In the welding industry, time is money as shops work to improve productivity without sacrificing quality. For customers, it’s always beneficial to have your projects completed quickly and with a high degree of accuracy. No matter which side of the equation you’re on, improving a shop’s efficiency leads to cost savings. Here’s a look at how new welding technology is improving processes and shaping new experiences for customers.
Challenges for Welders
Traditional welding processes are highly effective and still necessary in a variety of scenarios. On the other hand, traditional methods are based on very old technology. The original welding process was developed in 1881!
Of course, improvements to that method have been made over the last century and a half. Still, the basic framework still requires a highly skilled and experienced welder to deliver superior results–a resource that’s increasingly difficult to secure!
Another challenge welders face relates to stable power sources as directing energy properly requires a great deal of skill. Advancements in welding power sources can help deliver steady, more consistent energy that is easier to control. These improvements will provide better results for both new and experienced welders.
Other challenges have to do with reduced productivity rates due to inefficient but necessary procedures. For example, welders frequently have to move between the project and the power source to make adjustments. This takes time away from actually working on the weld.
New Welding Technology Solves Problems
One way that welding shops are improving productivity is by using newer arc welding processes and procedures. For example, pulsed MIG welding processes are much faster than traditional ones. Stick or TIG welding techniques are two more examples of new welding technology that provides faster results while still delivering high-quality products.
Remote control technologies are another way that welders can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a project. Remote control technology can also improve the accuracy and quality of the final product. These processes reduce the amount of time needed by removing steps such as the need to walk back and forth to a power source while working on steel structures. Plus, they also improve safety by keeping operators in one place rather than throughout the job site.
How New Technology Saves Time and Money
In addition to the direct time savings, there are even more benefits to employing new welding technologies. For example, if a welding shop is currently operating at full capacity, adding new machines can expand their capabilities without adding a whole new building. Traditional welding technology also typically produces a lot of scrap or waste, and contemporary methods can reduce that loss significantly.
New technologies can also help shops struggling to find skilled workers. Newer processes can be easier for new welders to learn while helping welding veterans work faster. Improvements in processes also help welders achieve optimal results with their first pass. This reduces the amount of reworking and welding repair necessary to achieve high-quality results.
How You Benefit from New Welding Technologies
Expert work from experienced professionals will always come at a cost to the customer. However, when welders can improve their procedures, reduce waste, and save money, this means they can provide even more to their customers at a lower cost. It also means they can complete projects more quickly, which allows them to take on a higher volume of work.
The bottom line for you is that you can expect your welding projects to be completed at a faster pace than ever before. You’ll still enjoy the highest quality finished projects without having to break the bank to pay for them. In other words, everybody wins.
At Grounded Industrial, we use traditional welding practices when it matters. We also fully embrace a wide range of new technology that helps our skilled welders create projects that exceed customer expectations. We are dedicated to quality craftsmanship, customer respect, and impeccable service with every project.