Weld Product Development

About Weld Product Development

Welds are designed to meet a multitude of performance requirements including, but not limited to:

• Strength (tension, compression, torsion, bending)
• Corrosion resistance
• Vibration
• Fatigue (mechanical, thermal)
• Toughness
• Creep
• Electrical and thermal conductivity
• Appearance

The functional results of any given weld are dependent on:

• Joint design
• Material selection
• Process selection

All three elements in the list above affect each other. In addition, both the performance requirements and functional results must be taken into consideration during the design of any new product or component which includes welded elements.

Weld Product Development Hierarchy chart: Composition and Thermal Cycle feed into Microstructure, which trickles down to Mechanical Properties, Weldability, and Service Performance
Aluminum 5052 to 6061 with ER5356 Weld Development

Role of the Weld Design Engineer

A weld design engineer is a professional who is responsible for designing and developing welding solutions for new products. Weld designers:
Advanced Welding Solutions’ ability to combine these viewpoints ensures that our engineers can develop suitable welding solutions which meet your requirements and any relevant industry codes and standards.

Weld Design Engineer Responsibilities

One of our primary responsibilities as weld design engineers is to select the appropriate welding process and materials for a given application.
This process involves understanding:
Image showing ferrite and austenite welds.
Graphic representing weld product development.
Based on this knowledge, we can select the most appropriate welding process and materials for your application. This includes taking into account factors such as cost, strength, durability, and safety. This involves:

Additional Weld Design Engineer Responsibilities:

Code Compliance

Weld design engineers must also ensure that their welding solutions comply with constantly evolving industry standards and codes. This includes:

• Staying up-to-date with relevant regulations and guidelines
• Conducting quality control checks to ensure that the welding solution meets the required standards and specifications

Industry Advancements

Our engineers work hard to track and learn about industry developments. They also collaborate with other professionals to develop and test new welding solutions that:

• Improve efficiency
• Reduce costs
• Enhance safety

Welding graphic representing weld structure design process.

Importance of the Welded Structure Design Process

Any product design which includes joint or welded structures requires careful consideration of:

• Joint design
• Material selection
• Process selection
• Testing
• Post weld heat treatments
• Functional requirements
• Quality, codes and standards

Let's Work Together

Advanced Welding Solutions’ ability to consider the many facets of products with welded structures and joints make them an invaluable partner during product development. Contact us today.