Use of the correct terminology is important. CSWIP uses BS 499 standard. Frequently the terms‘weld’ and ‘joint’ are used incorrectly. Exact definitions are given in BS 499 PT 1 1983 -‘Welding terminology’ and BS 499 Pt 2: 1980 ‘ Weld symbols’.TYPES OF WELDButt WeldFillet Weld
Small indentationsAt each weld
(Illustration depicts resistance weld.Spot welds can be made with MIGor TIG processes.)
The four basic welds can be used to join various types of joints.