Stud Welding Process
Arc Stud Welding Method
- Stud and ceramic ferrule are placed in gun and pressed against work surface.
- The arc is drawn when the trigger is pressed, which melts the fluxed end of the stud along with the immediate work area.
- The ceramic ferrule shields the arc concentrating the heat, the gun then forces the stud into the molten pool of metal integrating it with the work plate.
- The metal solidifies and welder breaks away the ceramic ferrule to expose the weld fillet around the base of the stud.
- Almost any size or type of stud can be welded
- With the Arc process, you obtain a full fusion weld that becomes stronger than the stud itself
- Diameters up to 1 ¼”
- Labor costs are dramatically reduced with the process because through-hole preparation is eliminated, and the weld can be completed by a single worker
- Penetration of weld zone for structural-type strength
- No holes to drill
CD Stud Welding Method
- Stud is placed in weld gun and pressed against work surface.
- Ignition of the arc is started when stored energy is discharged when trigger is pulled through a special weld “timing” tip and stud starts downward.
- The arc melts the entire face of the stud along with the parent material, and the stud is forced into the molten metal.
- Metal solidifies and weld is completed in milliseconds.
- No drilling or tapping
- No cleanup
- Will not vibrate lose
- No weld fillet
- Reverse side can paint finished before welding
- Parent base materials from .025” and up
- Very fast, 5-6 milliseconds
- Weld up to 20 studs per minute