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Transforming Tele-Welding from a Cool Idea to an Even Cooler Reality

June 24, 2021

By Henry Cialone
President & CEO, EWI

I’ve been at EWI for more than 15 years, and I’m still like a kid in a candy store any time we play a role in turning an abstract concept into an actuality — a functional technology that adds a new tool to our collective manufacturing arsenal. It never fails to give me a thrill.

Most recently, though it’s been a couple years in the making, tele-welding has given me that thrill. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may recall a blog I wrote almost two years ago that spoke to the promise of tele-welding. EWI had just been awarded a project by the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to lead a joint research team in developing a mechanized welding system completely controlled by a remote worker. So, we had the concept.

Getting to the actuality has been the fun part…

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