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Welding in the Automotive Industry

JR Automation offers advanced expertise in welding, including GMAW, resistance, laser, ultrasonic, and friction welding of various materials — plastic and multiple kinds of metals — for the automotive industry. We specialize in fastening, riveting, adhesive dispense, and other types of joining body-in-white and automotive components, and optimizing other processes within automotive manufacturing.
Welding has been a part of automotive manufacturing since the industry's inception. In the beginning, welding focused on joining metal parts together using heat. Today, welding in the automotive industry has become more complex as manufacturers want to invest in lighter materials and smaller electronic components. Welding is more than joining metal with MIG welders. Manufacturing a single car can include riveting, fastening, metal and plastic welding, and adhesives.

Welding automation involves using advanced cells, tooling, and robotics to join materials faster, safer, and more efficiently than human labor alone. As the automotive industry has become more advanced, precision is critical. Wasted materials and time add up to the increasing costs of automotive bodies and parts. So automotive manufacturers invest in advanced robots, welding cells, and tooling to complete welding and joining tasks. The types of welding in automotive assembly include joining multiple kinds of metals and plastic through the following processes:


  • Friction stir welding
  • Resistance spot welding
  • MIG welding
  • Body-in-white joining
  • Laser joining
  • Mechanical joining with fasteners
  • Adhesive bonding 


Laser Welding Applications Robotics

Using automation and other advanced technology for car welding processes yields a variety of benefits for manufacturers. JR Automation’s customers have driven down their costs by reducing waste and improving efficiency. Further, they have improved their ergonomics and safety by keeping their crews away from the hazardous conditions involved in moving and welding large metal parts. Other benefits of robotic welding car parts include:

  • Reduced cost
  • Improved efficiency
  • Improved quality, repeatability, and predictability
  • Improved overall equipment efficiency (OEE)
  • Faster cycle time and capacity
  • Easier and quicker production planning
  • Improved consistency and quality

JR Automation provides welding automation turnkey solutions and tooling equipment automotive manufacturers need to optimize their processes. We aren't only robotics integrators. We supply automation controls to solve your problem statement for your entire welding line. Our in-house degreed welding engineers use virtual simulations and offline programming and our in-house welding lab to design solutions, from laser welding solutions to simple automated GMAW welding cells.


JR Automation's automotive experience combines our automation, material handling, laser welding, GMAW, resistance welding, ultrasonic welding, cell design, and tool design to create a turnkey solution for you. We also offer full customer support in tooling and welding cells for an advanced welding solution.

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