puddle weld

puddle weld

A type of plug weld for joining two sheets of light-gauge material; a hole, burned in the upper sheet, is filled with a puddle of weld metal to fuse the upper sheet to the lower.
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"Ellesco offer a variety of machines to carry out the many different weld dressing processes, including: preparation and removal, blending and shaping of seam welds, and smoothing spot and puddle welds. Although these kind of finishing techniques are normally carried out by skilled personnel, just as with fabrication finishing and polishing procedures, the staff of both Ellesco and Autopulit have considerable experience in the design and installation of highly efficient and cost effective automated weld dressing processes to suit the vast majority of applications."