Virtually all automotive manufacturers worldwide use fasteners and automatic feed or high-speed robotic stud welding systems. Nelson offers a broad range of stud fasteners and both digital and analogue based stud welding equipment to OEMs around the globe. We serve many of the major automotive OEMs in the US and abroad and have received numerous supplier quality awards.
Typical applications include securing body trims, electrical fuel and hydraulic lines, components and insulation. The elimination of holes and thus the inherent rust problems offer a major advantage. Moreover, stud welding is ideal for heavy-duty truck applications as stud welding of axle housings cuts the cost of brake wiring in half. Some of the more common uses include:
For a complete list of our product offerings for the automotive industry, please visit our Products section.