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What Is Stud Welding?

STUD WELDING is a high-speed metal fastening process in which a metal fastener can be applied by a welding arc to another piece of metal.

THE PROCESS OF STUD WELDING: The welding stud is placed (with a hand tool called the Stud Gun) in contact with the base metal, a weld arc is drawn which melts the welding stud base and an area of the metal work piece for metal fastening. The welding stud is then forced into the melted area and held in place until the metals re-solidify. This high quality fusion arc weld is complete in milliseconds and is accomplished by one of two major methods.

WHAT ARE THE TWO METHODS OF STUD WELDING? Capacitor Discharge Stud Welding (usually "CD Stud Welding" for short) and Arc Stud Welding. The differences are shown in the illustrations below.

STUD WELDING SYSTEMS consist of a Power Supply and/or "Controller", a Stud Gun, and Welding Cables to tie the system and work-piece together.

 

How Does Capacitor Discharge (CD) Stud Welding Differ From Arc Stud Welding?
How Does Capacitor Discharge (CD) Stud Welding Work? How Does Arc Stud Welding Work?
What is Stud Welding & It's Process?
Weld Stud Against Work
What does stud and ceramic ferrule against work plate
Stud and ceramic ferrule against the work plate
Stud Welding Process Starts with Stud heading Downward
Welding Process Starts with Stud heading Downward
Weld stud is lifted and Arc is drawn for welding
Stud is Lifted and Arc is drawn for welding
Stud Gets Forced into Molten Metal
Stud Gets Forced into Molten Metal
Stud Gets Forced into Metal starting the weld
Stud Gets Forced into Metal starting the weld
Stud is Welded Using Capacitor Discharge Method
Stud is Welded Using Capacitor Discharge Method
Stud is Welded Using Arc Stud Welding Method
Stud is Welded Using Arc Stud Welding Method
What Does Capacitor Discharge (CD) Stud Welding Provide? The Benefits What Does Arc Stud Welding Provide? The Benefits
Welding to thin and sheet metal grade material Larger diameter Fasteners (up to 1-1/4")
NO reverse side marking Penetration of weld zone for structural-type strength
Up to 3/8" diameter fasteners Welded metal fastening to heavier base materials
Only 110 volt power required DC (direct current), 220 or 440 volt power sourcing
Up to 20 welds per minute Ceramic Arc Shields used to maintain weld
Welded metal fastening of dissimilar metals  
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