electric-arc welding



  • (written as electric arc welding)
    The joining of metal pieces by fusion, the heat for which is provided by an electric arc or the flow of electric current between the electrode and the base metal. The electrode is either a consumable, melting and bead-depositing, or nonconsumable metal rod. The base is the parent metal. See also electric welding.


  • welding utilizing a sustained discharge of electricity between two conductors as the source of heat. Also known as arc welding.