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Welding Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
T. Lienert
T. Lienert
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T. Siewert
T. Siewert
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S. Babu
S. Babu
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V. Acoff
V. Acoff
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ASM International
Volume
6A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-174-0
Publication date:
2011
Book Chapter

Resistance Spot Welding

By
Murali D. Tumuluru
Murali D. Tumuluru
United States Steel Corporation
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Published:
2011
Page range:
409 - 422
Publication history
July 13, 2011

Abstract

Resistance spot welding (RSW) is the most widely used joining technique for the assembly of sheet metal products. This article discusses the process description, evaluation methods, and applications of RSW. It describes the equipment needed for RSW and explicates the major functions of electrodes in RSW and effect of surface condition on the technique. The article concludes with information on the safety precautions to be followed during the welding process.

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Murali D. Tumuluru, 2011. "Resistance Spot Welding", Welding Fundamentals and Processes, T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff

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