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SMAW (Shielded metal arc welding) - Dixie Southern

SMAW (Shielded metal arc welding)

Also known as manual metal arc welding or stick welding. Electric current is used to strike an arc between the base material and consumable electrode rod, which is made of steel and is covered with a flux that protects the weld area from oxidation and contamination by producing CO2 gas during the welding process. The electrode core itself acts as filler material, making a separate filler unnecessary.

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