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Stick Welding Services at Flamboro Machine Shop

Flamboro Machine Shop, FMS, offers MIG welding services across the Hamilton area. FMS is more than just a family-owned machine shop specializing in Stick welding services. Offer a combination of expertise, dedication, and personalized service sets it apart from the rest. FMS has a team of skilled welders committed to delivering high-quality welds that meet and exceed industry standards. Whether you need welding for structural components, machinery repairs, or custom fabrications, FMS has the experience and capability to handle a wide range of projects. What truly sets FMS apart is its attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction. FMS takes the time to understand your specific needs and requirements, ensuring that every weld we produce is precise, durable, and meets your expectations. Stick welding, also known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or manual metal arc welding, is a versatile and widely used welding process.

Stick welding processes and capability at Flamboro Machine Shop

Here’s a breakdown of what stick welding entails:

  • Electrode: In stick welding, an electrode (a metal rod coated with a flux material) is used. The electrode serves multiple purposes, including providing the filler material for the weld and creating a shielding gas when the flux coating melts.

  • Power Source: A power source generates the electrical current required for welding. This current passes through the electrode, creating an arc between the electrode and the workpiece.

  • Arc Formation: The arc created between the electrode and the workpiece generates intense heat, melting both the electrode and the base metal.

  • Filler Material: As the electrode melts, it deposits filler material into the weld joint, creating a strong bond between the two pieces of metal.

  • Shielding Gas: The flux coating on the electrode releases gases that shield the molten weld pool from atmospheric contaminants, such as oxygen and nitrogen, which can cause defects in the weld.


  • Welding Machine: A welding machine supplies the necessary current for welding. It can be powered by electricity or sometimes by engine-driven generators for outdoor or remote welding.

  • Electrodes: There are various types of electrodes available, each designed for specific applications and materials. Electrodes come in different diameters and coatings.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Welders must wear appropriate PPE, including a welding helmet with a darkened visor, gloves, flame-resistant clothing, and safety glasses.

Advantages of Stick Welding:

  • Versatility: Stick welding can be used on a wide range of metals, including steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and some non-ferrous metals.

  • Portability: Stick welding equipment is relatively portable, making it suitable for outdoor and remote welding jobs.

  • Cost-Effective: Compared to some other welding processes, stick welding equipment is often more affordable and accessible.

  • Ability to Weld Dirty or Rusty Metals: The flux coating on the electrode helps to clean and remove contaminants from the weld area, allowing welding on dirty or rusted surfaces.

Stick welding services at Flamboro Machine Shop

Choose Flamboro Machine Shop for your Stick welding needs and experience the difference firsthand. We are your trusted partner for exceptional welding services in Hamilton and beyond. At Flamboro Machine Shop, you can expect:
  • Quality Craftsmanship: Our welders are highly trained and skilled, ensuring that every weld is done right the first time.
  • Custom Solutions: We tailor our welding services to meet your unique project needs, offering personalized solutions that fit your budget and timeline.
  • Timely Delivery: We understand the importance of deadlines. You can rely on us to complete your welding projects on schedule, without compromising on quality.
  • Transparent Communication: We believe in clear and open communication throughout the welding process, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way.
  • Reliable Service: As a family-owned business, we take pride in our work and are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships with our customers.

Flamboro Machine Shop’s dedication to N299.3 compliance and service across multiple industries highlights its commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.