Welding Rods and Electrodes; Wires (ICS code(s): 29.060.10)
Welding Rods and Electrodes (Quality Control) Order, 2023; (2 page(s), in English)
Welding Wires, Rods and Electrodes (Quality Control) Order, 2023
Welding Rods are used in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as stick welding. A welding rod can also be called a welding electrode. A welding rod is a mineral and metal powder coated metal rod. The rod has two purposes: to provide filler metal to the workpiece and to conduct electric current to the arc.
Welding Electrodes are metal wires with baked on chemical coatings. The rod is use to sustain the welding arc and to provide the filler metal required for the joint to be welded. The coating protects the metal from damage, stabilized the arc and improves the weld.