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WELDING

- It is the process of joining together two or more


pieces of metals, whose contacting surfaces are
raised to a plastic state by application of heat,
with or without adding metal with or without the
application of pressure.

- It is the permanent type of joining method.

Advantages in comparison to riveting

- Leak proof joint


- It can withstand high temperature and
pressure.
- It is cheaper, stronger and simpler.

Disadvantages in comparison to riveting

- Assembly cannot be removed without


breaking.
- Is not suitable for every material
BASIC WELDING TERMS

THROAT = (WELD SIZE LEG)/√2


TYPES OF WELDED JOINTS

- Lap Joint, - Butt Joint, - Corner Joint


- Edge Joint, - Tee Joint, - Fillet Joint
- Plug Joint
SYMBOLS FOR WELDING USED IN DRAWING