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Welding Joints

Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points


4 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pts (N/A)

Weld width and Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points
height:
100 % Bead is uniform Bead maintains Not a uniform Weld is cut off in
width all along width and length. thickness through places, not
Uniform width and the length of each Shows some out the weld. uniform along the
thickness throughout welld. Has a small blemishes Thickness goes to weld. Shows bare
the entire length of smooth along the weld extremes spots
each weld. appearance

Appearance Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points


100 %

Smooth with uniform Weld shows a Weld shows a Weld shows Weld has been
dense ripples, doesn’t constant speed constant speed definite areas of done to fast or to
show the bead and uniformity with some speeding up and slow. Weld is not
traveling to fast or the entire length blemishes that slowing down. complete
slow are minimal Ripples tend to be
coarse

Face of bead: Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points


100 %

Free of voids and high Has a nice Bead is well Bead shows many Weld does not
spots, shows rounded look. Is rounded, mostly high and low blend into one
uniformity throughout not overly high, uniform over the area's. Total lack single bead.
the bead or low. Bead length of the of uniformity
covers a wide weld. Shows throughout the
area of each some high spots weld
weld. and low spots

Edge of bead Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points


100 %

Good fusion, no Sides and edges Moderately Float and Metal is burned
overlapping or are smooth smooth blending. undercut are very through. Weld
undercutting blending into Undercutting and apartent. Weld has no connection
each weld. float are present. lacks strength to metal,
Undercutting is Stength of the and flow
kept to a weld is still
minimum, Weld strong
does not float on
surface

Beginning and Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points


ending full size
100 %
End of each weld Weld ending is Crater distinctly Metal is burned
Crater well filled is complete, the full but shows present at the through at the
line doesn't taper some tapering end of the bead. end
off and a
craterpresent
Surrounding Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points
Plate
10 %
Spatter is kept to Some spatter is Spatter is in large Spatter takes
Welding surface free a minuimum. present but not amounts away from the
of spatter displeasing integrity of the
weld.

Penetration Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Total Points


100 %

Complete without Weld penetrates Weld pentetrates Weld is uneven in Weld floats on top
burn through deep into the deep but does not depth, lacks of the metal
metal and adds re surface uniformity along (worm). Has no
strength and through the weld length. strength
fusion to the bottom of a
edges and depth. jointed welds