Spot welding Zintec sheet metal assembly
What is spot welding?
Spot welding is simply welding 2 or more piece of sheet metal together in a small, localised area. The photo her shows the process perfectly. Two electrodes are brought together with the pieces of sheet metal held between them. An electrical current is then fed through and the resistance between the pieces metal of heats up the metal and enabled a local melting. The pieces are pressed together, and the spot weld is complete. The whole spot-welding process takes a couple of seconds.
What is spot welding when it comes to production. It’s a lot cheaper than Tig or MiG welding. Less skill is required. Normally there is less cleaning up needed and it can be a useful technique when it comes to joint thin sheet metal parts together. It’s no good for water-tight joints or for joining thicker parts together. It’s simply another tool in our armoury when it comes to quoting for manufacturing sheet metal work.
For more examples of spot welding, please take a look at our Pinterest Boards.
Perhaps you have a project that’s going to need to be manufactured soon. Still not sure what is spot welding and whether it’s the right process for your design. Simple send us your drawings and we will be happy to take a look at them for you. It may be that spot welding is perfect or perhaps another process is required, we will be happy to guide you and find the appropriate method and cost for the volumes concerned. If you are sending drawings by e-mail we can read 3D files in STEP and SAT format. 2D drawings can be either DXF or DXG. PDF, JPG etc. are fine as well for quoting. We look forward to hearing from you soon.