consumable electrode

consumable electrode

[kən′süm·ə·bəl i′lek‚trōd]
(metallurgy)
A metal electrode that supplies the filler for welding.
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AMRC Castings is also working toward pouring over 1,000 kg of titanium for a 500 kg part-weight centrispun casting by May 2018 on its consumable electrode castings furnace.
Depending on the system it might be a consumable electrode or automatically fed wire.
Therefore, it is suitable for use as a consumable electrode. If both the corrosion property and electrolytic efficiency are considered, the preferred Al-Mg alloy electrode would be the Al-Mg (25 wt%) specimen.
This results was obtained at the ratio of the electric power supplied through the consumable electrode to the power supply through the current-conducting section of the solidification mould, of approximately 65:35 of the total remelting power (550-570 kVA).
Dropping mechanism of remelting of consumable electrode, at which the material in small portions (drops) is conveyed from the consumable electrode through a slag pool to forming ingot, provides the high density and lower level of structural heterogeneity in HSS (Chaus et al., 1997) even though the diameter of ingot is larger than 100 mm.
MIG and flux cored welding involve a continuously fed wire that functions as a consumable electrode. These are the easiest processes to learn.
In gas metal arc welding (GMAW), a low voltage arc is struck between the end of a consumable electrode and the work.
To determine more correctly the tested technological conditions of remelting and the effect of these conditions on the surface quality of ESR ingots with a diameter of 800 mm, a series of melts was produced using a consumable electrode with a larger cross section (430x430 mm) which were cast into an ingot mould with a diameter of 580 mm in accordance with the calculation conditions.
Consumable electrode casting furnaces are ideal for aerospace and commercial applications and are available in single- and multiple-chamber both of which can be equipped with centrifugal casting capabilities.
In melting high-quality electroslag remelted ingots it is necessary to ensure the optimum position of the consumable electrode in relation to the slag pool (1).
In this stage, during melting of the consumable electrode, the slag and metal pools travel upwards along the ends of the nipples.