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.