1 Anonymous Asked: November 24, 2020In: Technology What is SMAW welding process? 1 What is SMAW welding process? Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Rakesh 0 Questions 51 Answers 0 Best Answers 129 Points View Profile Rakesh Added an answer on November 24, 2020 at 6:22 pm SMAW stands for shielded metal arc welding, also known as stick welding is a manual process using a flux coated consumable electrode with a metal rod at the core. AC or DC forms an arc between the electrode and the base metal creates the required heat. The flux coating disintegrates and gives off vapours that serve as a shielded gas and provides a protective layer of slag. Shielded metal arc welding is inexpensive when compared to other welding methods. It is portable and works with any thickness and in any position. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.