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Flux Core Arc Welding

Information and Guidance to FCAW Flux core arc welding (FCAW) was introduced in the 1950’s as an alternative to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). The advantage of FCAW over SMAW is that the use of the stick electrodes used in SMAW is unnecessary. This helped FCAW to...

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW), or regularly as stick welding is a manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to produce the weld. An electric current, in the form of either...

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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

History The correct name for TIG welding is Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). This is the name that most European and American Welding fabricators refer to on their welding procedures. When GTAW welding was introduced around the 1940’s, Helium gas was the primary...

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Equipment for MIG Welding

The MIG process is a versatile welding technique which is suitable for both thin sheet and thick section components. It is capable of high productivity but the quality of welds can be called into question. To achieve satisfactory welds, welders must have a good...

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TIG Welding Equipment

Using an inert gas shield instead of a slag to protect the weld pool, this technology is a highly attractive alternative to gas and manual metal arc welding and has played a major role in the acceptance of high quality welding in critical applications.   Essential...

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Welding Safety – Fumes

Fumes are airborne particles small enough to be inhaled and are produced in all welding and cutting operations. They are a mixture of: gases from the surrounding air, shielding gas, metallic elements - from parent metals, coatings and welding fluxes, which are...

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