Optimizing Welding Operations with Process Simulation

Metalquest Solutions’ Mariah Sampson on welding with the digital twin.

As welding processes and the automation that drives them have become more complex, welded assemblies have also increased in complexity. The combination of multi-axis articulated robot arms and automated positioning tables offers excellent access to the joint, but cycle time reduction and process optimization has become a complex task for engineers to manage. The digital twin and advanced simulation lets engineers experiment and iterate off-line, at low cost, without interruption of production processes. Mariah Sampson, digital manufacturing engineer at Metalquest Solutions demonstrates the power of simulation in welding automation to Jim Anderton at Automate 2023  

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James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for ENGINEERING.com. Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.