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So much work done on the shop floor is tribal. The person doing methods writes up a procedure that he feels is the  proper way of doing an operation and posts it to the shop floor but invariably, after about four or five structures, the shop floor develops it’s own way of doing things.

A new welder is hired for the job and they either must learn from the shop floor how to do the job or develop their own system.  

One welder puts in ten passes while another puts in twelve and the new hire tries it in two.

The instructions have long ago been thrown away.

And so the story goes. How can you control quality, consistency, production, shipping dates, and such a mess of variables without a set of work instructions?

ISO certs, customers, quality, performance, all require control, documentation and follow up.
IoT is the buzz acronym of the day but expensive to put on the shop floor and maintain. The alternative is a database that is maintained by continual updates.
The Hard Copies are printed out with the work orders. The direction most sweat Fab shops take is to "leave it to the operator to figure out how to do the job."

Download Work instructions xls template

If your company is looking into PULSED MIG then I recommend reading of this document. welding fundamentals.htm

Pulsed mig reduces micro particulate at lower wire speeds. Once the amount of energy needed for proper fusion at higher wire feed speeds requires the pulse width to close up the background floor, pulsing simply becomes an expensive alternative to conventional mig power supplies. Think about it. How many pulses can you fit into a second? Theoretically an infinite amount unless you are dealing with milliseconds. Soon you simply run out of time to build a square wave. Nuf said.

Process time for this instruction is put here.
Time study notes or synthetic data can be stored  with the process instruction. All of the synthetic data is stored and explained in the side columns

This area is used for weld information.