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.