With technical careers in robotics undergoing rapid advancement and growth, it is vital that welding educators implement robotics and automation in a dynamic curriculum. As part of their commitment to workforce development and closing the skills gap, Lincoln Electric has published the first edition of Robotic Welding Project-Based Lessons for use with the Lincoln Electric robotic welding training systems, such as the Robotic Welding Education Cell 2.0.
These new lessons provide an interactive approach to learning by emulating the real-world use of robotics in production welding. The material enhances students’ overall learning experience through exercises designed to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills. This book can be worked seamlessly into existing welding robotics training programs as supplemental material.
This versatile teaching tool is suitable for varying educational needs. Project-based lessons allow the instructor to use lesson plans that are developed with today’s systems in mind. For students, the coursework empowers them to follow the project, develop complex learning skills, work collaboratively and learn hands-on with a real welding robot.
Suitable for a wide variety of student audiences, ranging from high school students to advanced welding students and robotic programming classes and more, the learning program aims to improve training in welding robotics and programming, and shorten the learning curve for students when they hit their first job site.
The book’s 13 lessons present students with a manufacturing process and task them to improve it. These lessons identify objectives, outline material used, provide step-by-step instructions and also offer discussion questions aimed to challenge students throughout the learning experience.
The Robotic Project-Based Lessons (Part Number K3976-1) can be ordered from Lincoln Electric Automation.