Like in many industries, there are ISOs, or international standards, available within stud welding to indicate that a company or product is certified as high quality and reliable. If you work within the stud welding industry, understanding these standards and working towards certification could help you to improve and expand your business. It also ensures that you’re following proper safety and quality codes.

Read more about stud welding standards with Taylor Stud Welding, the UK’s only designer, manufacturer and supplier of stud welding machines and equipment.

Welding Codes

Internationally, there are many welding codes. Some are specific to certain countries or regions, while others are international. These codes are designed to help ensure that welding machinery is of the highest quality and people involved in the process, from manufacture to use, are safe and know best practises.

Codes and standards help to facilitate trade between different companies, even internationally. They act as a baseline measure and assurance of quality so companies feel confident when buying a product or service.

Stud Welding Standards

The BSI (British Standards Institution) is the UK government’s appointed standards body, producing technical standards for a wide range of products and services. The standards and documents listed below are specific to Britain and all apply to welding, albeit a range of different types of welding.

ISO 3834 – Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials. This specification lays out the levels of quality requirements for each level of quality and their specific requirements

ISO 4063 – Welding and allied processes – Nomenclature of processes and reference numbers

ISO 6947 – Welding positions

ISO 9606 – Qualification testing of welders

ISO 13918 – Welding – Studs and ceramic ferrules for arc stud welding. This covers the dimensional requirements and associated specifications for the studs used in stud welding processes.

ISO 14555 – Welding – Arc stud welding of metallic materials. This is an important standard in stud welding. It covers the requirements for the qualification of welding personnel and welding procedures for the mechanical fastening of accessories using stud welding processes.

ISO/TR 15608 – Welding – Guidelines for a metallic materials grouping system

International Standards

There are over 18500 international standards, or ISOs, with over 1000 new ones published each year. Even specifically relating to welding, there are numerous different standards that could be useful to different companies according to the type of welding and what its purpose is. For example, ISO 14112 specifically related to small, gas welding equipment kits.

The international standards that we’re most interested in at Taylor Studwelding are ISO 13918 and ISO 14555 because these relate directly to stud welding.

ISO 13918

This is a welding standard that relates specifically to studs and ceramic ferrules used in arc stud welding.

The most recent edition was released in 2017, replacing ISO 13918:2008, with various changes from the earlier edition (which are all listed on the ISO 13918 website). This standard will soon be replaced with ISO/AWI 13918 which is currently under development.

The ISO 13918 specifies that it can be used in all fields of metal working, but is particularly useful for those who work with arc stud welding and related products and services.

It covers the requirements of studs and ceramic ferrules that are used for arc stud welding, including the dimensions, materials and mechanical properties of the specific kinds of studs and ceramic ferrules.

It covers a wide range of different arc welding studs including those for drawn arc stud welding, short cycle and welding with tip ignition. This includes:

  • Fully-threaded studs
  • Virtually fully-threaded studs
  • Partially threaded studs
  • Threaded studs with reduced shaft
  • Insulation pin/nails
  • Studs with internal thread
  • Shear connectors
  • Threaded studs with flange
  • Unthreaded studs

The ISO 13918 helps companies, businesses and manufacturers to better understand the standard quality for arc stud welding so as to provide a higher quality product or service.

Taylor Stud Welding have a huge collection of weld studs for arc stud welding which comply with and meet the international standards set in ISO 13918. We pride ourselves on being industry leaders in stud welding, providing the highest quality stud welding equipment and machines.

ISO 14555 

This standard is appropriate for manufacturers to prove competence in their production of weld construction to a specified standard. The standard covers specific requirements related to stud welding, focusing on production using arc stud welding of metallic materials under both static and fatigue loading conditions. The ISO 14555 criteria includes:

  • Welding expertise
  • Quality standards
  • Welding procedure specifications
  • Qualification of welding procedures
  • Operating qualification testing
  • Assessment of production welds.

The most recent edition was released in 2017 (ISO 14555:2017), replacing ISO 14555:2014, with various changes from the earlier edition (which are listed on the iso.org website). This standard will soon be replaced with ISO/CD 114555 which is currently under development. 

ISO 14555:2017 has been crafted to serve as an extensive resource for contractual reference. Its contents offer flexibility, allowing for either full adoption or partial incorporation based on the specific needs of a project, ensuring that it can be adopted even in instances where certain requirements may not be relevant.

Our Accreditations

Taylor Stud Welding is committed to upholding the highest industry standards in the production of stud welding machines and accessories. Taylor Studwelding is certified with ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management, ISO 14001 for Environmental Management, and ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems. These accreditations demonstrate our dedication to providing superior products and services while prioritising the safety and satisfaction of our customers.

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If you’re looking for stud welding equipment that complies with international standards, then choose Taylor Studwelding. We supply products to companies all around the globe so no order is too small,  too large or too complicated to complete!