Weld Wrongly Located


The weld has been placed in the wrong location on the part, or has been omitted completely.


Assembly weld locations do not match specified weld locations.


Detectable evidence may include:

  • Excessive indentation
  • Expulsion/burn through
  • Extra welds
  • Inconsistent weld quality
  • Mislocated Edge Weld
  • Missing weld
  • Poor Class A appearance
  • Sheet Metal Distortion
  • Weld spacing too close together
  • Weld spacing too far apart
  • Irregular weld spacing
  • Welds on radius of part


Quality, Workplace Issues, Cost, Downtime, Maintenance, Throughput (cycle time; PPH), are all potentially affected by this condition. Special considerations are noted below:

Quality: Unacceptable Class A finish may result; the assembly may be excessively noisy, or it may vibrate, or display reduced smoothness of operation.

Subordinate Causes

  • Manual weld guns:
    • Wrong cable/shunts
    • weld control adjustment (in repeat operation) provides inadequate time to move gun to next weld location
    • cycle time of part in the welding station too short to properly place all welds
    • inadequate operator training
  • Robotic guns:
    • robot improperly programmed
  • Fixture guns
    • guns positioned in wrong location along flange
    • offset electrodes rotated to incorrect position