How ARC Stud Welding Reduces Manufacturing Costs

by | Jul 2, 2015 | Weld Studs

When it comes to industrial fabrication, the production of high quality products should never be compromised by cost concerns. That being said, the consideration of cost is a necessary evil of any endeavor. How can engineers ensure that a project is both cost-effective and in shipshape condition?

ARC stud welding offers numerous advantages that help to reduce costs without jeopardizing the integrity of the final product.

Time savings

ARC stud welding takes a fraction of the time that equivalent welding and fastening processes require. One stud can be affixed in less than a second.

Increased productivity

Many welding and fastening processes rely on a series of steps ranging from pre-drilling and punching to riveting. Because studs require access to only one side of a surface, none of these prerequisites are necessary when stud welding. Stud welds can even be attached to painted surfaces without the need of grinding and re-coating.

Improved versatility

The need to access to sides of a surface for fastening can create expensive, time-consuming design restrictions for engineers. The capacity of studs to be welded to one side of a surface makes the process of stud welding a more versatile option for designers and builders.
Additionally, studs can be welded with stock metal shapes to allow innovative engineers to affordably re-create costly, custom-designed variant fabrications.

Enhanced durability

ARC stud welding creates a secure, one-sided weld that resists vibrations, breaking, loosening and weakening. Improved durability extends the life of products, reducing long-term expenses.

Energy savings

Time savings and increased productivity inherently lead to improved energy efficiency. By using PFSNO’s ARC-656M, welders can gain even greater energy efficiency. The 656M improves upon the standard ARC-656 power supply, which uses an inefficient continuous-duty fan. The 656M, by contrast, is equipped with an on-demand cooling fan that is activated only when equipment needs to be cooled, reducing energy loss significantly.

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