resistance welding

welding utilizing pressure and heat that is generated in the pieces to be welded by resistance to an electric current.

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resistance welding
a welding technique in which the parts to be joined are held together under pressure and heat is produced by passing a current through the contact resistance formed between the two surfaces

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Example sentences
Adjust electric current and timing cycles of resistance welding machines to heat metals to bonding temperature.
It applies to the use of resistance welding equipment.
Resistance welding techniques were developed first, followed by laser welding.
Only longitudinal and spiral seam welds in steel pipe piles may be made by the electric resistance welding method.
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