Removing material from the fringe of a steel plate leaves behind a space for your welding material to fill. This edge is what is known as a bevelled edge. This allows suitable penetration and deposition of the weld, providing the opportunity to establish a more robust joint.
When butt welding material that is 3/8” or more, you may often find that you require some form of edge preparation before the welding begins.
Many other joint configurations can require edge bevelling, such as:
• T joints;
• Corner joints;
• Lap joints;
• Edge joints.