Welding electrodes for Nigeria

We sell Welding electrodes for Nigeria workshops available online from GZ industrial supplies.

 GZ Industrial Supplies Nigeria is a significant supplier of welding supplies Nigeria. We are also a stockist of welding electrodes mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless, hard facing, and M & R sell mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless, hard facing, and M & R electrodes. The complete product line offers reliability and performance in all welding applications. Our operating procedure is focused to help the customer get the best welding materials their, iron welding or any metal.

About electrodes 

The MIG welding rod is a continuously fed wire referred to as wire. An electrode is a metal wire that is coated. It is made out of materials with a similar composition to the metal welded. There are a variety of factors that go into choosing the right electrode for each project. SMAW or stick electrodes are consumable, meaning they become part of the weld, while TIG wires are non-consumable as they do not melt and become part of the weld, requiring the use of a welding rod.

Welding wire selection is critical to ease cleanup, weld strength, bead quality, and minimizing any spatter. Electrodes must be stored in a moisture-free environment and carefully removed from any package (follow the directions to avoid damage). 

When molten metal is exposed to air, it absorbs oxygen and nitrogen and becomes brittle or is otherwise adversely affected. A slag cover is needed to protect molten or to solidify weld metal from the atmosphere. We can obtain this cover from the electrode coating. The composition of the welding electrode coating determines its usability and the composition of the deposited weld metal, and the electrode specification. 

 The formulation of this product.

The formulation of Welding rods is based on well-established principles of metallurgy, chemistry, and physics. The coating protects the metal from damage, stabilizes the arc, and improves the weld in other ways, which include: 

  • Smooth weld metal surface with even edges. 
  • Minimum spatter adjacent to the weld. 
  • A stable welding arc. 
  • Penetration control. 
  • A robust and tough coating. 
  • Easier slag removal. 
  • Improved deposition rate. 

The metal-arc electrodes may be grouped and classified as bare or thinly coated electrodes and shielded arc or heavy coated. The covered electrode is the most popular type of filler metal used in arc welding. The composition determines the usability its use, deposited weld metal, and the specification of the electrode. The type of electrode used depends on the specific properties required in the weld deposited. These include corrosion resistance, ductility, high tensile strength, the type of base metal to be welded, the position of the weld (flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead), and the kind of current and polarity required.

How to choose welding electrodes? 

Choosing an electrode is determined by the requirements of the welding job. but take note of this option:

  • Tensile strength
  • Ductility
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Base metal
  • Weld position
  • Polarity
  • Current

There are light and heavy coated electrodes. Light coated electrodes have a light coating that is applied through brushing, spraying, dipping, washing, wiping, or tumbling. Heavy coated electrodes are coated by extrusion or dripping. There are three main kinds of heavy coatings: mineral, cellulose, or a combination of the two. Heavy coatings are used for welding cast iron, steels, and hard surfaces.


GZ industrial supplies know the proper application and use of electrodes call on our experts at all times, we supply various brands of electrodes like Lincoln, Ador, Hyundai, Powerflex, including Nigeria brands like Samurai.

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