Experts agree that big data has the potential to change society, politics, and the economy in a way similar to how electricity or the internet did in the past. Data is the resource of the future, and for good reason. Internet giants like Google, Facebook, and YouTube show how valuable this resource can be. Data collection and processing allow for the creation of entirely new business models. But for this to happen, it’s important to deal with new digital technologies with the right tools and the right amount of openness.

Using data to optimize production processes.

In industrial manufacturing, collecting and analysing data is becoming more and more important, and welding technology is no different. A networked and automated production environment gives the user a deep understanding of the work they do every day and the problems they face. Modern welding systems collect information about current, voltage, wire feed, welding speed, and a lot more. This helps to find errors early and stop them from happening. It also helps to improve processes. Just like online retailers use data to study how their customers behave and adjust their business strategies accordingly, manufacturing companies can use data analysis to improve the performance of their machines, systems, and entire production lines, making them more efficient.

Using Big Data to make sure of quality.

There are many companies that build steel and pipelines and make construction equipment and commercial vehicles. When they make something, they have to make sure it meets high quality standards. There are rules and standards that welds have to follow. It is therefore very important to make sure that this will always be the case. Collecting and processing welding data helps make each step of the work more clear and easier to track. What part was made by which welding system? What kind of welding was used for that? How fast was the speed of the welding? The ability to gather and analyze data is very beneficial for businesses that require to document their activities.

Internet giants are no longer the only ones who see user data as a valuable resource. Now, medium-sized companies like welding technology manufacturers are starting to see it in the same way. Those who have found their niche online and understand the user’s point of view have a clear advantage over their competitors and will have a stronger relationship with their customers in the long run. The users also benefit from better, more efficient ways to weld, which can save them time and money in the long run.