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We are highly-skilled service professionals in shielded metal arc welding. Our experience and expertise in the industry have made us a trusted company offering all types of welding services.

Our shielded metal arc welding services are used in various applications like maintenance and repair, construction, industrial fabrication, and more. We use advanced technology in our welding processes to produce fast, efficient, and repeatable welds.

Our team of expert welders is highly skilled and experienced in the industry, and we are confident that we can provide you with the best possible service.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your specific needs, so please do not hesitate to contact us today.

What Is Shielded Metal Arc Welding Or SMAW?

Shielded Metal Arc Welding- Big Easy Mobile WeldersWe pride ourselves on the quality of both our work and the level of service we provide for welding needs.

In the years that we have used different types of welding that are available in the industry, we have specialized in shielded metal arc welding or SMAW.

SMAW is a fusion arc welding process.

It is one of the oldest modern welding techniques that are still quite popular in the welding industry.

The main process that is followed in this welding technique involves these important steps:

  • Two or more metals are strongly welded together creating a metallurgical bond.
  • An electric arc is used to heat the metal above its melting temperature to create coalescence.
  • The arc is created between a consumable electrode rod or a “stick electrode” and a workpiece

The process of the shielded metal arc welding is shielded which means that the weld pool is protected from the atmosphere with the use of a flux that is coated directly onto the consumable stick electrode.

Shielded Arc Welding Services Cost

SMAW is one of the most commonly used types of welding processes which requires using an electrode and electric current to join two or more metals together.

It can be more cost-effective than other welding processes because it uses inexpensive equipment and does not require external shielding. It can also be carried out in all types of weather.

The cost of shielded arc welding would vary and depend on several factors like:

  • Cost of labor
  • Welding materials used
  • Type of metal to be welded
  • Welding project

Considering all of the above factors, the average cost of a welding project is $475. Contact us today for a free estimate on your needed shielded arc welding service. We will be happy to discuss with you the process and how much it will cost you to get your welding project done.

What Items Are Made By Shielded Arc Welding

There are a variety of applications where the shielded metal arc welding process can be used.

The metals where SMAW works best include:

  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Nickel

We work on various thicknesses of recommended metals for SMAW. The most common applications where we use SMAW include heavy-duty work with industrial iron and steel, like carbon steel and cast iron, and also low- and high-alloy steel and nickel alloys.

We serve several industries with quality shielded metal arc welding services.

These industries include:

  • Construction
  • Pipeline
  • Shipbuilding
  • Underwater welding
  • Farm machinery manufacturing

Why Is The Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process Limited To Low Welding Currents?

In every welding project using the SMAW process, the alternating current or direct current is used to form an arc between the electrode and the base metal. The low welding current is enough to create the required heat. More current or amperage may be needed for welding thicker metals.

What Are The Advantages Of Shielded Metal Arc Welding?

SMAW remains to be one of the most popular and most convenient welding methods because of its many advantages which include:

  1. Lower equipment cost: Other welding methods require more expensive equipment. SMAW needs simple and inexpensive equipment.
  2. Lightweight and portable: SMAW is a more convenient welding method that can be used in various settings.  The equipment needed for SMAW is easy to transport.
  3. Built-in shield: The flux-covered electrode used in SMAW generates its own protective gas. No other exterior shielding gas is needed.
  4. Versatile: SMAW is applicable for welding different types of alloys and metals and in different positions as well.

Our skilled welders can carry out shielded metal arc welding projects with excellent workmanship and skill. You are assured that you will get your welding project done with precision and safety.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Preparation & Safety

Welding Preparation & Safety-Big Easy Mobile WeldersWe use top-quality materials in our SMAW process. Included in the basic tools for a successful stick welding project are:

  • Arc welding power source (welding machine)
  • Electrode lead cable
  • Electrode holder
  • Leads
  • Cables
  • Cable connectors
  • Ground clamp
  • Chipping hammer

Our welding experts also make sure they use safety equipment like a helmet, gloves, and protective clothing.

Other Services We Offer:

Plasma arc welding (PAW)

The plasma arc welding process uses a non-consumable electrode composed of sintered tungsten within a copper nozzle which allows plasma gas to flow with concentrated heat, allowing the base metal to melt and create a weld.

Tungsten arc welding or Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)

The tungsten arc welding process is similar to the gas tungsten arc welding process but uses an electrode composed of non-consumable tungsten. Inert gases are sued to protect the weld.

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)

In the gas metal arc welding process, we use an electric arc formed between a consumable MIG wire electrode and the base metal of the workpiece to melt and join the metal.

Contact Big Easy Mobile Welders For Welding Services

Big Easy Mobile Welders work with impressive skill in delivering our shielded metal arc welding services. We take every welding project seriously with whatever type of metal we need to work on.

Our services are centered on the needs and satisfaction of our clients. Our professional approach allows us to carry out top-quality mobile welding services anywhere it is needed in New Orleans. Contact us for a free quote with price and lead time.

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