Stud Welding can reduce costs by saving labor and material where end joined components are required by speeding up design time and application rates, and preventing many common secondary operations. Bosses and spotfacing, counterboring, undercutting and manual fillet welding, soldering, drilling and tapping, riveting, inserts and special retainers are often totally eliminated. Yet in most cases the welded joint is stronger than many of these traditional jointing methods.
A single operator, working with a single system, from just one side of the work piece can attach many parts each minute.
Other advantages with CD stud welding include attachment to very thin metals, no reverse side marking such as in pre-laminated, painted, or plated parts and no excessive part heating or warpage. Arc stud welding provides high fastener strength requiring less material for component system integrity, and is usually not affected by minor contamination situations presented in normal construction procedures.