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on Welding Productivity

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Productivity is the measure of all fabrication efforts.

By constantly looking into how the assets are used, caring to eliminate waste and maximize profit, one can manage effectively the shop and keep it on solid economic foundations.

It is especially significant when production runs are large and repetitive.

This Bulletin_101 intends to supply a useful Reference List to add further information on top of what presented in our other pages listed further down.

It could be kept handy for reference when required, to get Resources that may be needed in certain cases.


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October 2014 - Resources on Welding Productivity - Bulletin_101


PWL#134B - Bulletin_101: Resources on Welding Productivity, Automatic and Robotic Welding, Increasing Weld Deposition Rate, Productivity Improvements, Welding Economics, Welding Cost Estimate, Managing Welding, Total Welding Management, Welding Profitability, Wire, Gun and Consumables Selection to improve Robotic Welding Performance and much more...

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Resources on Welding Productivity

Welding Productivity is a subject that was dealt with many times in our periodic publication, Practical Welding Letter.
A few references are reported hereafter.
Links can be found in the Index of Past Issues of PWL.

PWL#017 - Robotic Welding (2)
PWL#029 - Weld Deposition Rate (2)
PWL#052 - Tandem GMA Welding and Surfacing (11)
PWL#080 -Five Goals for Improving Productivity (2)
PWL#110 - Early Inspection for Higher Productivity (2)
PWL#112 - Productivity Improvements in GTAW (7)
PWL#120 - The Importance of Optimizing Material Specifications and Welding Protocols (2)
PWL#125 - Tips for Job Shops, goals of Improving productivity (3)
PWL#133 - Business Software Benefits (2)

PWL#060B - Resources on Welding Robots
PWL#080B - Improving Productivity with Robotic Welding

Various Welding Advisers Website Pages deal with Productivity.
Some of them are listed hereafter:

Welding Economics

Starting a Welding Shop

Welding Cost Estimate

Welding Management

Managing Welding

Welding Positioner

Monitoring Structures

Production Failures

Outsource Welding

Welding Planning

Welding Problems.

The following downloadable Report shows a gloomy image of the American Welding Industry at the time of the research.

"Most firms do not evaluate the role and contribution of welding in the complete manufacturing process".

It means that big gains can be realized by applying the principles for improving productivity.

It depends only on the will to work effectively for removing the hindrances.

The remarkable improvements obtainable in the bottom line should provide the drive for action.

Welding-Related Expenditures, Investments, and Productivity Measurement in U.S. Manufacturing, Construction, and Mining Industries
May 2002 (110 pages)
http://aws.org/research/HIM.pdf

Certified welding supervisor manual
for quality and productivity improvement

(434 pages)(Preview - 8 pages)
pubs.aws.org/Download_PDFS/CMWS-2005PV.pdf

TWM:2005 Total Welding Management
[Note: Total Welding Management is a formal system approach,
developed by Jack R. Barckhoff, P.E.,
and adopted by the American Welding Society
as an essential productivity tool.]
http://pubs.aws.org/p/374/twm2005-total-welding-management

Check list: better welds, higher productivity
www.barckhoffweldingmanagement.com/articles/Checklist.pdf

Step Up Welding Productivity... Through Management Control
http://barckhoffweldingmanagement.com/articles/Step_Up_Welding_
Productivity.pdf

Barckhoff Welding Management
http://www.weldingmanagement.com/IntroInfo.php3

Principles of welding productivity (2002)
http://www.thefabricator.com/article/shopmanagement/principles-of-welding-productivity

Is Your Welding Lean? (2002)
http://www.thefabricator.com/article/shopmanagement/is-your-welding-leanr

KNOWLEDGE: The key to welding productivity? (2003)
http://www.thefabricator.com/article/shopmanagement/knowledge-the-key-to-welding-productivityr

Improving productivity with submerged arc welding (2010) http://www.thefabricator.com/article/arcwelding/improving-productivity-with-submerged-arc-welding

Improve your Welding Profitability and Productivity (8 pages)
www.millerwelds.com/results/KBI_Manufacturing.pdf

Welding aluminum: improve your productivity with pulsed mig
http://www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com/2010/07/welding-aluminum-improve-your-productivity-with-pulsed-mig/

Eight ways to improve welding productivity-using-a-weld-view-camera
http://www.cimindustry.com/article/welding/8-ways-to-improve-productivity-with-a-weld-view-camera

12 tips for improving welding safety
http://www.plantservices.com/articles/2008/178/

From 5g to 6g: Improving Productivity on out-of-position Pipe Welding
http://www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com/2011/09/from-5g-to-6g-improving-productivity-on-out-of-position-pipe-welding/

Part Two: Can Metal-Cored Wire Improve Your Productivity
http://www.hobartbrothers.com/news/44/523/Part-Two-Can-Metal-Cored-Wire-Improve-Your-Productivity.html

Welding Improves Productivity, Quality
www.onlinetes.com/tes-0311-welding-electricity-generation-nuclear-alternatives.aspx#.VDZFjsscTcs

Tips for Improving Robotic Welding Performance Through Wire, Gun and Consumables Selection
http://www.tregaskiss.com/tips-for-improving-robotic-welding-performance-p152417#.VDZGPMscTcs

Increasing productivity of laser welding machines
http://www.industrial-lasers.com/articles/2012/02/increasing-productivity-of-laser-welding-machines.html

Tips for Improving Gas-Tungsten-Arc-Welding Productivity
http://www.metalformingmagazine.com/magazine/article.asp?aid=4611

Welding Economy and Productivity (Presentation - 29 slides)
https://www.scribd.com/doc/27066467/Welding-Economy-and-Productivity

Three Ways Welding Guns and Consumables Can Improve Productivity
http://www.bernardwelds.com/three-ways-welding-guns--p152014#.VDZ8jMscTcs

How welding automation improves welding productivity
http://www.melttools.com/blog/how-automation-improves-welding-productivity/

Recent Developments in High Productivity Pipeline Welding
www.scielo.br/pdf/jbsmse/v26n1/a15v26n1.pdf

From Productivity to Peripherals
http://www.cimindustry.com/article/welding/from-productivity-to-peripherals-

Investigation of the A-TIG mechanism and the productivity benefits in TIG welding
http://www.twi-global.com/technical-knowledge/published-papers/investigation-of-the-a-tig-mechanism-and-the-productivity-benefits-in-tig-welding-may-2009/

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