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Nelson® Stud Welding & Fastening

Stud Welding - Nelson

Since 1939, Nelson® has been creating powerful, cost-effective stud welding fasteners and equipment — providing engineered components, split-second fastening, training, and application support that improve productivity for construction, nuclear, shipbuilding, and industrial markets. Our solutions offer:

Complete system integration and technical support 
Manual, semi-automated, and automated systems 
Patented technologies 
Comprehensive product range 

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Meet Ted Nelson, Inventor of Stud Welding


Ted Nelson 

Nelson® stud welding’s rich history began in 1939 with the U.S. Navy. Edward “Ted” Nelson® invented the stud welding process at the Mare Island shipyard in Vallejo, California, as a means to speed production of shipbuilding. The first application was to secure wood decking on submarines, but was quickly adopted and used on battleships and aircraft carriers.


His revolutionary invention earned him two Navy "E" citations for saving over 50 million man-hours. Today Nelson® stud welding products provide innovative technologies like battery-powered, portable, and lightweight equipment to develop the next generation of fastening solutions.


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The availability of the products described on this site, and the product descriptions, may vary from country to country. Consult your STANLEY® Engineered Fastening Account Executive or your local distributor for specific product information.