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Weldability differences of galvanized steels
I am looking at manufacturing a part comprised of 20 gage galvanized steel. I would like to weld the part versus having to add-on additional components (mainly rivets) and operations (holes for the rivets). My question is which (if either) is better suited for spot welding, electro-galvanized or hot-dipped galvanized?
Weldability - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Neither. Galvanneal would work best.Mike Stroia
Galvanizing - Canton, Ohio, USA
Welding will destroy both hot dip galvanizing and electroplated zinc. By "electro galvanizing" I assume you mean electroplating? In both the zinc layer will vapourize at welding temperatures.
Westfield, Scotland, UK