Welding gloves are made of leather and other materials to protect workers from flames, heat, and sparks encountered when welding. MIG, TIG, and stick welding gloves have different features to accommodate different hazards for each type of welding. TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding creates fine seams without generating spatter and sparks so gloves are thinner and more dexterous than other welding gloves. MIG (metal inert gas) welding gloves are lighter and more dexterous than stick welding gloves and protect against burns caused by sparks and medium heat. Stick welding gloves are thick, heavy-duty gloves that have welted seams to protect against burns caused by sparks and high heat.