ABSTRACT Recently automated and / or robotic welding systems have received a great deal of attention
because they are highly suitable not only to enhance production rate and quality, but also to
decrease cost and time to manufacture for a given product. To get the desired quality welds it is
essential to have complete control over the relevant process parameters in order to obtain the
required bead geometry. Mathematical models need to be developed to have such control and to
make effective use of automated and / or robotic arc welding process.
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