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SMAW Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding also known as manual metal arc welding or "stick" welding, is a manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode with a flux to lay down the weld. The main benefit to the SMAW process it's versatility as this process can be conducted in a shop environment or in the middle of a field (no gas needed).

The plasma cutting process is used for manual, mechanised or automated cutting process.

Air Liquide Canada manufactures and supplies a complete selection of SMAW electrodes in Canada for fabrication and repair of all metal classifications. Air Liquide's BLUESHIELDTM Low-Hydrogen Electrodes LA 7018 are considered the standard in the industry. Our products are tested under cold temperatures.

Air Liquide Canada offers gas and a variety of products and equipment to help you to enhance quality and productivity always safely.

Equipment for Welding & Safety



Our BLUESHIELDTM filler metals cover various materials welding applications, and help you to get nice welding joint with excellent mechanical properties.