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arc welding

welding by means of the heat of an electric arc.
Also called electric arc welding.
1930-35 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for arc welding
  • Ability to use arc welding and oxyacetylene to cut, braze and repair metal objects.
  • Welds metal parts together, using both gas welding or brazing and any combination of arc welding processes.
  • Field-weld metal members shall use the shielded metal arc and flux-cored arc welding processes.
  • Performs gas and arc welding, and burning, cutting and bending of various materials.
British Dictionary definitions for arc welding

arc welding

a technique in which metal is welded by heat generated by an electric arc struck between two electrodes or between one electrode and the metal workpiece
Derived Forms
arc welder, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for arc welding

use of a sustained luminous electrical discharge (arc) as a source of heat for melting the filler metal (welding rod) and the metals being welded. See welding.

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