Collaborative Welding Robots for Pipe Fabrication with Novarc Technologies

February 3, 2021
The Robot Industry Podcast
The Robot Industry Podcast
Collaborative Welding Robots for Pipe Fabrication with Novarc Technologies

For this edition of #Therobotindustrypodcast, I interview Soroush Karimzadeh, Co-founder of Novarc Technologies. Novarc develops custom robots for niche applications, including the world’s first collaborative welding robot for complex and difficult welds. In the podcast, we talk about Novarc's Spool Welding Collaborative Robot, SWR.

Compared to manual welding, Novarc’s collaborative robot can help welders produce three times more welds and lower costs by up to 75% while also improving welding consistency and quality.

One of the big motivators and challenges is the looming shortage of welders. Big numbers are getting thrown around here, such as a shortage of 400,000 welders by 2025 in the USA.

In the podcast we talk about:

Process pipe welding with automation

Shop floor traceability

Data, algorithms and the cloud

Using vision and lasers

Changing weld parameters in real time

The Return on Investment of robots in automated welding

Start-up accelerators Foresight in BC and MaRS Discover District in Ontario and Lincoln Electric partnerships.

If you would like to find out more about Novarc Technologies you can find them at and Soroush Karimzadeh is active on LinkedIn at

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Enjoy the podcast.


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