A weld tip testing element is presented. The weld tip testing element includes a first alignment member and a first lever element coupled to the alignment member. The first lever element is further coupled to a first pivot and the first alignment member is operable to determine a first alignment associated with a weld tip. If the weld tip is out of alignment the weld tip contacts the first alignment member.
Allows for the detection of possible welding problems before bad welds are madethus decreasing the number of bad welds ( which reduces energy use and waste) and increasing the productivity of an assembly line.