Enter the thickness of first material and the thickness of second material into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weld Time. 

Weld Time Formula

WT = 2.361 * (T1 + T2)


  • WT is the Weld Time (cycles)
  • T1 is the thickness of first material
  • T2 is the thickness of second material

To calculate Weld Time, add the thickness of both materials together, then multiply 2.361.

How to Calculate Weld Time?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Weld Time.

  1. First, determine the thickness of first material. 
  2. Next, determine the thickness of second material. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = WT = 2.361 * (T1 + T2).
  4. Finally, calculate the Weld Time.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

thickness of first material = 12

thickness of second material = 17


What is Weld Time and why is it important?

Weld Time refers to the duration or cycles required to complete a weld between two materials. It is crucial for optimizing welding processes, ensuring quality, and reducing production costs by efficiently managing the time spent on welding activities.

How does material thickness affect Weld Time?

The thickness of the materials being welded directly influences Weld Time. Thicker materials require more time to weld because they need more heat and energy to form a proper bond. The formula WT = 2.361 * (T1 + T2) illustrates how the sum of the thicknesses of the first and second materials affects the overall Weld Time.

Can the Weld Time formula be used for all types of welding?

The specific formula provided is a general guideline and may not be applicable to all welding processes or materials. Different welding techniques, such as MIG, TIG, or laser welding, might require adjustments to the formula based on factors like heat input, welding speed, and material properties.