SMAW(Shielded Metal Arc Welding )
Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMA ) , or Stick welding
Wide range of alloys (electrodes) available.
Low cost of equipment , available in most workshops.
Easy to apply no special skills required :
Relative high dilution of weld deposit (20-40 % )
2– 3 layers may be required to achieve maximum wear properties
Low Deposition rate ( between 1– 3 kg/ h )