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Quality assurance in high-tech vehicle manufacturing: documenting welding data with WeldCube Premium

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What does one of the most capable all-terrain vehicles in the world, yet at the same time one of the most practical for everyday use, have to do with documenting welding data? The huge ground clearance and built-in deep wading capabilities of the Mercedes G drop a clear hint: The vehicle is designed to cope with the most extreme off-road conditions – pulling force and a long service life have to be guaranteed when the G is subjected to violent…

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Welding of railway vehicles – a customer story

In the distance it sounds like a storm brewing, however as it draws nearer, the initial murmuring noise grows into a menacing rumble – finally, the freight train thunders past the platform. The force of railway vehicles can be overwhelming, but so can their diversity… What is a railway vehicle? The term covers all vehicles, trains, and trams that run on one or more rails. These include railroad vehicles such as locomotives, railcars, rail tractors, and passenger or freight wagons,…

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Welding and Its Various Challenges in Shipbuilding – A Customer Story

Welding in shipbuilding – a Herculean task. The Gulet shipyard in Croatia primarily builds cruise ships in the form of large yachts, so is well placed to report extensively on the extreme welding challenges faced in the industry: limited space requires great skill and reliable selection of the suitable welding position. Welding while lying down or kneeling are par for the course here. The rugged, rocky Adriatic coast of Croatia spans 6000 kilometers. Set against the backdrop of turquoise waters…

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What does a robot integrator do? A guest article.

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Sébastien Devant is the co-owner of the robot integrator ACG in France as well as the head of its automation and robot division. In this guest article, he explains what robot integration is all about. Why do you need a robot integrator? If, for example, an auto manufacturer or supplier needs a new production system for car doors, there is a lot to consider; the body parts must be processed in the correct sequence using the correct method for each…

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Making Better Decisions with Industry 4.0— Expert Interview

Prof. Christian Brecher

Digitization is making advances within both industrial production and welding technology. Nevertheless, it is often difficult to discern the practical benefits among the muddle of terms such as Industry 4.0, Big Data and the Internet of Things. In this interview, Professor Christian Brecher, Chair of Machine Tools at RWTH Aachen University and spokesman for the Cluster of Excellence for production technology, provides insight into the topic:   What do you understand by Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 refers to the digitization…

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Digitization: Key to the future of our society. Interview with Michael Mondria.

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As Senior Director of Ars Electronica Solutions, Michael Mondria always likes to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of digitization. Working with digital display solutions for exhibitions and trade fairs is what he does every day of the week. In an interview with the Perfect Welding editorial team, he discussed the potential benefits and risks of digitization.    Mr. Mondria, from your point of view, what are the most important developments in digitization at the moment? Digitization is…

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History and Development of Welding: An Interview with Pioneer Borys Paton

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He is one of the greats in the history of welding. Thanks to Borys Paton, the Soviet Union was one of the leading nations in the field of arc welding in the second half of the twentieth century. Now the expert is giving us at the Perfect Welding blog his insights into the history of welding and the future challenges facing welding technology.   For Professor Borys Paton, the importance of welding to the development of humanity and our modern…

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