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.