This seminar presented by Ed Craig, will be the most comprehensive presentation ever provided on the subject of resolving manufacturing, engineering and design automated MIG weld issues. This seminar which can be customized for the specific applications in your organization will provide mangers, designers, engineers and technicians with the opportunity to attain consistent robot weld productivity, minimum robot down time and optimum robot weld quality.

MANAGERS & ENGINEERS. Minimum robot down time. 0ptimum, consistent weld productivity, and zero to one percent daily weld rework are logical goals for any plant.

MIG robot weld process optimization starts with the engineers who purchase the robot and weld equipment. When selecting robot weld equipment its logical for the responsible engineers to be able to differentiate between useless electronic bells and whistles and practical robot / weld equipment?

Robot weld process optimization also requires that the robot equipment contract and vendor specifications provide weld process language that will ensure the process is established and proven before the equipment is installed on the shop floor.

Robot weld process optimization requires manufacturing leaders who will implement and maintain the fundamental weld process control steps taught in this seminar.

ENGINEERS / TECHNICIANS. Robot weld process optimization is rarely attained from individuals who have to "play around" with robot weld data. This seminar will enable your organization to minimize robot down time and attain "consistent", optimum robot weld quality. This seminar provides the robot weld data that is essential to eliminate common weld process issues such as, weld burn through, poor arc starts, weld spatter, wire burn backs, inconsistent welds and too frequent contact tip changes.

THE WELD TEAM. For resolving weld process issues the weld team is only as good as the individual with the most process expertise. The weld team can be much more effective and productive when the team members walk the same path and all understand the fundamental requirements of robot weld process controls.

DESIGNERS. Optimum robot weld quality and productivity starts with designer's who understand the relationship between the weld process they recommend and the parts they design.

Thin parts, parts with gaps, coated parts and parts with unusual shapes such as hydro-formed and extruded components, all can offer robots a unique weld process challenge. If designers understand the weld process challenge and the weld issues that can result, designers can compensate with their design.

DESIGNERS. Part design and manufacturing optimization requires that logical weld process rules be applied to the parts.

Ask ten designers what the minimum part thickness of a galvanealed. MIG welded part should be to avoid weld burn through and expect 10 very different answers.

Ask ten designers to describe the real world acceptable weld joint / gap dimension tolerances and you know the results.

Designers who attend this seminar will attain knowledge in which they can "design their parts to improve both weld ability and manufacturing ability.

Ed Craig is one of the worlds leading experts in controlled high speed, high deposition robot welding. Learn the unique requirements to get higher than normal robot weld speeds. Find out how to cut your robot programming time by 50% and how to simplify robot weld schedules. This is the seminar that can bring managers, engineers, designers, fixture manufacturers, QA personnel and technicians, together as a highly effective weld team in the quest for optimized robot weld quality and productivity at the lowest possible costs.

With 35 years of weld process control expertise, Ed Craig has optimized some of the worlds most complex robot applications in over 1000 companies in 10 different countries. A few of the companies who have requested robot and automated weld process optimization, include Harley Davidson. GM. Ford. Chrysler. Mercedes Germany. Honda. VW Mexico, John Deere. Caterpillar. Case. GE. Textron. Imperial Oil. Ramco. Hayes Lemmerz. Johnson Controls. TRW. ABB and Volvo. The two largest robot integrators in North America have utilized Ed's robot process control training resources. Ed has written the Weld Design Fabrication magazine weld QA column for the last 15 years. Ed wrote the welding section in the 25 edition "Machinery Hand Book". He also wrote the laser / plasma cutting section of the ASM, "Metals Handbook" volume 14, Ninth Edition. With close to forty articles published on weld / cutting process controls, Ed has also has written 4 books on the subject. Ed's unique training video and self teaching process control training resources provide a simple, unique effective approach to establishing global weld process controls with the MIG / TIG / Plasma and flux cored processes. For more info visit Ed at the worlds largest arc weld process control web site