Robotic welding provides manufacturers with several competitive advantages. Most importantly, it makes them more productive while generating more consistent, higher quality welds and reducing waste. Robots also empower manufacturers to address the current shortage of skilled welders to recruit. According to the American Welding Society (AWS), 40 percent of manufacturing companies declined new contracts because not enough skilled welders were available, a problem that robots immediately solve.
In addition, by taking the human element out of the welding process, robots eliminate operator dangers such as electric shock, exposure to gases and toxic fumes, and flash burns to the eye’s cornea.