There is a severe lack of welders in the U.S. that gets worse every day. The American Welding Society estimates the average age of a welder to be 57 years old. There just aren’t enough new welders coming into the industry that can fill their shoes when the time comes. This is predicted to lead to a shortage of 400,000 welders by 2024.
This shortage is forcing manufacturers to increase productivity through automation. While this sounds great, most forms of welding automation are expensive, complicated, and risky. Traditional robotic welding solutions are a big gamble. They’re expensive, bulky, require extensive set-up time, and are a pain to get delivered.
While huge corporations can bear the costs of traditional welding solutions, the smaller shops that make up 75% of America’s 250,000+ manufacturers have been left behind. That’s why we’re proud to offer the most convenient tool for welding automation available today—cobots!