Hot Crack

Also known as ?auto crack,? resulting from stress concentration in relatively thin weld metal that is last to freeze. Both root cracks and crater cracks are forms of hot cracking.

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Corrosionpedia – What is a Hot Cracking? – Definition from Corrosionpedia
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Hot Crack: How it occurs and how it can be prevented – Welding Engineers NZ