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.

Advantages

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 RusesgasĀ® Ltd Cornwall

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