Taxonomy: Shielded Metal Arc Welding


Shielded metal arc welding is a process for joining metallic workpieces together using a flux-covered electrode.


Overview of Process

Shielded metal arc welding is a welding (joining by melting) process. The heat required to melt the metal is generated by a flux-covered electrode, which not only creates high temperatures, but also vaporizes the flux, causing the joint to be protected while cooling.


Additional Notes

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Process Illustration


Engineers Edge. “Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Praxair. “Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)