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Welding equipment standardization



In the 21st century, production and the stages of its implementation are gaining more and more large-scale volumes. The introduction of innovations does not mean leveling the previous understanding of structuring. However, like any system update, newness implies difficult changes in the system change. The world is becoming more and more globalized, and therefore moves to robotization. New systems dictate new rules. But global standards protect organizations from both financial and resource losses. If your field of activity comes into contact with production activities and welding technology, we recommend that you pay attention to the following standards.

Resistance welding - Locking tapers for electrode holders and electrode caps (ISO 20168:2016)


EN ISO 20168:2021


The welding process is actively used in the field of production today. Despite the emergence of innovative methods of metal processing, this category of methods is more and more in demand. To regulate this activity, such international normative legal acts as EN ISO 20168: 2021 are being created.


ISO 20168:2016 specifies the dimensions and tolerances for electrode holders and of spot welding electrode caps, where a locking taper is used.


Since this standard is quite globalized, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with its technical characteristics in more detail by clicking on the link to our website and clarify all your questions with a team of specialists in the field of international standards.

Resistance spot welding - Male electrode caps (ISO 5830:1984)


EN ISO 5830:2021


Electrodes are quite a small detail in the context of its perception from the point of physical reality. Nevertheless, like any other detail, they require clear regulation in application, which can be carried out by taking into account the recommendations of the EN ISO 5830: 2021 standard.


This International Standard specifies the dimensions and tolerances for male electrode caps for resistance spot welding when a female taper (see IS0 1089) is used to fix the electrode adaptor (see IS0 5829).


It only applies to electrode caps for which the electrode force Fmsx, given for the diameter dl, does not exceed 4,O kN.


Since clear parameters and technical explanations make it possible to most objectively assess the possibility and feasibility of using this document in your production, we recommend that you study them in detail before purchasing the standard.

Additive manufacturing - Material extrusion based additive manufacturing of plastic materials - Part 2: Process equipment (ISO/ASTM 52903-2:2020)


ISO/ASTM 52903-2:2020


Plastic has become one of the most demanded synthetic materials in manufacturing in the modern world. Nevertheless, its popularization entailed a large number of new risks and global threats. To minimize the likelihood of problems when using this material, documents such as EN ISO / ASTM 52903-2: 2020 are created.


This document describes a method for defining requirements and assuring component integrity for plastic parts created using material extrusion based additive manufacturing processes.


It covers the process, equipment and operational parameters. Processes include all material extrusion based additive manufacturing processes.


To establish the structure of the application of this technology, it is necessary to analyze in detail each stage of technology implementation. That is why if your field of activity involves the implementation of the mentioned terms, we recommend acquiring an international standard to be sure of the quality of the final result.

Friction stir spot welding - Aluminium - Part 3: Qualification of welding personnel (ISO 18785-3:2018)


ISO 18785-3:2021


Metals and their specification in manufacturing will always be a hot topic for international regulation. One of the standards related to this branch of human activity is EN ISO 18785-3: 2021.


This document specifies the requirements for the qualification of welding personnel for friction stir spot welding (FSSW) of aluminium.

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

This document does not apply to personnel exclusively performing loading or unloading of the automatic welding unit.


To achieve the most productive results from the application of this International Standard, we recommend that you pay attention to the clarification of the terminology described in the standard. It is this action that will help you understand whether it is possible to apply the document in your field of activity.

Resistance spot welding - Electrode adaptors, female taper 1:10 (ISO 5829:1984)


EN ISO 5829:2021


Adapters and derivatives of this equipment are used everywhere. In connection with the popularization of its application, a large number of rules and new norms arise. In order to understand which method of applying this type of technology will be the most correct for your organization, we recommend that you pay attention to EN ISO 5829: 2021.


Specifies the dimensions and tolerances of resistance spot welding electrode adaptors where the fixing element for the cap is a female taper (male electrode cap, see ISO 5830) and for which the electrode taper fits conform to ISO 1089. Covers also designation, material and marking.


For more detailed clarifications on this standard, we recommend that you follow the link to our website, where you can find all the characteristics that give an understanding of the possible areas of application of the mentioned standard. If you have any additional questions, our team of specialists will help clarify all the details of interest.

Friction stir spot welding - Aluminium - Part 4: Specification and qualification of welding procedures (ISO 18785-4:2018)


EN ISO 18785-4:2021


Since the number of metals has a large number of various clarifications and specifications, separate documents are created for each category. For the regulation of activities that involve the use of aluminum, a standard such as EN ISO 18785-4: 2021 is applied.


This document specifies the requirements for the content of welding procedure specifications for the Friction Stir Spot welding (FSSW) of aluminium.

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


At first glance, it may seem that the standards governing the use of aluminum are similar in their parameters. However, this misconception can lead to the selection of an incorrect standard and, as a result, lead to financial losses. That is why we recommend that you consult with experts in the industry before purchasing a document.

Variety of materials aligns with the variety of standards


A large number of materials in production requires a corresponding number of standards. Nevertheless, at the head of the existing system is the dominant concept of quality. Quality is the key to achieving the highest financial performance, which is only possible by combining experimental findings and combining them with innovative recommendations. It is your organization that can take a leading position in the operating industry if it decides to enter global markets. The world is globalizing along with financial and economic systems, and therefore provides opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses. If you decide to take global steps, our team will become your companion in conquering new heights.


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