or at least that's the vibe I was getting.
On the subject, I'd suggest people watch Weld.com videos on YouTube. Quite knowledgeable group of welders on there. Video I watched from them today from several years ago was Flux cored self shielded stainless steel wire. Such a thing exists.
have a harbor freight tig unit....3 years and absolutely no complaints. just the current cost of argon kills me .
Flux core can be perfectly strong with good penetration. I did a live axle conversion on a yota via flux core welder, and it was beefy.Don't push aside Flux-cored welding. It tends to have better penetration than solid wire, similar to stick, plus the wire is around 70k psi tensile strength.
I'd have to dig through old hard drives. It was ~15 years ago or so, but it was a conversion on a 94 4runner. cut the IFS out and added leaves with an '85 yota front axle from a junkyard. That thing was fun. The 3vze v6 was a dog, but indestructable.So you went from IFS to a solid axle on a Toyota? Nice. Any pics to share from that project?