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This article focuses on the advantages, disadvantages, and applications of capacitor discharge (CD) stud welding as well as equipment used. It describes three modes of CD stud welding: initial-gap, initial-contact, and drawn-arc welding. The article also discusses the responsibilities of the welding operator.

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Capacitor Discharge Stud Welding, Welding Fundamentals and Processes, Vol 6A, ASM Handbook, Edited By T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff, ASM International, 2011, p 391–393,

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