Threaded Stud Welding 101 – How to Use Our Threaded Stud Welds

Although we don’t provide threaded stud welding services, we want to help you use our products in the most efficient way possible.

We use our blog to educate people on the benefits of stud welding and its different applications because we understand how important it is to help you get the most out of our products.

Today, we’re going to discuss the basics of threaded stud welding.

After reading our tips, check out our inventory to find the perfect weld stud for your project.

Threaded Stud Welding 101

Stud welding is the process of joining metal parts together.

The difference between stud welding and traditional welding—stud welding happens instantly through a heated charge.

This process is faster, more efficient, and less costly over time.

There are different types of weld studs that are used for different purposes.

Some weld studs have threads —patterns in the metal—and some don’t. Different thread sizes are needed for different applications. If you have a question about which thread is right for your project, just ask us and we’ll find the perfect fit.

Let’s break down some of the differences between thread types and their use.

Full Thread Studs

Full thread studs have a thread running across the entirety of the stud from the top to the bottom.

Full thread studs can be used to weld on both flat surfaces and angled ones.

They have a wide variety of applications, including sheet metal fabrication and use in the automobile industry. If you need the full weld stud base for strength and the fillet weld will not get in the way of another part, a full threaded stud would be your best option.

Partial Thread Studs

Partial thread studs have a thread running along part of the stud instead of from top to bottom. They also have the ability to be used for welding on flat surface and angles, but they have slightly different applications.

If you’re concerned about the fillet weld getting in the way of a mating part or bushing, partial threads are the way to go. The weld end is smaller in diameter and the fillet weld generally stays within the thread diameter so it will not interfere with a mating part.  Their application is more versatile and can be better at holding certain types of objects in place. The non-threaded portion of the stud provides more shear strength, which means it’s better at holding the load of a resisting object.

Is Threaded Stud Welding Right for Your Job?

Again, we don’t provide threaded stud welding services, but we can help you find the right stud for your job.

If you have additional questions or would like to place an order, please reach out on our contact page or call us at (651) 730-7770.


5 Frequently Asked Questions about Stud Welding ANSWERED!

We get a lot of questions about stud welding; how it works, the benefits, and what its applications are. As experts in this area, we wanted to answer some of the common questions we hear! Don’t see your question here? Our experts are more than happy to answer any and all of your questions. Just contact us at (651) 730-7770 and one of our friendly professionals will be happy to help.

  1. What Applications can Stud Welding be Used for? One of the benefits of stud welding is its versatility. It’s perfect for a variety of applications including, but not limited to, structural steel fabrication, sheet metal fabrication, and electrical enclosures.
  2. Is Stud Welding Cost Efficient? Yes! And let us tell you why; it gives you a strong, quality weld that often outlasts the materials around the weld. One welder alone can perform fast, precision welding, saving you time and money without sacrificing quality.
  3. What Materials Work with Stud Welding? Stud welding isn’t just versatile in its application, but also in materials it can be used with. It works for materials including aluminum, brass, stainless steel, low carbon steel, and more!
  4. What’s the Difference between CD & Arc Welding? While both forms of welding provide a high-quality weld, CD welding is better for lighter materials where aesthetics are important. Because it uses energy stored in capacitors and typically is a smaller diameter weld end, it won’t mar the opposite side of the materials. Arc stud welding typically uses larger diameter weld studs and is better for structural steel fabrication and working with more heavy-duty materials.
  5. What Industries can Benefit from Stud Welding? Thanks to its versatility in terms of material compatibility and applications, it’s a great option for a variety of industries. A few industries include shipbuilding, automotive, construction, and environmental engineering.

We hope we’ve answered all of your questions. However, if we haven’t, feel free to contact us! As experts, we can answer all of your questions and help you find the right products and equipment for your job. Ready to start your project? Shop our extensive inventory of welding products today!

Using the Right Welding Studs for the Right Project

Stud welding is a highly effective process for forming strong connection points quickly and with a clean finish. However effective stud welding is, it’s not as effective as it could be if you’re using the wrong welding studs. There are several types of welding processes that require different studs, and understanding which studs are best for the weld gun, welding unit, and material you want to weld is key to successful production. Northland Fastening Systems provides a wide range of welding studs suitable for any project you need to complete.

From drawn arc stud welding to capacitor discharge stud welding, NFS offers welding services in addition to tools (available for rental and purchase), and of course, welding studs. No matter what format you need to fit your studs in, you can find what you’re looking for with NFS.

Common Welding Studs

Some of the most common welding studs that NFS offers that are suitable for a range of stud welding projects include:

  1. Flanged CD Welding Studs: Made from stainless steel, aluminum, brass, or low carbon steel, flanged studs range in stud and flange diameter, thread, and length. Flanged studs can be annealed for durability and strength and plated in copper for heightened electrical conductivity.
  2. Non-Flanged CD Welding Studs: Similar to flanged, non-flanged CD welding studs can be made from the same materials with the same annealing or plating processes. The difference lies in the size of the top of the stud. For a clean weld in applications where a flange would interfere with the materials being connected (often stud welding production with sheet metal), non-flanged studs are highly effective.
  3. Threaded Arc Welding Studs: Both fully or partially threaded arc welding studs are made from mild steel or stainless steel and can be of varying thread size, length, and stud diameter. These studs can be used in applications where a peg stud has to protrude from the weld point (partial thread) or fully welded into a material (full thread).
  4. Anchor Arc Welding Studs: Varying in stud length and diameter, anchor arc welding studs are made from low carbon steel or stainless steel. They are useful in forming peg studs of various lengths protruding from the weld point that offer a reliable, strong weight capacity.
  5. Bar Anchor Studs: Made from low carbon steel and available in a range of diameters and lengths, bar anchor studs are key in load-bearing production and provide a highly durable connection point.
  6. CD Welding Pins: Thin CD welding pins are made from mild steel and often have a copper plating to support conductivity. They create a nail-like point for lightweight support and connection useful in many building interior installation projects like, for example, installing insulation.

In addition to our range of studs, we offer quality goods and services in a pinch. Contact Northland Fastening Systems at (651) 730-7770 to learn more about our stud welding services and equipment.

7 Considerations for an Electrical Enclosure Design

The modern world relies on electricity. Nowhere is a strong, reliable electrical connection more essential than in industrial and commercial settings where workers depend on the power to complete their tasks appropriately and safely on a daily basis.

In addition to the physical wiring that provides electrical currents, building systems also require electrical enclosures to maintain appropriate working conditions for the system. Because the electrical system for each building depends on the energy needed, enclosures must often be custom designed.

In this blog, we list seven of the fundamental considerations that must be factored into the design for an electrical enclosure. Continue reading “7 Considerations for an Electrical Enclosure Design”

4 Important Considerations When Designing Food-Handling Equipment

Food Handling Equipment

Designing a commercial kitchen or food-service processing facility requires careful planning to ensure all materials and construction techniques meet safe food-handling standards. Standards from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) must be diligently followed depending on the type of food being handled, processed or served.

If you’re in the process of planning a food-service operation from scratch, take time to familiarize yourself with the rules and requirements for your food-handling equipment. Pay attention to the four tips listed below as you create your equipment designs.

1. Create Projects Without Hidden Risks

As you design your equipment, avoid hidden areas where food can get trapped and begin rotting or growing bacteria. Dead ends in processing equipment, right-angle joints in tubing, lap-welded joints and other design flaws are ideal places for food to accumulate during processing. Continue reading “4 Important Considerations When Designing Food-Handling Equipment”

Arc Welding and CD Welding: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve read our previous blog, you know that stud welding comes in handy for a variety of situations. Whether you plan to build a boat, an apartment complex, or a bridge, stud welding strengthens your application.

But did you know that you can use multiple techniques to weld studs?

The two most common methods are arc stud welding and capacitor discharge (CD) stud welding. Though both methods involve fastening studs to base metals, they each offer their own benefits for different projects. Continue reading “Arc Welding and CD Welding: What’s the Difference?”

5 Significant Structures That Required Welding in Their Construction

Rising 630 feet above the Mississippi River, St. Louis’s Gateway Arch stands as a modern structure that memorializes the city’s place in American history. The arch symbolizes two important aspects of the American spirit: the adventurous bravery evident in the numerous travelers who headed West through St. Louis and the technical prowess of designers, builders, and welders who constructed the monument.

The iconic Gateway Arch is just one structure that would not exist without the invention and evolution of modern welding techniques. In this blog, we’ll examine five significant structures made possible by welding. Continue reading “5 Significant Structures That Required Welding in Their Construction”

A Basic Guide to Stud Welding

As a commercial contractor, you want your projects to stay sound, stable, and secure despite the heavy loads they bear.

Consequently, you have to rely on a variety of techniques to mount, attach, and support each piece of equipment or hardware.

Although you could turn to any number of welding methods to finish your next project, consider adding stud welding to your arsenal of essential tools and methods.

What Is Stud Welding?

Stud welding, or drawn arc stud welding, joins a stud with another piece of metal. You use an arc to heat both pieces, and when you push them together, they create a permanent, high-strength bond.

Unlike other welding types, stud welding does not need packing metal. Continue reading “A Basic Guide to Stud Welding”