Today, resistance welding takes many forms across numerous applications in diverse market seg-ments. While each company must decide the most efficient welding technology for its various operations, the parameters that govern such decisions often change, sometimes rather quickly over short time intervals. This means decision makers must constantly monitor welding processes to ensure the right technology is applied to each application and done so in a cost effective manner.
A common problem related to these costs of weld quality is that they are often hidden, overlooked, or known but hard to resolve. In the worst case (and most common case) these costs of quality are simply accepted. Does that sound absurd? Yes, but it’s true. Market research revealed two items of significance; 1) most companies experience these costs and 2) these companies would take steps to prevent or reduce these costs if they could.