Welding is one of the most popular methods of metal joining processes. The joining of the materials by welding provides a permanent joint of the components. The objective of this research is used to determine the influence of various welding parameters on the weld bead of AISI 316 welded joint. In this research work the ANOVA technique is used to identify the influence of the welding speed, current, electrode, root gap on the strength of the material. The result shows that speed is most influencing factor to have highest bend strength and current that is to be used while welding is the most influencing factor to get higher tensile strength. © 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd.