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Welding Fundamentals and Processes

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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

Procedure Development and Practice Considerations for Resistance Welding

By
Murali D. Tumuluru
Murali D. Tumuluru
United States Steel Corporation
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Hongyang Zhang
Hongyang Zhang
University of Toledo
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R. (Bob) Matteson
R. (Bob) Matteson
Taylor Winfield Technologies
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Published:
2011
Page range:
463 - 485
Publication history
September 05, 2011

Abstract

This article describes the significance of the three variables that affect the resistance spot welding process: welding current, electrode force, and welding time. It presents the effects of weld spacing and surface preparation on weld quality. The article elaborates the typical sequence of steps for determining the satisfactory conditions for spot welding and the mechanical aspects that affect this process. It considers the effects of process variables on the weld lobe. The article reviews surface preparation, part fit-up, electrode drives, weld parameters, and tests associated with seam welding. It concludes with a discussion on the welding equipment and other factors associated with resistance spot and seam welding.

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Murali D. Tumuluru, Hongyang Zhang, R. (Bob) Matteson, 2011. "Procedure Development and Practice Considerations for Resistance Welding", Welding Fundamentals and Processes, T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff

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