Types of Welds and When To Use Them

There are many types of welds, however these can be broken down into several different categories. When we say weld types, this can actually mean two things. First is the style or position the welder would use during the welding process, the next is the type of material that is being welded and of course we have the different processes such as Arc, Mig, Tig and gas welding.

Arc Welding Types of Weld.

If we consider standard arc welding of mild steel, there are four basic positions that can be adopted by the operator, these weld types are determined more by the position the weld is located in and how easy or difficult it is to weld. Here we have the positions of, down hand, overhead, vertical up, and vertical down.

DownHand  Welds