What Is Stud Welding Used For?

Stud Welding Onto Beam | Custom Metal Fabricators | MFS | Metal Fabrication Services | a Division of Eberl Iron Works, Inc. | Buffalo, NY USA
May 25 2023

The Stud Welding Process

Stud Welding, also known as stud arc welding, is a special style of drawn arc stud welding that allows you to attach studs/fasteners to sheet metal in one simple squeeze of the stud welding gun. When the stud is in place and the arc is ignited, the connection point is slowly pressed together at low pressure, forming a permanent connection between the stud/fastener and the metal plate. A ceramic ring around the stud before fusion ensures the arc stays contained and the weld is directly focused on the point of attachment. Once the welded stud has cooled, the ceramic ring is simply cracked off, the debris can be swept away and the weld is complete. To further ensure the weld is permanent, striking the side of the stud/fastener with a mallet or hammer will give you peace of mind knowing the connection is tight and will stay in place.

Expanding Our Metal Fabrication Capabilities

Metal Fabrication Services (MFS) is excited to announce our acquisition of our new Nelson Nelweld Model 6000 Stud Welder. We now have the capability to produce stud welded trays and embed plates to be used as concrete inserts / welding connection points. These are the perfect solution when looking to create a secure plate or tray to be used when attaching beams, door jambs, electrical trays, or pouring foundations; just to name a few applications. Below is our machine capabilities / duty cycle:

Rated at continuous operation

1 in. (25 mm) – 10 per minute
7/8 in. (22 mm) – 13 per minute
3/4 in. (19 mm) – 20 per minute
5/8 in. (16 mm) – 25 per minute
1/2 in. (13 mm) – 30 per minute
3/8 in. (10 mm) – unlimited
5/16 in. (8 mm) – unlimited
1/4 in. (6 mm) – unlimited
3/16 in. (5 mm) – unlimited

Other Industries and Applications for Stud Welding

Besides our focus on using Stud Welding for the concrete insert application, Stud Welding is used for a wide variety of other projects and its applications can be found in almost any industry and field of work. Below is a list of scenarios where stud welding may be found:

  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Waste Treatment, Refining and Power Generation
  • Farming and Agriculture
  • Signs and Lettering
  • Transport Vehicle Construction
  • Automotive
  • Decorative and Consumer Items
  • Shipbuilding
  • Catering and Food Processing
  • Electrical
  • Climate Control
  • Home and Commercial Appliances
  • Furniture

Who We Are and What We Do

Metal Fabrication Services (MFS), a division of Eberl Iron Works, Inc. has been manufacturing downspout guards, stairpans and other miscellaneous metal products for customers across the country for over twenty-five years. We’re excited to add Stud Welding to our products and services. Through effective cost control measures, we supply some of the most efficiently manufactured and durable products in the industry; offering them in various gauges and sizes to match your custom requirements. Click the button below to learn more about Stud Welding and our other lines of products and services!

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