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Welding Terms

Welding Terms
Welcome to the first part of our 5 part welding series; ARC Welding-what is it? I know just about everyone has heard about welding and welders in general- but for those of you who are still a little unsure on the details, our Welding Series is going to explain a few things.

We are starting with ARC welding. ARC welding actually refers to the use of an electric current to fuse two or more pieces of metal together. The process is quite simple really- the electric current flows in the gap between an ARC welding rod and the metal that you are attempting to weld. The electric current works to melt a portion of the metal and forms molten consistency, whilst at the same time the flux coating on the ARC welding rod is also melted. The two liquids mix together to form the welding mixture that fuses the two pieces together.

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