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Welding Rod

Last updated: June 6, 2018

What Does Welding Rod Mean?

A welding rod is the generic name used to refer to electrodes or filler metal that is used to join two other base metals when performing shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).

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Corrosionpedia Explains Welding Rod

Welding rods can either be consumable of non-consumable in their use. Consumable rods disintegrate or melt to form the bonding material that holds two metal pieces together. However, non-consumable rods simply provide enough catalytic reaction with the base metals to propagate their fusing in an oxygen-rich atmospheric environment. The length of any continuous weld bead is directly proportional to the length of the welding rod.

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Synonyms

Filler Metal

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