Electrodes - Welding Rods (5 sub categories)

Welding Consumables, Welding Rods and Electrodes

Welding Rods and Welding Electrodes

Engweld stock a wide range of welding electrodes including mild steel (rutile), low hydrogen (basic), stainless steel, repair & maintenance and cellulosic in a variety of sizes from 1.6 - 5.0mm for a broad range of welding applications. Brands we work with include Bohler, ESAB, Lincoln Electric & Oerlikon. 

Mild Steel Welding Electrodes

Mild steel welding rods provide a stable and quiet arc, offering low penetration. These features make them ideal for working with thin plates and for bridging wider gaps.

There are various types of Mild Steel Welding Electrodes, so make sure you select the correct type, as its properties should align with your application.

Low Hydrogen Welding Electrodes

Traditional welding electrodes will have a cellulosic moisture content of 4-6%. A low hydrogen electrode contains less than 0.6% moisture content within their coatings.

Stainless Steel Welding Electrodes

There are many types of Stainless Steel Electrodes, each offering slightly different properties, your usual applications of Stainless Steel Electrodes include:

  • Bellows.
  • Heat exchangers.
  • Furnace parts.
  • Expansion joints.
  • Aircraft exhaust manifolds.
  • Heating element tubing.
  • Welding of a woven screen for high-temperature processing of minerals.

When Welding Stainless Steel, the accepted rule of thumb is to weld it with either a higher grade of stainless steel electrode or the same grade of Welding Rod, Tig Wire or Mig Wire.

Cellulosic electrodes

Cellulosic welding electrodes are electrodes with a coating made up of organic materials, with roughly 30% of the weight of the coating being cellulose. Organic compounds decompose in the arc, releasing carbon dioxide, hydrogen and carbon monoxide, creating an arc with superior strength and hardness.

The main features of Cellulosic Electrodes are:

  • Deep penetration.
  • Capable of welding vertically downwards.
  • You are able to weld metal with good mechanical properties.
  • The weld pool developed is smaller.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you can't find the exact size, brand and type of electrode you're looking for. Contact Us