ARC Studwelding involves the same basic principles and
metallurgical aspects as any other arc welding procedure.
The weld gun lifts the stud a short distance from the base metal
and initiates a controlled electric arc from the power source which
melts the end of the stud and a portion of the base metal.
The ceramic ferrule or gas tube contains the molten metal into
which the stud is thrust automatically and high quality fusion weld
ARC Studwelding is generally used to weld larger diameter studs to
thick base metals. ARC studs may be almost any shape and are made
of weldable materials.
Mild Steel, Stainless steel and aluminum are common for ARC
When an arc stud is welded, a fillet forms around it's base with
the fillet dimensions being closely controlled by the design of the
Since the diameter of the fillet is generally larger than the
diameter of the stud, some consideration is required in the design
of mating parts.
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