Welding is an invaluable tool for construction and fabrication, but few people understand the complex techniques and terminology associated with it. To understand landing, one of the most important techniques in welding, it’s essential to understand what you’re working on.
According to statistics, more than 56% of the total welding processes in the U. S are performed in manual or semi-automatic processes, of which landing is an essential part. So let’s take a look at what landing in welding actually is and how it works.
What is a Landing in Welding?To understand the concept of a landing in welding, it is important to be aware of the joining techniques used in welding. Landing is one of the techniques used, especially for thicker plates.
What is Welding?Welding is a metalworking process that involves the use of heat and pressure, to join metal components together.
It is used in a wide range of applications, including in construction, manufacturing, and maintenance. There are several types of welding, some more commonly used than others but essentially they all involve the use of a heat source and a metal joining technique to bind metal components together.
Different Types of WeldingThe most common types of welding used include:
- MIG Welding
- TIG Welding
- Flux-Cored Arc Welding
- Stick Welding
What is a Landing in Welding?Landing is an advantageous welding technique used to join thick plates or sections that are too thick to be joined with a single or two-pass weld. It entails making a shallow U-shaped groove in between the two sections that need to be joined.
Two narrower grooves, referred to as landings, are then placed at the bottom of the U-shaped groove. The narrow landings are welded first and then the entire groove is slowly filled with weld metal until a single, continuous weld is formed.
Landing is a more stable, economical and efficient method used for joining thick plates as it offers better results and requires a shorter welding time compared to single or two-pass welds.
Advantages of Landing
- Increased stability and speed.
- Reduction in the risk of defect formation.
- More efficient use of the welding equipment.
- Reduced welding costs due to shorter welding time.