What is Welbee? An Introduction to Automated Weld Quality Control

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on November 2, 2016

When welding operations are a vital part of your assembly line, being able to monitor and control the weld quality is important to your final product. But how do you keep track of what's happening across the line and ensure that welding operations remain within parameters during the process instead of catching mistakes after the fact? Whether your line is involved in manual or robotic welding, our Welbee power source can help. Here's a little more about our solution to your welding quality woes.

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Topics: Manual Welding

Creating a healthy environment in a welding facility

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on September 26, 2016

Working in a welding facility can be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. There's high voltage electricity, serious heat and vaporized metal particulates. How do you keep your workers safe? Here are a few tips to help create a healthy work environment in your production facility.

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Topics: Manual Welding

How to cut welding manufacturing costs with better weld quality

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on September 12, 2016

When you're in manufacturing, every extra expense adds to your overhead and cuts into your productivity. How do you lower your labor, material and equipment costs? At OTC Daihen, we know welding. Here's our look at how to reduce welding costs on your production line.

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Topics: Manual Welding

What part of the welding process most affects the bottom line?

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on August 29, 2016

When you're in business creating products, welding process profitability may seem like a vague concept. But welding operation costs can cause direct impacts on your profitability. Which area of welding causes the highest change in your bottom line? Learn which one has the strongest impact here.

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Topics: Manual Welding

Three Ways to Reduce Weld Porosity on Your Assembly Line

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on July 5, 2016

The blog was originally posted in 2016 and updated in 2023 with new information.

When you're under a deadline to complete production, the last thing you need are quality issues. Unfortunately, weld porosity is a common problem in welding applications. Fortunately, it's also relatively easy to fix. How do you reduce porosity in your production line? We've taken a look at the causes of weld porosity and found the easiest ways to reduce it.

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Topics: Manual Welding

Comparing Aluminum Welding With Push-Pull Gun and a Push Gun

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on June 6, 2016

When your operation is dealing with aluminum welding, it can seem as though there's a whole new world of issues to troubleshoot. Porosity, oxidation, weld cracking, wire burn-backs and many more issues tend to plague production lines around the world. One common concern is whether a push-pull gun or a push gun works best when welding aluminum. In this piece, we'll take a solid look at what the advantages and disadvantages are of each type of gun and how to best incorporate them into your production line.

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Topics: Manual Welding

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