Welding can be described as the process of combining more than one metallic substances together using heat. Welding processes are named and categorized depending on their different welding techniques and mechanisms.
Weld patterns are simply the outcome of pattern welding. What exactly is pattern welding? Pattern welding is the art of making sword blades using lots of iron or steel. The patterns come as a result of combining many different metals together. The art of pattern welding is a skill used to furnish sword blades making them more elegant and beautiful pieces.
Weld patterns are different depending on the objectives of the welder. Even though so, the foundation and framework of the products is usually the same. All patterns that have ever been produced on sword blades are usually designed and produced using the same approach. This is done by fussing enough steel with Iron and making sure that the steel is still be visible on the finished product. This fusion is done through welding to of produce beautifully crafted weld patterns on the sword blade.
There are several different patterns that can be crafted on the blades. These are done depending on the client’s taste and set expectations. The most common among them are the whip, circles and weaving.
The whip is a technique that involves back and forth motion to create a pattern. This technique is usually good for fillet welds.
Fillet welding is fussing two pieces of metal either perpendicularly or at an angle. When the metals are fussed and form a perpendicular meeting point, the joint is referred to as a Tee joint. On the other hand, when the metals overlap or are welded at angles, the joint is referred to as a lap joint.
This technique works very well on fillet welds of all and any positions.
A circle is an all rounded shape that is even at every point on the side. There is no more to that, circles are just circles. This technique works best on fillet and grove welds. The fillet welds in this contest have no specifications thus can be either a tee joint fillet weld or a lap joint fillet weld.
A grove weld on the other hand is a design of weld that has been beveled on the edges in an oblique sense. This contributes to amazing and breath-taking patterns.
The weaving technique is a pattern welding technique that involves a side to side motion in creating the foundation of the pattern. This technique is most commonly used in grove joints that are in a vertical up position. This vertical up weaving ensures the finished product is a convex weld. A concave weld can also be formed by switching the weaving technique to a vertical down position. Most welders who use this technique usually pause at the sides. This ensures the weld is well spread.
Before deciding to come up with a weld pattern, it is very important that one understands welding in depth and know exactly what should be done for the stretch to come out perfect.
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