bead shape

is it better to have your bead bow in( or bow out)or does it not effect the strength of the weld either way..


surface appearance of a bead is an indicator but not always a good way to judge a weld.

as long as the weld is penetrated and the throat of the weld is adequate, a concave weld can be ok.

generally speaking, its better for a weld to be slightly convex (bowed out)

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