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Fundamentals and advances in the development of remote welding fabrication systemsOperational and man-machine issues for welding underwater, in outer space, and at other remote sites are investigated, and recent process developments are described. Probable remote welding missions are classified, and the essential characteristics of fundamental remote welding tasks are analyzed. Various possible operational modes for remote welding fabrication are identified, and appropriate roles for humans and machines are suggested. Human operator performance in remote welding fabrication tasks is discussed, and recent advances in the development of remote welding systems are described, including packaged welding systems, stud welding systems, remotely operated welding systems, and vision-aided remote robotic welding and autonomous welding systems.
Document ID
19870027038
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Agapakis, J. E. (Automatix, Inc. R&D Group, Billerica; MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States)
Masubuchi, K. (MIT Cambridge, MA, United States)
Von Alt, C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Welding Journal
Volume: 65
ISSN: 0043-2296
Subject Category
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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