The manufacturing and industry are the foundation of our society. With such, we are able to have high quality living and holds promising future. The manufacturing and industrial sectors on the other hand will not be able to exist without structures, equipment as well as resources that are made by industrial fabrication and as a result, industrial fabrication as we know will not come to life without welding.
SMAW – this is also known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding or sometimes called as stick welding. Here, the stick is basically referring to electrode coated in protectant flux. Electrode holder holds the stick in place and an electric arc is attained by making use of either alternating or direct current. In return, this causes the electrode to melt slowly while melting the metals that has to be joined.
Apart from that, the flux coating releases gas vapor and the slag forms a protected environment which act as shield to the welded area from any type of contamination.
GTAW – this stands for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and uses tungsten electrode to produce weld, like what the name suggests. When compared to SMAW welding, the electrode isn’t consumed throughout the welding process. Instead, the welded area is being protected from atmospheric contamination by inert gas which is typically Helium gas or Argon.
GMAW – referred as Gas Metal Arc Welding, it makes use of consumable wire electrode fed through welding gun. Inert shielding gas such as argon or mixture of carbon dioxide and argon is being sprayed to the welding puddle in order to protect it from contamination.
Because of the relative ease and versatility that MIG welding has, it is not surprising why it is now the most used method of welding in various industrial settings. It isn’t idea on the other hand to use it in outdoor setting and other locations with high air volatility.
FCAW – Flux Cored Arc Welding or FCAW is almost the same with MIG welding but this features using special tubular wire that is filled with flux. The flux might be sufficient on its own to protect the welding puddle from contamination or shielding gas may be used depending on the filter material and other circumstances.
SAW – the Submerged Arc Welding or SAW is using consumable electrode that is automatically fed. It is using characteristic blanket of granular fusible flux which consists of various compounds similar to lime, silica, calcium fluoride as well as manganese oxide. This combination is then submerged completely to be able to protect the welding area. Visit welding services in Norwood now!
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