There is nothing new about a quest for an Optimal weld. Attempts to improve weld quality are a routine challenge for most folks in the welding industry. This article offers a five step method to finding the optimum or ‘best’ weld. The method detailed in this downloadable technical paper utilizes a statistical tool known as the two level factor approach. This well-‐tested method will assist an investigator in identifying what is to be optimized, choosing inputs for evaluation, running the tests so that statistically significant data is generated, analyzing data, and finally determining the settings for the significant inputs which result in the optimum weld.
Chris Bertoni is the director of Quality & Technical Services for 4Front Engineered Solutions.