(Update as of 10/17/20) Greats news! We received notification from New York State that indoor arts and education categorized businesses are FINALLY able to re-open to the general public! Arc + Flame is evaluating the fine details and will act accordingly. Stay tuned for more announcements during the week! Earlier this month, Arc + Flame postponed all classes through 2020. We will evaluate the new mandates and provide details on re-opening soon. Our center is open for retail and walk-in customers on Monday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10AM-6PM, and Friday 9am-5pm.

We are actively interviewing candidates interested in our Welding & Fabrication Program set to begin February 2021. This program is directly partnered through Monroe Community College. Contact us today for details on the admissions process!

Our Fall 2020 Welding & Fabrication Industry Certificate Program through Monroe Community College is currently able to run because of direct partnership with higher education [based on NYS Phase 4 COVID guidelines]. The same goes for our collegiate welding classes for engineering students through Rochester Institute of Technology and machining and HVAC students through Monroe Community College.

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Stick Welding

Stick Welding: Stick welding, also know as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is an electric arc process that uses a consumable flux-coated rod as the electrode and the filler metal. Required equipment is a constant-current welding power source, electrode cable with electrode holder, and ground cable with ground clamp. Welding begins by striking the welding rod on the metal to be welded, with a motion similar to lighting a match. Once the arc starts, you then move the rod in the direction you want to travel. When the rod has consumed from it's starting length of 14" down to about 3", pull the rod away to stop the weld. Replace the remaining stub with a new rod, and start the process all over by striking the new rod. Stick welding remains a popular welding process, and is well suited to welding outdoors and in instances where welding must take place at distances up to several hundred feet from the power source.

Advantages of Stick Welding 

  • Relatively inexpensive equipment
  • Easy to change electrode size and type
  • No shielding gas required
  • Easy to extend the "reach" of the process by adding extension cables

Common uses of Stick Welding:

  • Equipment repair
  • Farm and Ranch 
  • Bridge and Structural Steel
  • Construction

Welding Processes: Stick

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Stick Welding Night Course
Stick Welding Night Course

Welding Night Course

$495.00
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Stick Welding Workshop
Stick Welding Workshop

Welding Workshop

$190.00