Resistance welding: State of the art

  title={Resistance welding: State of the art},
  author={Steve A. Westgate},
Resistance welding processes have a century of history and have developed from very humble beginnings into one of the most sophisticated automated welding processes of the present day. Despite the invention of a number ofmore "exotic" processes in recent decades - such as laser welding, which has replaced some traditional resistance welding applications - the unique characteristics of resistance welding have kept the process in the forefront of manufacturing industry.