- Publisher: FF Journal
- Published: January 10, 2014
“Reducing the need for welding rework is a goal of most manufacturers. Rework is often more necessary in automated and robotic welding, though it can be an issue in any sort of welding. If a welded piece can’t pass inspection, it has to be reworked or possibly scrapped. Rework means a skilled manual welder has to grind out the bad weld, make sure the part is still usable, clean and prep the part, and reweld the joint properly. This is time consuming and costly.”
This article was published in the October print issue of The FF Journal. Our goal was to showcase how the latest in welding technology could reduce, or even eliminate, post weld clean-up and rework. After abundant research, I worked with both Shaun Relyea and Matt Chynoweth (the listed author) to ensure that the information was presented appropriately. Research alone wouldn’t have produced this article, so again I thank my experts in the field for their invaluable help.