Shielded Metal Arc Welding  (SMAW / "stick")
  • Principles, process variables

    • polarity, work angle, travel angle,    

    • arc length, travel speed

  • Equipment setup, striking an arc

  • Advantages, limitations, troubleshooting

  • Electrode classifications

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Minimum time requirement:  2 hours.  (20% classroom, 80% shop)

Application activities in the classroom as well as the shop.

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Example of a page included in the Student/Reference Manual

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