September 1, 2009
By: Carl Heinrich
Automation has emerged as an alternative to manual welding, but these robotic and fixed automation technologies tend to work for specific applications, rather than general pipe fabricating. Automation coupled with the flexibility of a human operator during the welding process, however, represents a new alternative for those companies looking to squeeze more productivity out of the pipe fabricating process.
The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 CO2 laser-cutting system is simply innovative. It combines high performance with a compact and flexible design, ideal for fabrication job shops looking to expand into laser-cutting services.
The robots are coming - by Dan Davis
Robots replacing fabricators is not likely to happen in the next few years. However some predict that robots may replace almost 50 percent of all kinds of jobs in the future. That is likely to include some fabrication jobs.
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