Additive TiG Welding

Introduction of the Training:

The module uses a KUKA robot to perform metal additive manufacturing of thin wall structures using TIG welding. It uses the simulation program Visual Components as a programming interface and allows for advanced programming functions/commands to be executed on the KUKA robot and rotary table.
These videos will showcase how you can use a standard industrial robot arm for 3D printing with robot welding. The videos will also show how you can use a simulation software to automatically generate programs for the physical robot.


The key learning from this module is:  

Showcase how you can 3D print with robotic welder  


The user will develop skills in:   

  • 3D printing with welding robot
  • Showcase how wire arc additive manufacturing works

Key Users/Stakeholder: 

– University/Research Institute/student, Manufacturing SMEs, Developers


The user should be familiar with:

  • Simulation software in this case Visual Components
  • Beneficial to have experience with the OPC UA server
  • Some experience with robot control with an external computer


Training Part 1 –> Integrator Version Tutorial