Shear Studs

Thru deck stud welding and shot fired shear connectors


SMD provide the largest stud welding service for the installation of Shear Connectors in the UK.  A large range of Shear connectors and stud welding equipment are also available for purchase from stock at our distribution depots nationwide.

With years’ of experience in stud welding operations, SMD are undoubtedly the UK’s leading stud welding expert, welding more than 3 million studs per year across different projects and applications.

Our Service

  • Fleet of purpose built stud welding plant, built to minimise environmental impact.
  • Mobile solution to suit operations required either on site or at client works.
  • Site service includes; Plunge Columns, Steel Piling, Bridge Construction and Wear Resistant Studs.
  • Static or mains power options available where space limitations or site restrictions apply.

Mobile Stud Welding Rig

Thru deck welded studs

Fully trained site operatives

Further information

Take a look at our blog post explaining shear studs and composite deck in more detail.