In the world of metal fabrication, there are numerous types of welds that can be used to complete a given project. Each of these welds comes with different advantages and disadvantages so it’s important to select the right welds to fit the needs of your unique project. In this article, we are going to talk about a few common weld types and how to pick the right one for your metal fabrication project.
- Surface Weld. A surface weld consists of one or more strings or weave beads that are deposited on an unbroken surface. Surface welds are useful in replacing metal on worn surfaces.
- Fillet Weld. With a fillet weld, two surfaces are joined together at right angles.
- Groove Weld. Groove welds are done by placing weld metal in the open space between the surfaces of two different parts.
- Butt Weld. A butt weld is a simple and versatile square groove weld that can be utilized to join two flat pieces that are parallel to each another.
- Tack Weld. A tack weld is a temporary weld made to keep two parts together for a short period before a final weld is made.
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