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Stick Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is frequently referred to as stick or covered electrode welding.  Stick welding is among the most widely used welding processes.

The flux covering the electrode melts during welding.  This forms the gas and slag to shield the arc and molten weld pool.  The slag must be chipped off the weld bead after welding. The flux also provides a method of adding scavengers, deoxidizers, and alloying elements to the weld metal.  

Stick Weld - SMAW

Stick Welding Benefits

  •  Equipment used is simple, inexpensive, and portable
  •  Electrode provides and regulates its own flux
  •  Lower sensitivity to wind and drafts than gas shielded welding processes
  •  All position capability

Common Stick Welding Concerns

We can help optimize your welding process variables. Evaluate your current welding parameters and techniques.  Help eliminate common welding problems and discontinuities such as those listed below:

Weld Discontinuities

  •  Undercut
  •  Incomplete fusion
  •  Porosity
  •  Slag Inclusions
  •  Cracks

 

Stick Welding Problems

  •  Arc Blow
  •  Arc Stability
  •  Excessive spatter
  •  Incorrect weld profile
  •  Rough surface
  •  Porosity

Welder making Stick Weld - SMAW

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If your company is experiencing these or other welding problems you can retain AMC to improve your weld processing.  Hire AMC to act as your welding specialist.   


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