Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource is a paper describing how to weld stainless steels. Firstly it describes the chemical composition and mechanical properties associated with the different families of stainless steels. Then the majority of the paper concerns itself with ‘welding processes’, with the sub headings of ‘electric arc’, ‘resistance and induction’ and ‘radiation energy’ - under each, the available techniques are illustrated and described. Following this, the weldability of each family, selection of shielding gases, selection of welding consumables, joint preparation in arc welding, finishing treatments and safe practices are covered.