Japan leads world in robots

The country has 295 robots for every 10,000 manufacturing workers, ten times as many as the world average. Singapore and South Korea come in second and third. The United States rates ninth with 86 robots per 10,000 workers.

If you’re a small-time manufacturer or even a contractor with a lot of repetitive metal fabrications to produce, check out this page from Lincoln Electric.  I visited their factory this summer and was surprised at how affordable and do-able robotic welding is becoming.