nontransferred arc

nontransferred arc

[¦nän′tranz·fərd ′ärk]
(metallurgy)
In arc welding and cutting, an arc made between the electrode and constricting nozzle, excluding the workpiece from the circuit.
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Direct current blown arc spraying [49] consists of a nontransferred arc (contained in the nozzle) as the heat source to generate plasma which melts the coating material and accelerates it toward the workpiece.