6 Common Mistakes in Manufacturing Welding Operations - MillerWelds

Bring the Heat to Avoid Six Common Welding Errors

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Mistakes can have a big impact on the bottom line in manufacturing welding operations. While these common mistakes may seem minor, they can cause significant problems.
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Welding mistakes can have a big impact on the bottom line. While they seem minor individually, these common errors can reduce productivity, increase downtime and rework, and cost thousands of dollars a year in wasted consumables. Competition is increasing for manufacturers across the industry, making the focus on productivity, efficiency and throughput even more critical. Reducing the time spent on non-value-added activities—any time spent not welding—is one key to make your operation more attractive to potential clients.

Consider these six common mistakes that occur in welding operations, and the steps to prevent them, to help ensure optimal results.

This article is an exclusive feature published in Plant Engineering, May 2017. To read the full article, please click here.