Intro to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding.

“Introduction to FCAW” covers the basic theories of Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) for those engineers who are seeking to expand their knowledge of welding processes. Flux cored arc welding, or FCAW, evolved from the gas metal arc welding, or GMAW process to improve arc action, metal transfer, weld metal properties, and weld appearance. The heat is provided by an arc between a continuously fed tubular electrode wire and the workpiece. The major difference is that FCAW utilizes an electrode very different from the solid electrode used in GMAW. In fact, it is closer to the electrodes used in shielded metal arc welding, or SMAW or stick welding, except the flux is on the inside of a flexible electrode instead of on the outside of a very stiff electrode.

After completion of “Intro to FCAW” the student should have a greater understanding of the FCAW process.

Professional Development Hours (PDH) - 3 Hrs.

  • Course access: one (1) year to complete.