CD Stud Visual Weld Inspection

The CD stud weld can be visually inspected by observing the fillet at the base of the stud. The illustrations and comments below will assist you in visually judging the quality of the weld.

Good Weld

Full, even fillet all around the stud.

Hot Weld

Large crater-excessive metal expulsion, very shiny appearance

Cold Weld

No or uneven fillet