Beyond the Arc: Collaborative Spot & Laser Welding Panel

Unlock the Future of Welding: Join our expert panelists as they reveal how collaborative robots are revolutionizing laser and spot welding, addressing industry challenges and empowering fabricators with productivity, consistency, and scalability.

April 11, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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Have you been interested in collaborative welding, but your specific processes have not been possible? Are you struggling to get consistent quality and strength out of your manual welding processes? Struggling to find people and keep them trained? While collaborative welding has been around for approaching a decade, most applications have been with gas metal arc welding and MIG up to this point. However, recent developments in collaborative robots have expanded the possibilities in cobot welding and made more processes possible. Our expert panelists will shed light on the value cobots bring to laser welding and spot welding while providing insights into the unique advantages and applications of these methods.

With a dive into case studies, real fabricator stories and discussing these welding techniques, we will also address the challenges faced by metal fabricators in today’s competitive market. Issues such as labor shortages, increasing quality demands, and the need for flexibility and scalability will be addressed and solutions will be presented that can help overcome these challenges. By integrating cobots into the spot welding & laser welding processes, businesses can increase productivity, create consistent weld quality, and boost welder engagement, providing a future-proof solution for metal fabricators.

This webinar is a must-attend for anyone involved in the welding industry, from business owners and managers to engineers and technicians. It promises to be an informative session filled with valuable insights and practical advice. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the experts and discover how collaborative spot welding & laser welding automation can benefit your business.

Attendees of this presentation & panel discussion will:

  • Understand the challenges facing fabricators and how cobots are elevating productivity, fostering product consistency, and enhancing employee retention in the metal fabrication industry.
  • Explore how collaborative laser welding is proving consistency for high precision, minimal heat input and high-quality welds.
  • Learn how cobots are being deployed in spot welding applications to create efficient, repeatable, and high-consistency welds in the fabshop.


Will Healy III
Global Industry Leader - Welding
Universal Robots

Healy III is enthusiastic about manufacturing, technology and workforce development. A Will Purdue University mechanical engineer who loves to share his passion for automation, Will is a leader at Universal Robots and with the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) in Cincinnati. He speaks from personal experience about people-centric technology investments, managing culture change in organizations, bridging the manufacturing skills gap and creating value through automation. Will has more than 18 years of experience in a variety of industries including automotive, welding, and food & beverage. Will is published in various trade magazines and has presented internationally at a variety of industry conferences. Follow Will on YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn with the handle WillAutomate.

Bob Hamilton
Chief Mechanical Engineer
Pro Spot International

Bob Hamilton has been the Chief Mechanical Engineer for the past 10 years at Pro Spot International. During that time, he has been instrumental in developing innovative products for the Automotive Collision Repair Industry. Prior to coming to Pro Spot, Bob applied his engineering talents to design, produce, and deploy many Factory Automation custom and standard equipment solutions in microwelding, reflow soldering, and other hybrid assembly systems. Most recently, Bob's attention has returned to Automation and Industrial Product design and implementation. Bob's unique experience in joining solutions, robotics and automation, and creative "out of the box" thinking allowed him to lead the team to bring the World's First Cobot Spot Welder to market.

Brian Miller
General Manager
Cobot Systems

Brian Miller is the General Manager of Cobot Systems, a Certified Systems Integrator for Universal Robots.  In this role, he is intimately involved with each project, including sales, quoting, system design, integration, programming and installation.  Brian played a key role in the development of the Cobot Systems Laser Weld System.  Prior to Cobot Systems, Brian held positions in a manufacturing environment as director of domestic and international sales, including direct sales and sales channel development, engineering manager responsible for all product development, and various other positions. Brian has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and various other degrees and certifications.

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