POSTED: 30 Jun, 2022
In early 2022, the Australian Cobotics Centre conducted a survey of Weld Australia members about their workforce and technology challenges. This feedback is crucial for us to understand how we can support the welding industry as it is a key driver and enabler of advanced manufacturing.
Tasks that Weld Australia members identified as potentially suitable for cobots included grinding, overhead welding, repetitive welding, and manual handling. The key challenge relating to the workforce was seen as labour shortages and skills shortages. A wide range of critical job roles were identified, with welding highlighted as the most critical. Other critical roles included managers, project managers, supervisors, trainers, and staff with knowledge of welding standards and health and safety standards.
For more information, see the June 2022 issue of Australian Welding: Australian Welding – June 2022 – Cobotics Centre V2
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