With the arrival of a new generation of home welding machines expected to be rolled out in the Sydney CBD in September, the industry is set to be set for a major boost in investment.
Key points:The $2.3 million home welding system is expected to arrive by the end of August and will be the industry’s first new machine in AustraliaSince 2013, more than 5,500 homes have been welded with a $10,000 machineThe new system will be used in most homes across the cityWith a new $2 million home welding machine expected to roll out in Sydney by the time of Christmas, there will be a flood of homes set to become welders.
“We are seeing an uptick in the amount of welders coming into the industry,” John Beyer, the owner of the Beyer’s Welding in Sydney, told News24.
“It’s the right time to have the new machine.”
It’s a boomtime for the industry.
Since 2013 the number of welds has grown by 40 per cent in NSW, up from just 1.5 per cent to 1.8 per cent, according to the latest NSW data.
“There’s a lot of money in the state for people to spend and we’re expecting a big surge in the number coming into town for welding,” Mr Beyer said.
“In the next couple of years we will see a lot more welders come in to town, and then we will probably see a boom.”
The first welders to enter the industry will be from the NSW Southern Cross and South Coast region, as well as from the north of the state.
Mr Beyer believes it’s a great time to come in and start a new career.
“The first person I met in this industry was a builder and they told me it was a fantastic time to be in the industry and they’re very excited about it,” he said.”[The welders] want to learn from each other, and there are a lot people with a good knowledge base, and I think that’s a good thing.”
Mr Beyers welding machine has been designed to take on a range of welding tasks, including a variety of tools.
“I’ve welded things like toilets, washing machines, electricians, and we’ve welders have come in from all over the world, from China, from Germany, and even from America,” he added.
“They are very, very happy to be here, and very happy with their experience, so they’re going to come back.”
Mr Donohoe, the CEO of the NSW State Building and Construction Commission, is expecting the number to grow over the next two years.
“These are not jobs you can just take for granted,” he told News23.
“This is not a casual job.
It’s very challenging and it’s very time-consuming.”
The welds that will be welded will be produced in factories in China, Europe, and the United States.
“You need to be very experienced to do this, so it’s really important to have a good welding qualification and that’s why you need to have experience welders, as you can’t just come in, just learn the job and then go off and get a job,” Mr Donohue said.
In the first year, the welders will be taught welding techniques, with lessons being delivered to the welds themselves in China.
“That will be followed by the training of the welder to get the skill,” Mr Gough said.
The welder will then be trained on the new weld machine, which will have a range the tools that can be used, including saws, rotary drills, hand drills, wire-free tools, and a range, including hand-held drills.
“So, you’ve got to have some welding experience, but you don’t necessarily need to do all the welding,” he explained.
“Most people will get it by watching somebody do it on YouTube.”
The welding process is similar to how welding is done on a normal car.
“When you put something on the body of the car, the friction between the metal and the body is what’s causing the metal to flex,” Mr Mather said.
While the process is not as time-intensive as welding on a welding machine, it still requires the use of a lot less equipment.
“Basically, you’re putting your hands in the body, you put your hand in the wheel, you use the wheel to rotate the body,” he says.
“And the welded part of the body will be holding the body together.”
Then you’re turning the wheel and you’re rotating the body.
“If you’re doing a regular weld, you’ll have a lot to do to actually turn the wheel.”
But when you’re welding, the body moves.
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