"The Shotweld process is a Budd innovation developed by company's founder, Mr. Edward G. Budd, to weld stainless steel panels for the skin of the company's rail passenger cars. Many of those railcars, built from the 1930s through the 1980s, are still in service today. For example, Chicago, Miami, and Baltimore run Budd trains, as well as Amtrak. Edward G. Budd developed the all p-steel car body in 1912."( Paul Flancbaum of the Budd Co., Jan. 2002)
The Budd Company also did the great Lightning Bolt sculpture in front of the GE building.
Demonstration of the "Shotweld" process
- Return to: