Firecracker welding

A firecracker welding is a rare form of the shielded metal Arc Welding process. A butt weld is made use of in the form of welding. The electrode is stuck horizontal above the butt weld. The electric arc is then placed at one end of the electrode which would burn along the entire length of the electrode. The electrode is held in its place with the help of an adhesive tape or with the help of a copper block. Clamps can also be used to hold the electrode its place. There are many advantages for this form of welding. This process is semi automated. Also the equipment that is used is relatively cheap. The changing of the electrode is reduced which makes this process much faster than manual arc welding. Also this process can be applied in areas that are in accessible by normal welding process and there is very little actual skill that is involved in this form of welding.