Robot welding help for absolute beginner

  • Hi everyone.

    I got involved in an old project in my company that has been sitting and collecting dust for a year. MIG welding with OTC Daihen robot. Me and few of my colleagues got a very quick 2 day training where we were shown how to jog the robot, make a basic program, call it, make a weld, do a weave, and comunicate with the second manipulator robot.

    I have some experience with Fanuc and the programing part is not a problem for me. But I have absolutely no experience with welding. There's a lot of welders in the company but I don't know how to ask them questions and get useful answers. They can't tell me anything about the speed since they can't measure it, and their default answer is more/less amps (showing the same weld to different people got me opposite answers)

    One od the teammates is a welder, but he's doing it for only 3 months, and only TIG, and he doesn't give any useful input.

    So the actual question is, how to start with welding? What would be some default settings you'd go to when welding? How to position the gun? How to make sure I've kept the same angle relative to the weld? Does anyone have any good literature I could read from? Any good place to ask specific welding questions after I get to really "start"?

    We're welding stainless steel, 1.5 or 2mm sheets. For practice we got two pieces just laying on top of each other with some curve to follow.

    Thank you for reading.

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