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SMAW/Stick Shielded Metal Arc Welding

 SMAW/Stick     Shielded Metal Arc Welding
SMAW is a manual process in which a flux coated electrode is used to create an arc. The flux produces a shielding gas as it is consumed. There are several types of electrodes available. Selection of a specific electrode is determined by the type of alloy, welding position, and/or required tensile strength. SMAW is used in the construction and maintenance industries.


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