0 Anonymous Asked: January 6, 2021In: Technology What is the difference between consumable electrodes and non-consumable electrodes? 0 What is the difference between consumable electrodes and non-consumable electrodes? Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Rakesh 10 Questions 51 Answers 0 Best Answers 129 Points View Profile Rakesh Added an answer on January 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm A consumable electrode itself melts down during welding and it deposits on weld beds. A non-consumable electrode does not meltdown on the weld bed. Consumable electrodes act as fillers. Non-consumable electrodes do not supply fillers. After welding a significant portion of the electrode become an integrated part of the weld bead. After welding in a non-consumable electrode the electrode remains unaffected. Arc welding processes employ a consumable electrode shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), Submerged arc welding (SAW), Electroslag welding (ESW), Electro-gas welding (EGW). Arc welding processes that employ a non-consumable electrode Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, Atomic Hydrogen Welding (AHW), Carbon Arc Welding (CAW). 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.