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Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program includes information on welding joint design, joint edge shape and preparation and focuses on the array of welding processes, arranging them into two major categories: fusion welding processes and solid-state welding processes.
The fusion welding section begins with an examination of the four common groups of fusion processes: arc welding, resistance welding, laser beam welding, and electron beam welding.
The arc welding section features the six most common arc welding processes: shielded metal arc welding, submerged arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and plasma arc welding.
The resistance welding processes section features the three most common methods of resistance welding: spot welding, seam welding, and projection welding.
The solid-state welding processes section examines in detail both the friction welding and ultrasonic welding processes.
By Gary Conner
By George N Bullen FSME