Stud Welding is a semi-automatic, drawn arc welding process whereby a stud, acting as an electrode, is end-welded to the parent material in a fraction of a second.
This process is similar in many ways to manual arc welding. However, the Stud Welding process differs in the area of establishment of arc length (lift), determination of arc duration (time), and the return of the electrode (plunge) into the molten pool of metal to complete the Stud Welding process. This sequence of operation is controlled automatically by the Stud Welding system.
Superior weld integrity and strength are developed in the stud welding operation because a full cross sectional area of the fastener is welded. This process is automatic, simple and produces consistent, high quality welds with minimum operator involvement.