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What to Know Before Buying Stud Welding Equipment and Products

Have you ever gone shopping for equipment when you had only a general idea of what you wanted? Did you end up getting the right equipment or tool or did you end up purchasing something that looked great and had terrific potential but wasn’t the right match for your project? This is a common issue for people new to the ...
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Using Headed Anchor Weld Studs in Pre-Cast Concrete

At Image Industries, we work with companies that complete all types of construction projects from bridges to some of the largest buildings and facilities across the United States. In many applications, the headed stud anchors are stud welded onto the steel, and the concrete poured on top, create a solid, durable hold that is effective as well as easy. However, ...
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Different Drawn Arc Weld Studs and Their Uses

As a specialized company focusing on providing welding studs and stud welding equipment, Image Industries offers a much greater range of studs than our industry competitors. With our ability to work with your design and engineering team to create custom drawn arc weld studs to meet your project’s needs and specifications, we can provide the ideal parts for your projects ...
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Cable Management Made Easy

There are different options on the market to address cable management in all types of different applications. When running cable on heavy machinery, installing cable tie mounts is a relatively simple process as the cable tie mounting base can be easily attached to the surface to keep the cables secured and prevent damage that could compromise the machinery. When installing ...
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Top 4 Drawn Arc Stud Welding Applications

At Image Industries, we specialize in providing equipment and materials for stud welding. We offer both capacitor discharge and drawn arc welding equipment that allows for a high-speed way to secure a metal fastener to a metal base in a fraction of a second. There are many different applications that use drawn arc stud welding. In general, this is the ...
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3 Questions to Ask Weld Stud Manufacturers

At Image Industries, we believe that our customers should be fully informed about our company, our services and our experience in different industries. To assist in providing this information, we have examples of our work online as well as specific information on some of the custom work we have done for different clients. Whether you are looking for equipment, supplies ...
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What to Know Before Buying Stud Welding Equipment

Whether you are buying all new stud welding equipment or replacing old equipment as it gradually reaches the end of its lifecycle, getting the best product at a fair price is important. It is well worth the time to do some online research. At Image Industries, we know you will find our stud welding machines, equipment and supplies to be ...
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Experienced Weld Stud Manufacturers for All Your Stud Welding Supplies

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When To Use Drawn Arc Welding

When To Use Drawn Arc Welding

The benefits of processes, such as CD stud welding and drawn arc stud welding, are immeasurable.  However, though CD welding is a successful process in many instances, its primary benefit is for thin gauge material and cosmetic applications.   Let’s examine 4 factors that are important when deciding when to use drawn arc stud welding: Size: When dealing with diameters ...
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Common Obstacles of Capacitive Discharge Stud Welding

Recently, we spoke about the fast and effective process of Capacitive Discharge (CD) stud welding.  And though there are many benefits to using this method, like most things, it is not meant to be utilized with every application.  Read on to learn more about the potential obstacles of CD welding. Arc Timing Pitfalls: Positioning, Texture and Chemistry One of the ...
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Choosing CD Stud Welding

Choosing CD Stud Welding

Background of Capacitive Discharge Stud Welding Capacitive Discharge (CD) stud welding is a mature technology that has been in use for over 50 years.  The broad range of use and applications is appealing for those looking for a fast, easy and versatile process.  The equipment is generally small and operates off of low voltage (110V North America, 220V Europe). The ...
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Stud welding versus resistance welding – Which is best for your project?

Stud welding versus resistance welding – Which is best for your project?

When designing in a weld fastener for your project there are several different weld fastener processes from which to choose. Two common choices for weld fasteners are resistance weld and stud weld fasteners. For your project, it’s important to know that not all welding processes are alike. Two common choices for weld fasteners are resistance weld and stud weld fasteners. Most ...
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Production weld heads automate stud welding

Production weld heads automate stud welding

A stud weld gun often conjures the image of a single, handheld model connected to a power source, moving down a work piece, welding stud after stud. Today’s stud welding technology, however, accommodates a broad range of production weld heads, configured in proprietary designs to achieve the best weld under any condition. If you’re considering acquiring a stud welding system, ...
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Stud welded ports work well in argriculture and construction equipment

Stud welded ports work well in argriculture and construction equipment

The success of any construction or agricultural job often depends on the machines used to complete it. Equipment can create challenges to any project when they break down or prove insufficient to do the job. Manufacturers of equipment know that their customers rely on powerful, well-crafted machines to accomplish their building and agricultural projects. Many of those manufacturers rely on ...
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Stud Welds Set High Standards in International Food Services Sectors

Stud Welds Set High Standards in International Food Services Sectors

International food services regulatory agencies set and maintain the standards for food services systems, to both protect the public health and prevent food-borne transmissions of infections and diseases. The NSF International agency (formerly National Sanitation Foundation) works with manufacturers, regulators and the food services industry in virtually all sectors of the globe to evaluate and certify hygienic and sanitary food-related products and ...
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Benefits of Hydraulic Port Welding

Benefits of Hydraulic Port Welding

If you haven’t evaluated Image’s port welding processes for your cylinder manufacturing operation, you may be leaving money on the table. Hydraulic cylinders can be manufactured in virtually any size or dimension to suit your project. In many situations, especially when the pressure inside the cylinder is particularly high, the joint between the cylinder and the port can fail, causing ...
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Stud Welds Secure Bridges in Transportation Infrastructure

Stud Welds Secure Bridges in Transportation Infrastructure

For eons, man has built bridges over waterways and canyons to get to the other side. The earliest bridges were simple support beams such as tree trunks or rock slabs pushed out to cross a narrow stream bed. Over time, early bridge “engineers” extended the length of the bridge span by creating rope bridges and suspending them across the gap between two support ...
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Significant Structures That Required Stud Welding in Their Construction

Significant Structures That Required Stud Welding in Their Construction

In the 85 years since the invention of stud welding, the stud welding trade has grown as the country has grown. Prior to stud welding, a welded joint was crafted by drilling through two metal plates and connecting them together with rivets. That practice created overlapping edges, which were bulky, only as strong as the rivet, and in the case ...
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America’s Navy was built with stud welding

America’s Navy was built with stud welding

Although the processes, materials and practices of welding were evolving steadily through the first two decades of the 20th century, welding as an integral aspect of building anything finally became recognized as a legitimate building tool in 1919. That year, in his position as the leader of the U.S. Welding Committee of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, Dr. Comfort Avery Adams ...
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Welding Secures America’s Infrastructure

Welding Secures America’s Infrastructure

Welding is an integral aspect of America’s building industries, from shipbuilding to skyscrapers, superhighways, bridges and virtually everything in between. A scaffolding of welded steel (or other metal) is often the foundation over which a building’s structural and aesthetic facades are laid. With that support in place, architects, engineers and designers can create imaginative yet highly functioning facilities, knowing the ...
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Benefits of Cold Form Processing for Metal Parts

Benefits of Cold Form Processing for Metal Parts

Economically and efficiently produced durable materials add significant value to construction and fabrication projects. The processes that create the size and shape of metal components needed for unique projects should ensure that all pieces are identical and that each piece is as strong as the next. Cold form metal processing produces custom shapes of durable metal parts economically and to ...
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Production Welding Saves Time and Money

Production Welding Saves Time and Money

Many industries have adopted “production stud welding” processes because they offer several advantages over manual stud welding, particularly when multiple welds over a single work-piece (or series of work-pieces) need to be consistent and high quality. Today’s global industrial sector is more competitive than ever, so manufacturers are looking to reduce costs while maintaining high production standards. Investments in production ...
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Industrial Applications for Arc Welding

Industrial Applications for Arc Welding

Stud welding is a process that reliably creates strong bonds between two pieces, ensuring a long and useful life for the end product. Two separate but similar processes-arc stud welding and capacitor discharge welding-provide a welding process for differing materials and projects. Selecting one technique over the other is dependent on the materials used and the final finishes desired. Both arc and ...
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Master the Five Fundamentals Before Your Next Project

Master the Five Fundamentals Before Your Next Project

What is Stud Welding? Also known as “drawn arc stud welding,” this process uses an electric arc that quickly adheres the fastener to a metal or substrate base. This fastener can be threaded, unthreaded, taped, so on and so forth. Meanwhile, the fastener and the substrate can consist of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other various metals. Perfect  professional projects, stud ...
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A Stud Welding Terminology Refresher

A Stud Welding Terminology Refresher

Today’s constantly evolving industrial standards and materials can be inadvertently confused, leading to waste or injury. This brief review of stud welding terminology should keep your stud welding chops honed: Welding methods Arc Welding Different methods target distinct materials and purposes to provide different results: Drawn Arc welds create the strongest bond between stud and base. The stud is embedded with flux to ...
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Why Stud Welding Wins Contracts

Why Stud Welding Wins Contracts

In this age of worldwide competition and razor thin margins, you need every advantage to complete your contracts as quickly and profitably as possible. There are many reasons why industrial services get held up or experience cost increases, but delays or errors in welding services need not be one of them. Stud welding offers the speed, reliability and affordability you can count ...
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The Difference Between Stud Welding and Resistance Welding

The Difference Between Stud Welding and Resistance Welding

Welding is a process using heat and pressure to join two or more pieces of metal or thermoplastic. The process of applying heat softens the material and enables it to be fastened as one joint area when pressure is applied. Almost every metal or thermoplastic item used today is formed through direct welding or through the use of some kind ...
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Benefits of the Cold-Forming Process

Benefits of the Cold-Forming Process

Cold forming is the process of pushing metal into virtually any shape. Manufacturers use extreme pressure to force room-temperature metal into a mold, creating components, assemblies and other finished products. Steel, aluminum, alloys and precious metals are all prime candidates for cold forming. Used in the construction, aerospace, automotive and other major industries, cold forming produces many of the parts ...
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How to: Drawn Arc Welding Aluminum Weld Studs

How to: Drawn Arc Welding Aluminum Weld Studs

Drawn arc welding aluminum studs is difficult. It can be done; it is more difficult than steel and steel alloys. When compared to steel and its alloys, aluminum has a narrower tolerance for set up and weld parameters. Once you find acceptable parameters even small drifts of those parameters can cause the process to fail. Like aluminum CD stud welding ...
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How to: Stud Welding Aluminum Capacitive Discharge Process

How to: Stud Welding Aluminum Capacitive Discharge Process

Aluminum can be a tricky material to weld. Why? Aluminum is very thermally and electrically conductive. That means that aluminum conducts heat much better than steel or stainless steel alloys. Why is that a problem? This is a problem in welding because the heat input from the welding power source is quickly conducted away from the weld zone. When you ...
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Grounding – There Has to Be a Better Way!

Grounding – There Has to Be a Better Way!

Almost everything built today has some sort of electronics. The items that are grounded are enclosures (cabinet and the door), cars, earthmoving equipment, appliances almost anything you can think of has grounds to the chassis. The electronics in these devices need to be electrically grounded to make sure they operate at the correct voltage levels and to prevent spurious electrical ...
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How to Stud Weld Through Paint

How to Stud Weld Through Paint

Normally, no one would think of being able to stud weld through paint. The usual procedure is to grind a bare metal spot on which to weld. Everyone knows a good electrical connection is necessary for a welding arc to form. Are we using some form of magic? Not really, but the stud welding process is pretty cool. Part one ...
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Maximize Stud Welding System Up-Time with Routine Maintenance

Maximize Stud Welding System Up-Time with Routine Maintenance

There are three main components in today’s drawn arc stud welding equipment: Power Source – Today’s power sources (excluding doors and storage compartments) typically only have a few mechanical components: Cooling Fans Contactors Switches / buttons /knobs Cabling – There are 4 main cables involved with stud welding systems: Incoming Power – provides electrical power to the stud welding system ...
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5 Advantages of Hydraulic Port Welding

5 Advantages of Hydraulic Port Welding

Companies have been manufacturing welded hydraulic cylinders for decades.  Many different stud welding techniques have been used including: MIG Welding Stick Welding Friction Welding More recently, the stud welding process has been used to enhance the welding of the bosses or ports onto hydraulic cylinders.  Hydraulic port welding has many advantages for the hydraulic cylinder manufacturer: Fast Process – Because ...
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6 Benefits of Stud Welding

6 Benefits of Stud Welding

Every type of welding has its pros and cons, especially in regards to different projects. Stud welding is one variety of welding that has a great deal of benefits because it is a high-speed process that takes milliseconds. It’s used frequently for cookware, automotive, construction, marine, industrial, and aerospace products. Simply put, during the stud welding process a fastener is ...
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Q & A: Dampening, What Is It Good For?

Q & A: Dampening, What Is It Good For?

Dampening, when used in connection with drawn arc stud welding equipment, refers to the slowing down or deceleration of the plunging action of your stud gun. Plunging action?  What’s that?  Plunging action is the final motion of the stud gun.  The stud gun holds the fastener in place and, during the weld, it draws or lifts the stud off the work ...
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Rules of Thumb for Success in Drawn Arc Stud Welding

Rules of Thumb for Success in Drawn Arc Stud Welding

There are many questions as to how to properly set up a drawn arc stud weld machine.  Where do I start?  What is the proper set up?  There are several rules of thumb that can help a welder get to the right set up values. There are two areas to set up, and each area has two important parameters: The ...
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When Should I Use Stud Welding?

When Should I Use Stud Welding?

Not all processes serve all applications.  It is important to match the process to the application in order to achieve maximum performance for minimum cost.  So, when is it a good idea to use stud welding? Stud welding is perfect for cosmetic applications, where you need strength, or for faster application speeds. First, since stud welding is a single sided ...
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Q & A: What is Capacitive Discharge Stud welding?

Q & A: What is Capacitive Discharge Stud welding?

There are basically two forms of stud welding.  One is drawn arc stud welding, which is the better known process.  The other is Capacitive Discharge (CD) stud welding. In traditional drawn arc stud welding, the energy for the weld is generated as it is being consumed by the weld.  The electronics in a drawn arc welder can generate power for ...
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Q&A: What is lift in stud welding?

Q&A: What is lift in stud welding?

Lift is a term that is thrown around by many in relation to stud welding, but it is often not fully understood. To define lift as it relates to stud welding: Lift is the action of raising the item to be welded (often a stud) off of the work piece a preset distance. This sounds simple enough, right? In actuality ...
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Q & A: Why doesn’t Image Industries publish list prices?

Q & A: Why doesn’t Image Industries publish list prices?

Question: Why doesn’t Image publish list prices? Answer: Image industries does not list prices as a benefit to our end user. The client who buys a machine from a dealer or even directly from us. In many cases, Image’s (as well as other manufacturers’) list prices do not accurately reflect the price a company would pay for welding machines. Instead, ...
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Introducing Image Industries’ New Website

Introducing Image Industries’ New Website

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website! We wanted to update our site to make it easy for our valued clients to find what they need as quickly as possible. We hope these updates make your time on our site simple and allow you to find the product you need and contact us for estimates and ...
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