A D V A N C E D W E L D I N G T E C H N O L O G Y
Until the end of the 19th century, the only welding process was
. Arc welding and
were among the first processes to developduring the 1800s, and
followed soon after.Welding technology advanced quickly during the early 20th century as WorldWar I and World War II drove the demand for reliable and inexpensive joiningmethods.Following the wars, several modern welding techniques were developed,including manual methods like
shielded metal arc welding
, now one of themost popular welding methods, as well as semi-automatic and automaticprocesses such as
gas metal arc welding
submerged arc welding
flux- cored arc welding .
Developments continued with the invention of
laser beam welding
electron beam welding
in the latter half of the century.
is becoming more commonplace in industrial settings today.