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Zane Michael

Director, Thermal Business Development at Yaskawa America, Inc. - Motoman Robotics Division

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Posted: 23/01/2018 16:00:00 by Zane Michael
Topics: Arc Welding, ROI, Tips and Tools

Historically, the prevailing thought has been that robotic welding systems can’t handle the diversity of tasks required for difficult weldments, but technology has changed. From improved welding process capabilities to enhanced laser sensing and technologies, advanced robotic welding solutions are making it easier for manufacturers to tackle the most difficult, dangerous and dirty tasks. Read More

Posted: 31/08/2017 18:42:53 by Zane Michael
Topics: Arc Welding, Automotive, manufacturing

As manufacturers transition to aluminum parts to meet customer demand, many of the old welding tricks that work with steel go straight out the window. Being successful with aluminum means using new techniques that maintain quality and control material costs. Read More

Posted: 25/04/2016 17:55:44 by Zane Michael
Topics: manufacturing, Tips and Tools

Two hundred forty minutes could save you $240,000 or more on your manufacturing process, but unlike those GEICO® commercials, not everybody knows that. Some of the companies that are in the know, however, say it’s because they agreed to a plant audit. A plant audit is a when a perceptive supplier visits your factory to meet with your production team, listen to your production supervisors and study how you are manufacturing piece parts. The process takes about four hours or roughly half a day, but the payoff can be more than worth it. Read More
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