As we enter a post-pandemic world, it’s more important than ever to keep up with welding trends and new technologies to remain competitive in an ever-growing market. A lot of companies have a need for manufacturing and are slowly catching up from supply-chain related issues post Covid-19. It is imperative for manufacturers to not only address a higher demand with the most up to date technology, but to also prepare for future needs. Plus, there is no “one-size-fits-all” system when it comes to growing your manufacturing business. nexAir has the KnowHow to advance your unique welding operation to be successful, and you can rest assured that you will be ahead of the curve in 2022 and beyond!
From the days of blacksmithing to World War One, welding has been a vital part of history and technology. Welding technology, in the past fifty years alone, has dramatically changed for the better in a multitude of ways. For example, new advanced processes greatly increase the number of materials that can be welded. Updates to equipment create a safer welding environment with a faster and more efficient output. There are less injuries and waste with automation and robotics. The variety of industry jobs has also expanded beyond traditional welding to include blueprint design, structure inspection and even information systems.
While welding is an important part of many industries in the United States, there is still a nationwide shortage of qualified welders. 100 years ago, you would never find a woman in the welding workforce. Presently, women make up 7% of welders. Despite this, the job-force is still lacking a suitable number of welders to meet the demands of the industry. Older welders are retiring, and not enough young people are entering the industry. To combat this, many manufacturing companies are utilizing more advanced welding technologies to reduce training time for new employees. This allows entry-level welders to perform high-quality welds quickly and with a higher useable output. One welding process that many new workers utilize is MIG welding. Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding is the most common and accessible welding process in the world.
Another way to combat the shortage of workers is to utilize automatic welding. Sometimes called robotic welding, this process works best for projects that need to be very precise and are very repetitive in nature. There is little room for human error with automatic welding and the weld is performed at a much faster rate. The initial cost of an automatic welding process can be daunting but is proven to be beneficial for manufacturers with a higher output, as labor costs and other costs can decrease.
At nexAir, we are dedicated to educating ourselves and keeping you up to speed in welding technology to Forge Forward into the future. We are more than a gas and product supplier – we have the knowledge, technology, and techniques to assist you with the latest and greatest in welding equipment. Give us a call today for more information on how your manufacturing process can be best prepared for the future!
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