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Shielded metal arc welding uses current flowing through a steel rod, called an electrode, in an electrode holder. When the welder touches the rod to the steel, the arc creates an arc force, the resistance creates heat, and that heat melts the rod. The rod actually burns and becomes filler metal that melts into the steel. My brother was very unmechanical and he would ask me, “Are you going to do that process with jumper cables and a sparkler?” That’s not the most scientific explanation, yet, in a way, SMAW is kind of like that.   You’ve got alternating or direct current flowing through a steel rod, which is why we call it stick welding—it kind of looks like a stick. You put the rod—called an electrode—in a stinger, or electrode holder. When you touch it to the steel you want to join, the arc creates an arc force, the resistance creates heat, and that heat melts the rod. The rod actually burns and becomes filler metal that melts into the steel (fusion) and they become one, Grasshopper.     Undercut. One is undercut, which is the cardinal sin. That’s where you cut into the steel and don’t replace it with filler metal. This can result in longitudinal cracks that can cause the weld t...

In Mold Decorating Market Globally Expected to Drive Growth through 2026

In-mold Decorating (IMD) is a process of decorating plastic components or parts during the plastic injection molding cycle. IMD, when combined with the molding process, increases durability, creates design flexibility, and decreases manufacturing cost. IMD is useful on products with high durability and long life span. It is used in toys, appliances, medical devices, lawn and garden equipment, computer components, food packaging cups, instrumental panels, storage containers, plastic housing, telecommunication devices, and automotive components. IMD enhances the products’ aesthetic appeal, provides important safety information to consumers, and increases brand awareness of the products. The worldwide In mold Decorating Market can be divided dependent in video form, end-client, and area. As far as movies, the In mold Decorating business sector can be sorted into PP, ABS, PC, ABS/PC, ASA, SAN, PMMA, and PBT. Interest for PC films for IMD application is relied upon to rise fundamentally as they give certain advantages, for example, high light transmission quality, high toughness, and prevalent ink attachment. In light of end-client, the In mold Decorating business sector can be parti...