Most sheet metal fabricators seek ways to improve productivity and become more efficient to stay competitive. Automation has evolved significantly in the past few years, and a growing number of solutions can provide significant value to companies.
The American Welding Society estimates a 400,000-worker shortage by 2024. The urgent need for more welders and higher skill levels among welding personnel is widely known and accepted in the U.S. manufacturing industry.
There is significant competition in the market between different cutting technologies, whether they are intended for sheet metal, tubes or profiles. There are those that use methods of mechanical cutting by abrasion and others that prefer thermal methods.
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