The process “short cycle stud welding” is used for welding studs of a diameter of 3 to 12 mm onto thin sheets.
The minimum thickness of the sheet is 1/8 of the stud-diameter.
This process leads to a flat weld penetration. For this reason, short cycle stud welding is mostly used for welding studs onto thin sheets. Generally, studs with a flange and a flat apex without any addition of aluminium are in use.