A white paper from Image Industries, Inc. explains the technical advantages of the stud welding process in metal fastening applications. The illustrated document, titled Solutions in Metal Fastening: The Advantages of Stud Welding, presents the steps of drawn arc and capacitor discharge (CD) stud welding methods and provides comparative information against other metal fastening processes. The literature demonstrates how stud welding helps companies increase metal fastening productivity and save costs, while maintaining high product quality. The paper describes the complete techniques of drawn arc, short arc and gas arc stud welding, as well as contact CD and gap CD stud welding. Detailed comparison charts show how stud welding performs against competing processes such as brazing/soldering, boring/drilling/tapping, clinch fastening and resistance welding, conventional bolting, and hand welding.
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