Welding manipulators are incredibly useful tools for increasing the output of a given welding operation. Welding manipulators allow for mechanized welding torch movement over a large envelope of space. Welding manipulators take away much of the dependency on operator skill because the torch manipulation in done mechanically. Welding manipulators can be used by themselves or in conjunction with workpiece positioners when complex or round components require it. Many different welding processes can be integrated with welding manipulators; these processes include, but are not limited to, submerged arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.