Lap Joint

A lap joint is mainly seen in the welding field when it’s used to help extend a piece of steel or even to thicken it. A lap joint attaches two pieces of metal together. Even if you’ve never welded before, creating a lap joint is one of the easiest things to learn following these steps.

  • Find the two pieces of metal that you would like to combine and clamp them together where they are to be connected.
  • Take your time and tack weld the two pieces together. By taking your time you will ensure that the pieces stay in position and don’t get connected wrong.
  • As you’re welding double check your work.
  • Weld all three sides until there’s silver weld all around it.

Important Tips for Creating a Lap Joint

  • When creating a lap joint you should make sure that the steel that is being used is rust free.
  • Remember that the two pieces that you are welding need to be on the same plane.
  • Don’t forget to maintain your tools. This is especially true for the welding gun as it needs drive rolls and a good cleaning to continue to work properly.