Robotic welding is commonly used in the industrial sector for repetitive tasks that are often with high-volume numbers.
While there are a wide number of uses that robot welding uses, there are some processes that are more commonly used than others.
6 methods of welding
These processes are:
- Spot welding. This goal of this type of welding to bring thin metals, often sheet metals, together. Commonly used in the automotive field, it’s speciality is to work with thin metals that reject electrical currents.
- Laser welding. With laser welding, a robotic cutting head uses a fiber optic cable to weld metals together through a laser light. A speciality of laser welding is that it can reach places that are hard to access and have high precision.
- Resistance welding. This is one of the most common type of welding and you may have seen a type of resistance welding being done by hand at some point. With this type of welding, a current is entered between two metal objects which then melts each side of the metal piece in use. This allows for the two pieces to be joined together where the pool has been made.
- Arc welding. With arc welding, a high factor heat is produced which melts two separate metals. Made of both an electrode and a metal, this heat is made by an electric arc and is commonly used for products that are needed in high numbers but where accuracy also matters.
- MIG welding. Also called Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), MIG welding is achieved through a wire that is being fed into the heated end of the welding device.
- TIG welding. This type of welding is more high-tech than the above, where a metal part and a non-consumable tungsten electrode create an arc to complete the welding process.