Ordering Stainless Steel Weld Studs

Oct 25, 17 Ordering Stainless Steel Weld Studs

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There are many different types of stainless steel weld studs. Knowing what is required and if a standard type of weld stud will do the trick or if a custom designed stud is required will be critical. In most cases, a standard size of weld stud in stainless steel will be readily available from specialized stud weld suppliers. Shopping with a general contractor supplier or an industrial supply company may not always provide the selection and the inventory that will be required for a large project. When ordering stainless steel weld studs, there are a few basics to keep in mind. Verifying all information before placing the order is always an important aspect to double check, avoiding order errors and catching any omissions on the order that may slow down the job. Length, Body Diameter, and Thread Pitch With any type of weld studs in mild steel or stainless steel, it will be essential to know the length of the stud, the body diameter, and the thread pitch. The length of the stud will be the final length after the stud welding process. Keep in mind that with most of the drawn arc stud welds there will be a slight reduction in the length after welding. This should be provided on the specification sheet for the manufacturer or distributor. The body diameter is the diameter of the body of the weld stud. For CD welding this is typically less than 5/8th of an inch while for drawn arc welding it is over 5/8th of an inch. The thread pitch in standard applications is the number of threads per inch along the stainless steel weld studs. The higher the number, the finer the thread. The various thread pitch options are available in different lengths and diameters for the weld studs. When ordering metric weld studs, keep in mind the thread pitch is the distance between the ridges or the crests of the threads that are next to each other. Again, the higher the number, the...

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3 Essential Points In Choosing A Stud Welder Gun

Jul 18, 17 3 Essential Points In Choosing A Stud Welder Gun

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For portability and versatility, a stud welder gun will be essential for any job requiring the use of these types of fasteners. There are three separate components to the system including the power supply, the cables, and the hand-held tool. The hand-held tool is the actual stud gun, with the system allowing for individual selection of the components. There are also some options and models that come as complete systems with all three components supplied. Typically, most construction companies find the idea of being able to create the ideal system for their needs the best option. Regardless of the complete or three-part system selected, there are some important considerations when comparing and evaluating different stud welder gun models. Drawn Arc or Capacitor Discharge (CD) Drawn arc stud guns are used for the larger diameter types of stud welds. They are also recommended with heavier workpieces or base metal components as they provide the rapid molten pool development and precision application of the stud to the molten pool. For smaller diameter studs on lighter metal materials, the capacitor discharge (CD) systems are the best. Even with very thin base pieces, there will be no visible marring of the opposite surface. Weight and Size As most stud welder gun system will be used across a wide variety of settings, how easy they are to handle will be critical. This is true for building a bridge or working all day in fabrication. Smaller and more lightweight systems still need to be durable and provide the features and functions needed for the job. Durability and Lifecycle Always take the time to learn about the manufacturer. Check their reputation for durable, rugged equipment that stands up to real-world working conditions. Specialized companies offering their own line of stud welders are an ideal place to start your search for tried and tested stud welders. Be the first to...

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An Overview Of Welded Threaded Studs

May 19, 17 An Overview Of Welded Threaded Studs

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There are many different types of welded threaded studs. Some of the options in these weld studs are more commonly used than others while some are typically used for specialty applications. Knowing what you need the welded threaded studs for will be the first step in determining which option will be best for any specific job or project. These studs, as a group, come in a wide variety of sizes, diameters, and specific designs. Ideally, working with a top supplier will provide you access to custom support services that include engineering experts to assist in making the correct choice to create a strong, durable fastener. Full Thread The full welded threaded studs, often simply called full thread, are the most common type of weld stud used. These have the threads extending from the bottom to the top. The advantage with this style is that the two pieces, the base and the piece to be attached, can be tightened down the full length of the weld stud. Pitch Diameter The design of the pitch diameter weld stud makes it easy to spot. It has a smooth area and then the threads, with the base just slightly wider in diameter. This is the type of stud weld most commonly selected when shear force is a consideration with the project. The obvious issue with the pitch diameter weld stud is the smooth area. This is a part of the weld stud that will need to be fully covered by the piece being attached. If this is not covered it is not possible to snug down the bolt. Any deviations in thickness or surface level could potentially create this issue. No Thread There is also the option to use a no thread or unthreaded weld stud. This is used more for decorative or functional types of purposes. For example, they can be used as handles or stops and even as locators, which makes them ideal for fabrication. Be the first to...

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