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Using Robotics to Cope with the Shortage of Welders

Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

Zane Michael, director of thermal business development for Yaskawa America/Motoman Robotics Division, explains why the biggest challenge for welding manufacturers today is the shortage of welders. He notes that fabricators can apply robotic welding technology with a high degree of success by first using simple systems, and explains why human welders still play a major role in robotic welding by analyzing and managing the performance of robotic welding units.


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