0 Anonymous Asked: December 21, 2020In: Technology What is SMAW welding? 0 What is SMAW welding? Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Rakesh 0 Questions 35 Answers 0 Best Answers 96 Points View Profile Rakesh Added an answer on December 21, 2020 at 6:17 am Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) also known as stick welding, is a manual process using a flux coated consumable electrode with a metal rod at the core. Direct current or alternating current forms an arc between electrode and base metal creates required heat. The flux coating disintegrates and gives off vapors that serve as a shielding gas and provides a protective layer of a slog. SMAW welding is inexpensive when compared with another method such as TIG. 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.