© 2006

Welding Robots

Technology, System Issues and Applications

  • Only current title on robot welding - a title from 1987 lacks current applications and has fallen out of print


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 27-71
  3. Pages 177-178
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 179-180

About this book


From car manufacturing to the production of niche products, welding is now one of the most widespread and successful applications of industrial robotics.

Welding Robotics: Technology, System Issues and Application is a detailed overview of robotic welding at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The last few years-worth of evolution in robotic welding are described, illustrating their rapid innovations and featuring:

Welding Technology;

Sensors and Sensing Techniques;

Industrial robotic welding systems; and

Actual industrial application of modern-day robotic welding techniques.

Containing worked examples and problems throughout the book, Welding Robotics: Technology, System Issues and Application will be an ideal guide for students of robotics and manufacturing engineering who wish to gain a full understanding of the latest robot welding technologies as well a useful reference for active researchers and those working in industry. The book signposts future developments and aims to give readers the information that they need to contribute to the next wave of development of a growing and important area of manufacturing technology. 

Selected for indexing by Scopus.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department, Robotics LaboratoryUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLund Institute of TechnologySweden

About the authors

Professors Pires and Loureiro are researchers in the University of Coimbra’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Prof. Pires is part of the Robotics Lab while Prof. Loureiro is part of the Welding Technology Lab. They have collaborated with Prof. Gunnar Bolmsjö of the Robotics Division in the University of Lund (and currently on attachment in Coimbra).

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