Stud welding is a complete one-step fastening system, using fasteners called weld studs.Weld studscome in a variety of designs, threaded, unthreaded, tapped, etc., sizes and shapes for a wide range of applications.
A weld stud can be end-joined to a metal work piece instantaneously for a high quality, high strength permanent bond. (View video demonstration.)
The base metal and the welded stud fastener do not need to be the same material. For example these combinations can be welded together - brass to copper, brass to steel, copper to steel and similar combinations.
Stud welding is less expensive than other fastening methods and can used in locations which do not allow the use of other fasteners. Weld studs can be installed by one man, working on one side of the work piece, in less than a second.