What Are Welding Rods Made of?

A pack of welding rod.

The rod that creates the metal bead is called the “welding electrode.” Using an electrical current, the welding electrode can be used to make welding metal beads. The welding electrode is made of two different parts, namely:  The actual metal  The flux coating The actual metal out of which the electrode is made can be any of … Read more

Slag Inclusion In Welding

Causes and examples of slag inclusion when welding.

In some welding processes, a byproduct called welding slag will often form together with the welding results. But, sometimes, it might cause slag inclusions in welding if the welder was unable to handle the welding process properly. It is a type of clear and glasslike material that is formed due to flux materials melting in or on … Read more