Manufacturing and welding processes


Production capacity largely depends on the equipment used and the introduction of innovative technologies. Today the sphere of equipment production has a high level of competition and, therefore, requires a high level of quality of the final product.

An increasing number of materials and technologies are unified at the level of standards to create a single technological base at the global level and simplify the interaction of companies located in different countries. If your organization seeks to scale and expand the markets of activity, you need to understand that the presence of international standards that regulate the scope of the activity is very important. Today we will introduce you to the key standards in the field of welding activities and related equipment.

Friction stir spot welding - Aluminium - Part 2: Design of weld joints (ISO 18785-2:2018)

EN ISO 18785-2:2021

Design as a category is perceived primarily from an aesthetic point of view. Nevertheless, this concept is also applied in production processes, and is directly regulated at the international level by such an institute of international standardization as ISO. One of the most popular standards is EN ISO 18785-2: 2021.

This document specifies the design requirements and provides design guidelines for friction stir spot welding.


In this document, the term "aluminium" refers to aluminium and its alloys.


As mentioned earlier, it is very important to pay attention not only to the technical parameters, but also to the terminology specified in the international standard. If in this description of the document you just did not have enough specific technical parameters, you can familiarize yourself with them by clicking on the link to the website of our company.

Resistance welding equipment - Transformers - Integrated transformers for welding guns (ISO 10656:2016)


EN ISO 10656:2021


The welding process involves the use of a large number of related technologies. To create a well-functioning system for the implementation of this type of technological equipment, such international standards as EN ISO 10656: 2021 are being created.


ISO 10656:2016 specifies additional requirements to those given in ISO 5826 for single-phase transformers used in AC welding. It is intended to be used in conjunction with ISO 5826, whose requirements it amends.


Since this document is complementary to the main one, if you are interested in acquiring it, we recommend that you first of all have a basic standard for gaining a complete picture of international requirements in this industry.

Acceptance tests for CO2-laser beam machines for high quality welding and cutting - Part 4: Machines with 2-D moving optics (ISO 15616-4:2008)


ISO 15616-4:2021

Laser technology has begun to be applied in almost every area of human activity. Since this category of technology has a certain number of risks, special attention is paid to its regulation at the international level by such documents as EN ISO 15616-4: 2021.


This part of ISO 15616 provides minimum requirements for acceptance testing, using practical test methods, for CO2-laser beam machines for high quality welding and cutting in two dimensions (2-D), having a fixed workpiece on the platen and moving optics.


This part of ISO 15616 is not applicable to CO2-laser beam machines which use an articulated robot, nor does it apply to work stations, such as a welding positioner, fixed board cutter, etc.

This part of ISO 15616 does not cover hazard protection devices, such as those for discharging chips and particles generated during welding and cutting.


Since this standard has a large number of amendments and clarifications, we recommend that you pay attention to the compliance of the technical parameters with your regulatory legal framework in order to avoid mistakes when acquiring an international standard.

Pneumatic cylinders for mechanized multiple spot welding (ISO 7285:1995)


EN ISO 7285:2021

Despite the automation of production and the increasing trend of digitalization, mechanical processes remain at the head of any production. As markets are globalizing, the world is striving to create a unified system that should function consistently and efficiently. To help her organization come such international standards as EN ISO 7285: 2021.


This International Standard specifies the requirements of the geometrical and mechanical characteristics of pneumatic cylinders used for multiple spot welding machines and their manufacturing, delivery and test specifications.


These cylinders for a nominal air pressure of 1 MPa (10 bar) are double-acting, with two Piston stages in series for the advance during the operational stroke and the forte, and a Single Piston Stage for the return.


This international standard is quite narrow-profile, therefore its scope is narrow. To be sure that this particular standard can bring you the most productive results, we recommend that you clarify all the details before purchasing it.

Friction stir spot welding - Aluminium - Part 5: Quality and inspection requirements (ISO 18785-5:2018)


ISO 18785-5:2021


A large number of standards in the field of production processes are due to the corresponding number of possible risks. That is why the metalworking industry has a lot of variation in international standards, one of which is EN ISO 18785-5: 2021.


This document specifies a method to determine the capability of a manufacturer to use friction stir spot welding (FSSW) for production of products of the specified quality.


It specifies quality requirements, but does not assign those requirements to any specific product group. In this document, the term "aluminium" refers to aluminium and its alloys.


If you are interested in purchasing this international standard, familiarization with the technical parameters of the document on our website will allow you to clarify the most likely need to apply this particular standard, or choose another document that will provide more productive results from its implementation in operational processes.

Friction stir spot welding - Aluminium - Part 1: Vocabulary (ISO 18785-1:2018)


EN ISO 18785-1:2021


In addition to the standards regulating production processes, documents are also created that facilitate the perception of narrow-profile standards and are a kind of dictionary to facilitate orientation in difficult terminology. One of them is EN ISO 18785-1: 2021.

This document defines friction stir spot welding (FSSW) process terms and definitions.

In this document, the term "aluminium" refers to aluminium and its alloys.


The presence of this document will allow you to more clearly navigate the technical parameters and norms prescribed by such an institute for standardization as ISO. That is why the presence of a standard will be a significant relief in the process of introducing international standards into the existing system of your company or organization.

New technologies demand new regulations


A large amount of narrowly specialized terminology can be confusing when deciding whether to purchase an international standard for your organization. Nevertheless, the specialists of our company can help you clarify all your questions. If you are interested in purchasing the documents mentioned above, the first step is to determine the size of your market. For a more global level, we recommend paying attention to the ISO, IEC standards. If we are talking about localized production on the scale of the European Union or individual countries, it would be more appropriate to use the EN and SIST EN standards, which are adapted for the European market. For more information, go to our website and start the path of development in new vectors of innovation and technology.

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