What is Spot Welding how it is advantageous in mass production

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SPOT WELDING: -

  • This is one of the type of resistance welding and this is the most used type over all the resistance welding. By this welding process mostly overlapping joints are produced.
  •  In the spot welding the coalescence is to be created by flowing the current between the two specimens. The resistance in the specimen will generate the heat and that heat will be used by the system to create the joint.
  •  The classification of spot welding is done on the factors like, material to weld, thickness of material, requirement of power resources, requirement of welding equipment etc., on the basis of the thickness of the material and type of material, the power requirement will be decided.
  • Electrodes are used to pass the current through the part. The specimen is clamped between the electrodes to pass the current. Generally the copper electrodes are used. In the surfaces of workpieces the cleanliness is required.
  • So the process is quite simple, the electrical resistance on the mating surface of the parts ill resist the current flow and the heat generation takes place. The heat will cause the joining of material because the molten metal will be fused into each other and joining process will be completed.
  • The whole process is completed in a fraction of time. The solidification of molten metal will be done under pressure by the electrodes and the electrodes will have the property to remove the heat quickly from the surfaces of material. It is very time saving process which increases the production rate.
  • Dissimilar materials can be welded by the spot welding process.

SPOT WELDING ANIMATION

PROCESS: -

  1. At the beginning make arrangement of all the tools, equipment, machine, and energy source.
  2. Ensure that the material to be joined is free of dust, dirt, oil, grease or any other impurities.
  3. Then place the workpieces between the electrodes of the machine.
  4. After this, the pressure is applied in the workpieces by the electrodes to start welding.
  5. The current will flow through the workpieces to produce the weld.
  6. The heat will generate because of the resistance in the air gap between the workpieces.
  7. This heat will be responsible for the melting of material and then the joint will be produced.
  8. Extra heat would be generated in the process that needs to be dissipated.

ADVANTAGES:-

  1. This process is used in mass production. Because the process offers high rate of production.
  2.  The process is easy to execute and quick weld joint can be produced.
  3. A good quality weld joint can be produced.
  4. Flame is not used so there is less dangerous situations occurs that’s why less no. of safety aids are used.
  5. Filler material is not required in spot welding so the process is easy, time saving and economical.
  6. Variety of material can be welded and dissimilar material can be welded together.
  7. The manufacturing cost is less than any other welding process.
  8. Flux is not used in the process.
  9. Less maintenance is required.


DISADVANTAGES:-

  1. Sheets of large thickness cannot be welded, so there is a limitation.
  2. Current with consistent flow rate is needed continuously.

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