Impact of Gaps on Resource Efficiency in Heavy Welding Industry.
Paper in proceedings, 2014

This paper describes a study investigating the current situation concerning plate gaps in welding operations at a company producing welded products. A varying gap between the plates has been identified as a root cause for quality issues and unnecessary costly welds, hence affecting resource efficiency. The result showed signs of vast variations of gaps, both concerning the size of gaps and presence of an extra weld. The investigation indicates a large potential, possible to achieve without heavy investments.

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Anna Öberg

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Sofia Wikstrand

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Victor Mattsson

Paper presented at the 6th Swedish Production Symposium, 16–18 September 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


Materials Science

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