Robots are everywhere these days – from tackling robots on football practice fields to assembly lines to warehouse retrieval systems to surgical operations. At this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo, which kicked off officially Monday in sunny Baltimore, ISHN talked to one expo vendor, RoboVent, about the invasion of robots into the welding field.
You may be asking why it matters what image a welder has. It is important because as experienced welders retire, a growing skills gap is making it more difficult for the industry to find qualified replacement welders.
The 24-year-old worker was reportedly adjusting a metal sheet being welded by the machine when he was stabbed by one of its arms. Ramji Lal, from Uttar Pradesh, had been working at a SKH Metals factory in Manesar for around 18 months when the accident happened on Wednesday, the Times of India reported.
Welding is a very difficult trade to master. It involves many tools and equipment, and not just anyone can pick up a blow torch and start making the steel beams and car frames of the world—it takes a certain level of skill.
A Utah man was welding underneath his truck when a fire started and destroyed his home. David Clay said he was working on his Toyota truck that he had spent more than 1,000 hours on when the fire sparked.
A man was killed in an explosion at a welding shop in Dayton. Authorities were notified of the incident about 9 a.m. at Crystal Welding and "are treating it as a tragic accident," said City Administrator Bob Derus.