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duponMITCH DUPON
Technical Account Manager
KUKA

Mitch Dupon is a Technical Account Manager for KUKA. He is a Welding Engineer who started his career in Canada and now resides in the USA. Mr. Dupon has 20 years’ experience implementing robotic welding technologies across Canada, the United States and Mexico. This includes installations in the oil and gas, automotive and general industries.

Prior to KUKA, Mr. Dupon worked at Panasonic Factory Automation in their welding and robotics division for nine years. At Panasonic, he provided service and project management support for the implementation of arc welding robots across Canada and Mexico. Mr. Dupon brings deep knowledge in the specification, design and programming of arc welding applications. In his current role, Mr. Dupon brings this knowledge to the development of various KUKA partners.

 


ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP
New Technology for Robotic Welding

Welding of one sort or another has been the No. 1 application for industrial robots almost since the technology was invented. According to the International Federation of Robotics, 50 percent of all the world’s robots are used for welding. Specifically, 33 percent are employed for spot welding, 16 percent are doing arc welding, and 1 percent are performing some other type of welding operation.

With six-axis robots, assemblers can weld parts better, faster, more consistently and more safely. And, the capabilities of welding robots have improved dramatically in recent years, even as they have become easier to use and less expensive to deploy. A technology that was once solely the province of automotive OEMs and other large manufacturers is now well within the reach of small- and medium-sized enterprises.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • What welding processes can be accomplished by a robot?
  • What are the advantages and limitations of robotic welding?
  • When should manufacturers invest in welding robots? How can they justify the investment?
  • How to specify a welding robot.
  • What auxiliary equipment is necessary?
  • Tips, tricks and advice for successfully implementing robotic welding.

 

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