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About Electrodes and Types of SMAW Welding Wires

Fitter mate must know the name of the electrode because this thing is a basic requirement of fitter work. But maybe my friend fitter did not have the time or did not care about 'what exactly is the electrode? The following explanation hopefully can add to our insight as a fitter. Electrodes that we usually call 'welding wires' are objects used to conduct electrical welding. Flame arises when the tip of the welding wire as a burner is tangent to the welding metal.

In general, Electrodes can be divided into 2 groups:

1. Webbed / coated electrodes

2. Plain electrodes

Webbed Electrodes
What is meant by a webbed electrode is a core material of wire coated (flux) of certain chemicals adapted to the type of welding?

The SMAW welding wires that we use every day are included as webbed electrodes. These electrodes consist of two parts with different functions, namely:

1. Electrode Core Parts, which function:

-As a conductor of electricity.

-As an added ingredient

For materials, the e…
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