Fastening Systems that Lead to Stud Welding

Even before humankind started building large structures to house and transport people, fastening systems were being used. In fact, the practice of soldering and connecting fine metals can be traced back to the Bronze Age. In the 1800s, gas welding became more popularized and refined, and finally by the 1900s, the American Welding Society (AWS) was founded. Northland Fastening Systems (NFS) was founded 87 years after the AWS came to be, and has been providing stud-welding equipment and fastening solutions to prospective and professional welders ever since.

Early Fastening Systems in the 1930s

In the 1930s, an early iteration of stud welding was being used to construct ships, and “the rest,” as they say, “is history.” Large constructions were needed for military operations, transport, and rising industries. For each emerging challenge, stud welding proved to be a sturdy and effective solution. As far back as these historical landmarks occurred, they still hold a relevance to stud welding today: specifically, that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Refinement of Systems

The intricacies of modern stud welding have become more refined, and our technology has continued to advance rapidly in the 21st century, but the staying power of stud welding persists. This is, in part, due to the fact that, at its core, stud welding is a relatively simple fastening system. Bolting, drilling, tapping, and other potential fastening systems had their heyday, but the simple and powerful bonds created by stud welding are difficult to surpass. With centuries of evidence boasting its effectiveness, stud welding is consistently the solution to whatever type of construction called for.

NFS is proud to provide tools, gear, equipment, and logistical support for a fastening system that has shaped our world. Professional welders looking to take their welding into the future can reach out to us at (651) 730-7770 or visit our website for more information on our stud welding services.

Stud Welding Mistakes that Can Trip Up Novices and Veterans Alike

Once you’ve been welding for a while, it’s easy to get into a familiar rhythm. Maybe you’ve been a welder for ten-plus years, and the process feels as natural as lacing up your boots. Maybe you’ve been welding for ten months and finally feel like you can take a breath now that you’re no longer a newbie. No matter how long you’ve been stud welding nor what kind of projects you work on, there are still some issues that can trip up the best of the best in the field. Northland Fastening Systems (NFS) always recommends being present and intentional in your welds, and if your equipment is the factor holding you back, we can help.

Skipping Safety Procedures When Stud Welding

Safety is a big issue, especially on large jobs that have tight deadlines. Once you’re confident in your stud welding, it can be all too easy to skimp a little on the safety checks to save time. But slacking off on eye and ear protection or not checking your surroundings effectively can be the difference between a simple, streamlined job and life-changing injuries. Most of the biggest welding mistakes are errors you can only make once.

Stud Welding with Faulty Equipment 

While it might seem like a big money-saver to work with your “old-reliable” tools, there is a point where all stud welding equipment has passed its peak point of effectiveness. This could be the welders themselves or the power supplies, wire feeders, and beyond. A welding mistake that is all too easy to make is to stick with older equipment just because it’s what you’re familiar with. Welding technology is always improving. When it’s time to upgrade, NFS has you covered.

Not Properly Storing Stud Welding Equipment

Finally, between job sites or projects it’s vital to store your equipment, materials, and filler metals in a way that prevents corrosion and contamination. If you don’t want to end up with porous, faulty welds, you have to make sure every single component is in the best condition possible. Keeping all of your stud welding goods in dry, clean, temperature-controlled locations is the best way to make sure they’ll stand up to the initial welding process as well as the test of time that follows.


 Stud welders of all experience levels can make welding mistakes because, at the end of the day, it’s humans doing precise work with a lot of variables. The important fact to remember is that prevention is always easier than making on-the-spot fixes or needing first aid. For welders in need of up-to-date, high-quality materials and stud welding equipment, the welding professionals at NFS can provide their expertise and rentals to welders in need.

Stud welding professionals interested in new equipment or welding mistake prevention can reach out to NFS at (651) 730-7770 or visit our website to find out more.

Repair Services for All of Your Essential Welding Gear

Maintaining your welding gear is a vital part of the professional welding process, but in some cases, you might hit a snag that requires more than some basic TLC. At Northland Fastening Systems (NFS), we provide comprehensive repair services for a wide variety of stud welder brands and models so you can meet your deadlines even if your equipment falters.

Repair Services for Welding Gear

Noticing early warning signs of failing gear can prevent faults during live welding. Sometimes the signs that your welding equipment might be in need of some repair can be almost subtle. Power supplies can start running too warm, welding guns can develop loose connections, and even the most basic regulator can suffer from pressure cracks and valve issues. These problems can be mitigated by some additional cleaning, attention, and careful use. The risk of total failure increases with each instance of utilizing a weakening part or piece of equipment. Rather than leaving your welds to the risk of problems and poor welds, you should instead rely on professional repair services that can extend the life of current equipment and make it safer to use.

Experts Evaluate Condition

Our gear experts can evaluate the condition of your current gear and help you decide if repairs are necessary and/or possible. Our repair services keep gear running longer, but only if we’re able to restore it to a high-quality, workable state. For equipment that’s too far-gone to repair, NFS provides replacements and even rentals that will bridge the gap until you get the new welding gear you need.

If you’re looking for a welding support team that can provide everything from new gear to thorough repairs, look no farther than NFS. Welding professionals can reach out to us at (651) 730-7770 or visit our website to find out more about our repair services, rentals, and new welding gear available for purchase.