The SnapWeld Collaborative Robot Welding package a UR cobot-assisted, interactive welding system that can be deployed easily and flexibly in existing welding booths.

Automated Pipe Welding Emerges from “Perfect Storm” of Technology Advances

Automated pipe welding has been little more than a pipe dream for decades. But advances in several critical technologies, including sensors, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and collaborative robotics, have converged to create a perfect storm of opportunity—and it’s happening just in time. The shortage of pipe welders in the U.S. has…

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Mitch Dupon is an application development engineer at Universal Robots, with a degree in graduated welding engineering from Conestoga College in Canada. His automation experience spans roles at Panasonic Factory Automation, KUKA Robotics, and Universal Robots. During that time, he has traveled the world installing and implementing welding automation.

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