Claudia Jarrett, US Country Manager | EU Automation Inc.
In recent years, there has been a global shortage of welders. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reports that almost 81 per cent of manufacturers can’t find enough skilled welders to meet their needs. Thankfully, automation can help fill the gap. Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains why cobots may be the solution to the world’s welding shortage.
A world without welders?
The American Welding Society has predicted a deficit of 400,000 welders by 2024. According to specialist welding technologists K-TIG, a US welder’s skills are in such high demand they can demand a salary of $100,000. Full Article
Robotics and Automation
Successful companies readily acknowledge one key factor contributing to their achievements – hardworking, committed and skilled employees who are the foundation of the companies.
However, manufacturers today face the primary challenge of filling open positions with skilled workers, which in turn affects overall productivity and growth. (Full Article)
While making the most of machine learning to become more self-sufficient, the industrial robots of tomorrow will also brush up on their interpersonal skills so they can work more closely with their human colleagues.
The global industrial robotics market share is booming, now accounting for more than 50 percent of the total robot market according to the International Federation of Robotics. It forecasts that in 2020 the global annual sales volume of industrial robots will increase to $23.18 billion, up from to $16.82 billion in 2017. (Full Article)