0 Anonymous Asked: April 5, 2021In: Technology Which rod is used in welding? 0 Which rod is used in welding? Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Rakesh 0 Questions 51 Answers 0 Best Answers 129 Points View Profile Rakesh Added an answer on April 5, 2021 at 9:19 am An electrode is a metal wire that is coated. It is made up of materials with a similar composition to the metal being welded. Stick electrodes or SMAW are consumables i.e they become part of weld, while TIG electrodes are non-consumables as they do not melt and become part of weld requiring the use of welding rod. The MIG welding electrode is a continuously fed wire referred to as MIG wire. Electrodes need to be stored in a moisture-free environment and carefully removed from the packet. The coating protects the metal from damage, stabilizes the arc, and also improves welding in other ways. 0 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.