Though robotic welding systems and manual welders can perform some of the same functions, there are scenarios in which one will fit your project better than the other. For metal fabrication processes that are straightforward, welding robots can speed up the process and uphold high weld integrity during every project. Robot welding is also perfect for high-quality spot welding in settings with fast production.
For complex welding projects with many steps, human welders cannot be replaced. If a project requires decision-making, problem-solving, and adaptability, an automated process won’t work—skilled welders must use their critical-thinking skills and years of experience to complete the project successfully. Robot welders are only the right option if they are needed to perform a single task repeatedly, and in many cases, humans can perform this task just as well. Sometimes, the high cost of automated welding systems outweighs the benefits they provide.