We sometimes forget how mature laser welding is. It’s been around since the ‘80s, and the applications, properties and advantages have accumulated into an extensive technology.
Implementing a new welding wire can offer productivity, quality benefits and more, but changing to a new wire may change everything. The payoff is worth it, says Hobart, and they gave us this list of factors to account for, to make the change a step-by-step, systematic process.
Sharing many of the same challenges as U.S. manufacturers, a European fabricator embodies the philosophy of Industry 4.0
‘Big’ means ships. This is an aspect of automation that isn’t obvious, unless you weld really big stuff. If you do, here’s a rundown. If you don’t, here’s automation for welding ships.
Producing a quality laser weld should be aÂ multi-pronged effort that begins at setup,Â continues with the welding process itself, andÂ ends with post-processing work.
Addressing the basic incompatibility of sheet metal manufacturing and ERP software
Waterjet cutting has made some great strides, but there are still misunderstandings about how much it has improved. And there are still more opportunities to harness its benefits in a variety of cutting applications.
An award winning technology helps welders improve their muscle memory to achieve a perfect weld.Â
Fume extraction guns offer features that can improve flexibility and results for the MIG welding process
Big equipment may mean big risks, but is there an opening for fabricators to invest in their own large-capacity machines?