We have explained MIG welding; now, we thought we would help you understand another sub-group of welding, which is ARC welding. With over thirty-three years of experience, we have worked on different types of projects, so it is safe to say that we have a high level of expertise to share with you.
Defining ARC welding
When you use an electric arc to create heat to melt and then join metals together, this is known as Arc welding. Many welders use this to join metals together as it is a durable and sturdy method.
This process is a fusion welding process that helps welders join metals together. The metal is melted at the joint between two pieces using an intense heat of around 6500°F; this heat is created using an electric arc from a DC or AC power supply.
Advantages of arc welding
Many benefits come with arc welding, including the ability to work on dirty metals, which you cannot do with welding, such as TIG welding. Portability is another critical advantage arc welding has as you can transport materials easily.
In order to carry out this process, shielding gas is not a necessary component.
Disadvantages of arc welding
In order to carry out arc welding, you need to have a high skill level; you need to be trained, which can be time-consuming. It can also be hard to use arc welding on certain thin metals, so you need to be aware of which metals you can use this type of welding on.
Another disadvantage of arc welding is that it is low efficiency which means more waste is produced.
Another bit of useful information to know is that there are two different types of arc welding, which are non-consumable and consumable electrode methods.
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