Welding joints

The type of joint is determined by the relative position of the two pieces to be joined.

The basic types of welding joints are:

Lap joint – Plates are placed in an overlapped position and edges of the plates are weld.

welding-lap-joint

Butt joint – Plates are placed edge to edge. Butt joint can be V-shape, U-shape or J-shape. 

welding-butt-joint

T-joint – Join the plates in such a way that their surfaces are at right angle.

welding-t-joint

Edge joint – Plates are joined in such a way that their surfaces are parallel. 

welding-edge-joint

Corner joint – Join the edges of plates in such a way that their surfaces are at right angle.  

welding-corner-joint