From flipping hamburgers to helping Grandma around the house, it’s no secret that robots are getting good at tasks that have long been considered off-limits. Nowhere is this truer than in the manufacturing industry, where a chronic labour shortage is forcing machine shops, plastic injection moulding houses, and sheet metal fabricators to automate like never before. Machine tending, deburring, assembly, and packaging: these are just a few of the typical manufacturing processes where robots and their collaborative cousins have begun playing a leading role over recent years. And despite its relative difficulty and need for nearly flawless hand-eye coordination, welding is quickly becoming another operation where robots (almost) rule. Checking… Read More »Welding with Robots? Why Not?