Stick Welding (Shielded Metal Arc Welding or SMAW) in Cornwall
A manual arc welding process using an electrode coated in flux; an electric current forms an electric arc between the electrode and metals to be joined. Both the rod and the metals melt to form a weld pool. The flux melts to form a shielding gas which protects the weld pool; along with the layer of slag also formed.
This process only allows short runs of weld to be produced; as electrodes need to be replaced regularly. Weld penetration is low.
Equipment is inexpensive; portable and simple to use
There is a large choice of electrodes to suit a large variety of metals
Suitable for outdoor and mobile welding.
All consumables and equipment available from Rusesgas® Ltd Cornwall