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4 types of welding electrodes and their uses | Tata Agrico

4 types of welding electrodes

Want to take your craft of flawless welding to the next level? Then not just any electrodes but only premium quality welding electrodes or rods from the leading hand-tool major TATA Agrico, a unit of the pioneering TATA Steel can materialize your dream into super-satisfying artwork and project applications.

Before we reveal the top welding electrodes in the market, let’s begin with the very basics of what is welding electrode. A welding electrode is a metallic rod infused with 2 different metals, wires, or filler which when you connect from your welding machine to the base metal, starts melting due to extreme electrical heat to join two different parts of metal with a durable smooth finish.

Now that you know about what welding electrodes are, it’s time to know about the basic 2 types and their different industrial uses.

Featuring the first type is the Consumable Electrodes

A consumable electrode or welding rod works just the way it sounds. That means when you use these filler electrodes to weld a joint, the rods melt and are consumed in the process to bridge the gap between the parent metal and the other metal part. Some common welding consumables are stick electrodes, solid wires, and flux-cored wires that are widely used in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), MIG welding, flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and Electroslag welding (ESW).

The second type is Non-consumable Electrode

A non-consumable electrode on the other hand stays intact and doesn’t change its properties and melts in the process. The only purpose of using such an electrode is to establish and maintain the electric arc.

The mystery behind the solid structure of non-consumable electrodes after welding is that they are made of materials with higher melting points like tungsten, graphite, and carbon. However, the non-consumable rods can wear away over time due to oxidation or vaporization.

The only problem here is that you need to manually fed fillers while working with a non-consumable electrode. Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG), Carbon Arc Welding (CAW), and Atomic Hydrogen Welding (AHW) are some examples of non-consumable electrodes applications.

Unlocking 4 types of welding electrodes from TATA Agrico

Low hydrogen carbon steel electrode

We offer premium quality Low Hydrogen carbon steel electrodes, crafted with perfect parameters and tested with the highest quality assured. These welding rods offer good weld beads, are perfect to weld and cut thicker materials, offer impressive durability, and easy generation and retention over the arc.

These electrodes are also efficient in joining carbon steels and low alloy steels.

 Mild Steel Electrode

One of our most top-selling products is the mild steel electrode, made with a high-quality but low concentration of carbon steel deposits. They have the considerable tensile strength to sustain a long-standing arc and are widely used in ship manufacturing, rail wagons, pipelines, and the automobile industry.

Mild Steel Electrode (Non-ISI grade)

Crafted of prime steel wire rods, this non-ISI grade Mild Steel Electrode guarantees low spill and smoke emission during welding. Designed to be your ultimate welding partner this one value-pack contains 90 high-performing non-ISI grade mild steel welding rods.

Stainless Steel Electrode

The TATA-approved ready-to-use pack of stainless-steel electrodes is another top-selling product to offer and maintain a consistent weld quality irrespective of temperature and weather impact.

Grab your best TATA Agrico welding electrodes to make stunning and durable project works that scream only quality and your superior craftsmanship.

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