The Rise of Robotic Welding

Around 60% of spot, MIG and TIG welding is now carried out by robots. Using robotics gives consistent results and also benefits from less down-time as the robots can be be loaded with plenty of welding wire, supplied in large drums. The process of welding becomes completely automated with the robot both handling and welding the part, using high-tech computer processes to expertly guide the machine and perform a perfect operation.

Robotic welding is not only suitable for spot welding applications; it is also equally adaptable to fluxcored and stainless steel wires. As the production of robotics has increased along with the invention of new technologies, the cost of using a robotic welding system has gradually fallen, further spurring the market's growth. Robotic welding, though introduced in the 1960s, did not begin to gain popularity until twenty years later when spot-welding robots became commonplace in the automotive industry. As prices drop, other industries are beginning to embrace robotic welding technology as a solution for medium to high production needs.

The BS Stainless Ltd selection of stainless steel welding wire is manufactured to meet EN 14343, AWS A5.9 supplied within our  ISO 9001 specification. These standards ensure our welding wire is easy and safe to use and will give consistently professional results when correctly utilised. Standard wire basket spools hold 15kg of layer-wound wire and can also be supplied in bulk packs at our usual competitive prices.

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