Industrial pipe fabrication is a tedious process.

When I started to do research on these types of manufacturing processes, I stumbled upon a YouTube video of pipe fabrication in a developing country.  It may have been Cambodia where I have spent an extended period of time.  Nevertheless, in watching this video of pipe fabrication, what really sticks out to me is the slow process through which many of the workers have to go to make a single section of pipe.  They have to load up a giant and heavy piece of steel sheet metal that is then loaded into a machine that is able to bend it into the shape of a big pipe.  The workers are then able to weld the remaining open section of the pipe together to close it off.  It seems like a pretty simple process, but I think in reality it has to be really slow and tedious.  In the video, it took at least fifteen minutes for them to make a single section of pipe and when you consider that there were probably ten people helping out with this one project, you have to imagine that if a big order were to come in that it would take a lot of time for this factory to finish the order.  With this in mind, I think that there is a lot of opportunity from a developing country prospective to look at the improvement of the pipe fabrication process.  This would allow for these very big projects to be done a lot faster than they could have hoped for otherwise.  I also think that this is a great opportunity for people to realize that there is a lot of investment that needs to be done to ensure that these developing countries have the capacity for all of the work that needs to be done.  I really do hope that in the future these countries will be able to look back and see that for all of the projects that they did, they were able to support a native industrial construction company and not one of the many international firms out there.  I also think that for these companies that are looking to tap into one of the various pipe bending fabrication processes that they also look at some of the associated business models and see that there is opportunity for growth when you factor in all of the various tools and processes that are involved in pipe bending.  I really hope that this is something that will take off soon and leave the countries like Cambodia leaving the way in development and growth.  I am positive that if they are able to get adequate coverage from the ground floor of their construction needs up through their ability to contract out to their neighboring countries that they will be doing quite all right.  The one big question that remains in my head is whether they will be able to do this for the next twenty years and into the future.  Once they accomplish that they should be set for the slow march through development.

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