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FILL THE GAP: Solving the Welder Shortage with Robotic Technology Webinar

January 21, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


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Many manufacturers nationwide are having a difficult time finding quality welders. Based on the American Welding Society (AWS) estimates a welder shortage of 372,000 in the U.S. by 2026. In order to stay in business and be competitive, forward-thinking companies are now looking into automating their processes.

We will highlight arc welding solutions for manufacturers of all sizes, from high-volume suppliers to high-mix, low-volume job shops. In addition, we will feature a variety of welding options for increased flexibility and improved uptime.

In addition, we will review how to evaluate both outsourcing your welding demands on a contract basis or automating internally.

Topics covered in this session:

  • Technology that addresses the skilled welder shortage.
  • Identifying alternatives that includes outsourcing welding to contract robotic welding companies
  • Decreasing production costs with cellular manufacturing and evaluating future ROI with automation
  • How educational institutions are closing the gap
  • Increasing profitability and expanding capabilities.

ADDITIONAL WEBINAR RESOURCES: Solving the Welder Shortage with Robotic Technology

This event is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Purdue MEP, The Center for Industrial Research and Service at Iowa State University (CIRAS), and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC).

Presented in partnership with :

Cost: FREE! 

Sponsor: IMEC

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 608-445-4905

Contact Emailelee@imec.org


January 21, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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