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Arc Welding

Arc Welding processes have been a widely applied method of welding for many years.

Dynaweld are the Welding Supplies Experts, and can help you out with choosing the right process for you – no matter what your welding needs are.

In this video, Andrew Bosco from Dynaweld explains Arc Welding.

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Because they offer a sound and reliable weld at a low capital cost, arc welding processes are very popular.

Simple operation means that they are a good choice for a beginner too.

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So, what is Arc or ‘Stick’ welding?

So, what is Arc or ‘Stick’ welding?

Manual Metal Arc welding is commonly known as MMA or Stick Welding. This is a welding technique in which metals are welded using a consumable electrode rod and the heat generated by an electric arc.

The rod is fixed in the electrode holder, a short circuit is produced and the arc starts, when lifting the electrode or striking. During the MMA welding process the electrode rod heats up and its coating melts.

A slag develops above the weld seam. The arc is initiated by momentarily touching the electrode to the base metal. The heat of the arc created melts the surface of the base metal to form the molten pool at the end of the electrode. The melted electrode metal is transferred across the arc into the molten pool and becomes the deposited metal. The melted electrode coating forms the protective slag. Gases are released which shield the weld and help to stabilize the arc.

Why would you choose this process?

Why would you choose this process?

It is the easiest process to learn, and it is clean, making it the best choice for quick repairs. You can do fine work with it too. You can work with mild steel, stainless steel and cast iron.

It is forgiving in dirty/rusty environments. Stick welding does not require a shielding gas. These factors make Arc welding ideal for construction, mechanical work, and farm, lawn and garden equipment.

Compared to other welding techniques, Stick welding equipment is often very simple.

Why would you choose this process?

Things to know

It is slower than MIG welding.

It is not recommended for thin sheet metal welding.

Stick electrodes are not all the same and need to be chosen for the specific job that they need to do.

New to welding?

New to welding?

Dynaweld is here to help. With expert advice on what’s what to start you off. What supplies you’re going to need and safety precautions. Useful tips that build confidence in the beginner welder.

Stick/ARC Welders

Stick/ARC Welders

  • Bossweld S-140 Inverter Arc welder
  • Bossweld Evo 141 MMA/Tig Welder
  • Bossweld S-180 Inverter Arc welder
  • Bossweld Evo 181 MMA/Tig Welder
ARC Welding accessories

ARC Welding accessories

  • 57 Electrode Drying Ovens
  • Bossweld Arc Welding Lead Sets
  • Bossweld Orange Welding Cable
Electrodes

Electrodes

  • General purpose electrodes
  • Hydrogen controlled electrodes
  • Stainless steel electrodes
  • Special electrodes
  • Hardfacing electrodes
  • Low alloy electrodes