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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson is Assoc. Chief Engineer at Yaskawa America Inc. – Motoman Robotics Division.

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Weld Inspection for Safety Critical Assemblies

Posted by Chris Anderson on Nov 2, 2017 10:44:27 AM

The stakes are high for manufacturers producing automotive parts. Automobile drivers and passengers rely on weld quality to hold up under the conditions for which it was designed. One uncaught mistake during the fabrication process could leave a business vulnerable or worse, especially when the part in question is “safety critical” to an assembly.

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Topics: Arc Welding, Manufacturing, Tips and Tools, Automotive, Quality


Keep on Truckin’ Lightly with Aluminum Welding

Posted by Chris Anderson on Jan 25, 2017 3:13:24 PM

Manufacturers of over-the-road vehicles (also referred to as OTR or long-haul trucks), and to a lesser degree car manufacturers, are improving fuel economy and reducing the weight of their vehicles with aluminum. Assembling frames, trailers and other components made of aluminum requires welding, and there are important differences between robotically welding steel components versus those made of aluminum.

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Topics: Arc Welding, Manufacturing, Tips and Tools, Automotive


Global Influences on Power Source Technology

Posted by Chris Anderson on Feb 20, 2014 8:24:46 AM

I’ve heard from several users that are curious about the global arc welding market. Globalization of manufacturing is here to stay, but does it affect robotic arc welding which is all about Amps, volts and travel speed?

There are regional differences between continents that affect the development of welding power source technology:

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Topics: Arc Welding


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