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PWL#057B - Stick Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, SMAW, Manual Metal Arc Welding, Downloads
May 15, 2008

Mid Month Bulletin 25

PWL#057B - Manual Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Guide, Guidelines, Tips, Selection, Articles, Basic Technology, Tutorial, Video and more...

Mid May Bulletin

15 May 2008 - Resources on SMAW (MMA) - Bulletin 25


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For a general introduction to this subject we would like to refer you to our page:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Tips

Resources on Shielded Metal Arc Welding or Manual Metal Arc Welding (25)

From ISF Aachen:
Manual Metal Arc Welding (14 pages)

From the U.S. Navy (Published by SweetHaven Publishing Services)
Manual Shielded Metal-Arc Welding
US Navy.

From TWI:
The Manual Metal Arc Process
MMA welding (manual metal arc welding) (SMAW)

From Aussie Weld Engineering:
The Welding Tutorial (Including also other processes) (24 pages)

From HSE (UK):
Manual Metal Arc (MMA) or Stick Welding - Engineering Control (4 pages)

From the Gov't of Western Australia:
Manual Metal Arc Welding – Electrical Safety (5 pages)
Electrical Safety.

From BOC Industrial:
MMA Consumables
with useful links

From Lincoln Electric:
Creating High Quality Stick Welds: A User's Guide
How to Strike and Establish an Arc
Preventing Arc Blow
Stick Electrode Product Catalog (48 pages)

From MillerWelds:
Guidelines For Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (28 pages)
Five Tips to Improve Stick Welding

From ESAB:
Electrode Selection (30 pages to turn over)
Basic Welding Filler Metal Technology (10 Lessons, many pages)

From SAF-FRO (Air Liquide Welding):
Chapter 1 MMA Welding (9 pages)

From Airgas:
Stick (SMAW) Electrode Welding - Stick Welding Basics

From Hobart Welders:
Stick Welding Tips (3 pages)

From Murex Welding (UK):
Manual Metal Arc Welding Electrodes (26 pages)


Classification and Designation of Welding Filler Materials

SMAW Basics—How much do you know?

MMA / SMAW Wear Management Applications

Select Welding Equipment for On-site Welding Repairs (8 pages)

Stick Welding

Basics of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (video)

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