Resistance Welding Informer

News, insights, technology and innovations from Weld Systems Integrators

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Hot Stamping Experience and Tech Tour

Projection welding of fasteners to hot stamped boron steel, press-hardened steels, where an AlSi coating is present. Presenters Allen M. Agin, WSI Midwest Regional Sales Manager and Bob Kollins, Senior Application Engineer – Technical Sales & Solution, discussed welding fasteners to hot stamped coated steels. Projection welding of fasteners is widely used in automotive component


Happy 4th of July


New Lab Capabilities

Weld Systems Integrators adds new lab capabilities Weld Systems Integrators (WSI) announces significant new additions to our welding lab capabilities. WSI has recently added a new 12 kilojoule (KJ) Capacitive Discharge (CD) Welder. We’re also putting the finishing touches on a a new MFDC “Fast Rise Time” Heavy-Duty Press Welder.


Memorial Day – Honor and Remember

Memorial Day – 2019 Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. Never forget those who died serving their country in defense of freedom and their families who loved them and whom they loved.



FABTECH, 2019 Weld Systems Integrators will be exhibiting in Booth B37048 at FABTECH 2019 – November 11 – 14 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Registration is OPEN.


ProMat and Automate 2019

ProMat and Automate 2019 Great technology and insightful discussions with industry leaders at ProMat and Automate 2019.


Partner News – OMC 2019

Partner News – OMC 2019 TECNA S.p.A. – Hall 4 – Stand F1 at OMC 2019 TECNA S.p.A. will be exhibiting in Hall 4 – Stand F1 at OMC 2019 – March 27 – 29 in Ravenna, Italy.


12J Series CD Welder

12J Series Capacitor Discharge Welder Joins fasteners to hot-stamped, high-boron steel


WSI Welding Seminar

WSI Welding Seminar TOPIC: Projection Welding of Fasteners to HOT STAMPED BORON and PRESS HARDENED STEELS



FABTECH, 2018 Weld Systems Integrators will be exhibiting in Booth C12075 at FABTECH, 2018 – November 6 – 8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Registration begins in April. CLICK HERE for more information. AWS / RWMA Resistance Welding School The AWS / RWMA Resistance Welding School is designed to benefit all


Sheet Metal Welding Conference

Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) October 17 and 18, 2018 Weld Systems Integrators will be exhibiting at the Sheet Metal Welding Conference – October 17 and 18, 2018 at the Laurel Maner in Livonia, Michigan. The Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) is the premier technical conference dedicated to bringing experts together to discuss state of the art


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AWS Welding Journal – 10/2017

Projection Welding of Fasteners to Hot-Stamped Boron Steel Manufacturing issues encountered during this process are reviewed along with the impact of using contact resistance AWS Welding Journal – October, 2017 By Allen M. Agin and Bob Kollins Projection welding of fasteners is widely used in automotive component assembly. Hot-stamped boron steel is becoming more prevalent


Ask The Welding Engineer – 3/14/17

Ask The Welding Engineer March 14, 2017 Q: My Company has been nut and stud welding for many years using AC and MFDC welders with great success. We recently ran into some issues with a new hot stamped part that we couldn’t projection weld consistently. What’s going on? Your question is somewhat complicated and as


The FABRICATOR – 8/2016

Projection Welding of Fasteners to Hot-Stamped Boron Steel How capacitive discharge welding helps improve consistency in part quality. The FABRICATOR – August, 2016 By Allen M. Agin and Bob Kollins Many studies and articles have addressed the subject of spot welding boron aluminum silicon (AlSi) coated and uncoated hot-stamped material, but few have addressed projection

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Weld Systems Integrators (WSI) is a manufacturer and stocking distributor of resistance welding equipment and machinery, and integrator of robotic resistance and MIG welding cells. WE MAKE GREAT WELDS! For more information on IN-STOCK and available products, or to request a quote for a specific resistance welding application, please give us a call at 844-WSI-WELD or +1-216-475-5629.