Stud welding (SW) is a specialized AW process for joining studs or similar components to base parts. A typical SW operation, in which shielding is obtained by the use of a ceramic ferrule. To begin with, the stud is chucked in a special weld gun that automatically controls the timing and power parameters of the steps shown in the sequence. The worker must only position the gun at the proper location against the base workpart to which the stud will be attached and pull the trigger.
Application of Stud Arc Welding
SW applications include threaded fasteners for attaching handles to cookware, heat radiation fins onmachinery, and similar assembly situations. In high-production operations, stud welding usually has advantages over rivets, manually arc-welded attachments, and drilled and tapped holes.