Future bright as new year in welding begins


The future of welding is closely linked to the manufacturing industry, which is currently showing no signs of real growth.

There are a wide variety of reasons why manufacturing is suffering and it is slightly surprising just how stable the welding and gas industries have been and how there is continuous development of new applications and techniques, such as gas metal arc welding and flux cored welding, that are gaining popularity and becoming the most commonly used welding processes today.

There are increasing moves towards de-skilling, manipulation and automating the welding process, as well as greater control of the welding arc. There are many issues in the macro-environment to deal with, but welding remains a challenging and exciting industry to be in and offers a wide scope of national and international career opportunities.

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