Welding Term, Definition, and Abbreviations

Find your confusing words by Ctrl+F Active Fluxes – Active fluxes produce changes in weld metal chemistry when welding is changed. Active fluxes are restricted to single or minimal multi-pass welding. Acceptable Weld – A weld that meets the applicable requirements Actual Throat – The shortest distance between the weld root and the face of a fillet weld. Aging – Process of holding metals or alloys at room temperature after subjecting them to shaping or heat treatment, for the purpose of increasing dimensional stability or to improve their hardness and strength through structural changes, as by precipitation. Air Carbon Arc Cutting – A carbon arc cutting process variation that removes molten metal … Continue reading Welding Term, Definition, and Abbreviations

What are the advantages of SMA welding?

SMA: Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) SMAW is the most widely used welding process for metal fabrication because of its low cost, flexibility, portability, and versatility. The welding machine itself can be as simple as a 110-volt, step-down transformer that can be plugged into a normal electrical outlet. The electrodes are available from a large number of manufacturers in packages ranging from 1 lb (0.5 kg) to 50 lb (22 kg). The SMAW process is very versatile because the same SMA welding machine can be used to make a wide variety of weld joint designs in a wide variety of metal … Continue reading What are the advantages of SMA welding?