Bruce Morrett

Contributing Writer

SMAW welding

SMAW: The lowdown on the lingo

July 25, 2012

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Welding novices might be confused by terminology commonly used by fellow welders but not found in standard glossaries. This article defines some of these terms used in shielded metal arc welding.

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Chrome Moly Welding

The lowdown on low-alloy filler metals

June 17, 2008

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When welding a chromium-molybdenum alloy, selecting the optimal filler wire is critical to the long-term durability of the weld. Fortunately, matching the filler metal to the alloy is no more difficult than it is for matching a filler metal to any other family of alloys. Understanding the chemical and mechanical properties of the materials can go a long way in making strong, corrosion- and creep-resistant welds.

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How to Improve Your Welds: Helpful hints for GMAW

February 19, 2002


A guide to the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process. The benefits of the process include its high deposition rate, efficient use of filler matel, elimination of slag and flux removal, and the reduction of smoke and fumes.

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