By now it’s fairly common knowledge that there is a forecasted shortage of skilled labor over the next few years, particularly with qualified welders. In fact, the American Welding Society estimates that the U.S. will need more than 370,000 welding professionals by 2026.
The pain point of finding qualified welders has sparked much conversation within the metal fabrication industry and Capital Robotics (a subsidiary of Capital Machine), has teamed up with some of the finest resources in welding and robotics to address finding, hiring, and keeping highly-qualified welders. They’re bringing these resources together for a series of seminars starting in September.
Speaking on this topic is a well-recognized name in the welding industry, Scott A. Mazzulla. In addition to being the President and CEO of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology and an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, Mr. Mazzulla brings his knowledge of twenty-nine years of welding and twenty-three years of robot automation to Capital’s Welding Seminars.
OTC-Daihen will also be giving a presentation on “Welding Spatter Reduction”, a very common occurrence in welding. OTC’s mobile truck unit will be available for demos and a hands-on welding experience.
Rob Thompson with Camtek Software will also be on-site, showcasing the latest in fixture design software technology and readily available to address any questions you may have. Mr. Thompson currently develops the OPTICAM NUCLEO Fixture Design product; he is also the President of Roboris Americas LLC which provides Robotic and Machine Tool verification and simulation tools with its Eureka application.
The dates and locations for the seminars are as follows:
- September 19 & 20: Atlanta, GA
- October 3 & 4: Charlotte, NC
- January 9 & 10: Dallas, TX
- February 13 & 14: Tampa, FL
Seminars will run from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. with lunch to follow and live demos (there will be machines under power at most locations).
You can learn more about the events and sign up for one at capitalmachine.com/weldingseminars.