What size welding electrode do I need?

What size welding electrode do I need?

Generally the size of the electrode that should be used depends on the thickness of the part to be welded. For thin metals the electrode is only slightly larger than the metal to be welded. For example if a plate is of 2.0 mm thick the electrode of 2.5 mm should be used.

What are 4 types of welding electrodes?

Common electrodes used in Stick welding are 6010, 6011, 6013, 7018 and 7024 with the most common diameters ranging from 1/8- to 5/32-in. Each of these electrodes offers all-position welding capabilities (except 7024).

How do I choose the right size electrode?

Factors for Selecting the Right Stick Electrode

  1. Base metal properties.
  2. Tensile strength.
  3. Welding current.
  4. Base metal thickness, shape and joint fit-up.
  5. Welding position.
  6. Specification and service conditions.
  7. Environmental job conditions.

What is a 7016 electrode?

Ferrocraft 7016 is a basic, hydrogen controlled electrode that deposits weld metal in the 550MPa class. It gives excellent operator appeal in all welding positions, except vertical-down and exhibits a smooth, penetrating arc with excellent bead appearance and shape.

What are the 5 types of electrodes?

Gas Electrodes:

  • Examples of gas Electrodes:
  • Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE):
  • Chlorine gas electrode:
  • Oxygen gas electrode:
  • Metal-Sparingly Soluble Metal Salt Electrode:
  • Metal – Metal Ion Electrodes:
  • Examples of metal – metal ions electrodes:
  • What is basic electrode?

    Basic welding electrodes contain a high proportion of calcium carbonate (limestone) and calcium fluoride (fluorspar) in the coating. This makes their slag coating more fluid than rutile coatings – this is also fast-freezing which assists welding in the vertical and overhead position.

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