Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
Process in which an electric arc is used as a heating agent. In the carbon arc process, a single carbon rod melts the metal being welded and a filler rod is applied as in Oxy-welding. In the metallic arc process the arc is struck and maintained with a metallic electrode which also acts as a filler rod.