Nelson® Stud Welding & Fastening
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
Studs & Accessories
Weld studs are a permanent solution to fastening metal to metal. They come in all shapes and sizes and are adaptable to an infinite number of applications. Ceramic ferrules are an essential part of the standard drawn arc stud welding process.
Stud Welding Equipment
Rent or purchase the right machine to help you with your fastening needs. Our team of experts can guide you to the proper size and capabilities.
Nelson® stud welding products can be found all over the world.
Some of our most notable job-sites include: Guggenheim Museum - Bilbao, Spain; Petronas Towers - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) – the U.S. Navy’s 10th nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier; Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia
Meet Ted Nelson, Inventor of Stud Welding
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.