Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding is a comprehensive and systematic program aimed at helping you compete with increased productivity, improved quality and sustainable cost reductions.

Become more competitive with sustainable cost reductions

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Are you competing at your very best?

How do you know where you stand compared to your peers and if you’re competing at the level you could be? As a business owner or manager responsible for delivering quality to your customers while managing your bottom line, you have to consider all of the variables. Is your process as efficient as it could be? Are you producing the quality that your customers expect? Is there an opportunity to produce more and spend less on welding costs? Answering these questions with certainty will help you ensure your operation continues to succeed by assuring your customers receive a quality product while controlling your production costs.

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Develop a continuous improvement plan that generates savings

Our team of Advanced Fabrication experts is focused on helping you compete in the marketplace. With that mind, we’ve studied more than 2,500 welding operations and developed Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding (UHCW) — a comprehensive, systematic program for monitoring and continuous improvement designed to ensure you stay competitive. From start to finish, we’ll work with you to develop and implement a plan for quality assurance that generates sustainable savings for your business. In addition, we help you remain focused on your goals with a digital monitoring tool that allows you to track your progress over time.


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Eric Klein, an Airgas Expert

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As a metal fabricator, you are likely struggling to find experienced welders and might be contemplating investment in automation.

Eric Klein, PE, Vice President, Business Development — Industrial Markets

“As a metal fabricator, you are likely struggling to find experienced welders and might be contemplating investment in automation. Before you do, consider enrolling in the Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding program to determine if you can increase productivity without capital investment.”

Reduce waste and increase productivity 20–40% with little or no capital investment
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