Car headlights and other automotive lights in sheet metal and glass are a thing of the past. Today, it is plastics that dictate automotive design. A ready-to-use hybrid welding system has now opened new scope for the size and design of the lights. The concept behind the system incorporates the full welding technology in an industrial robot – including the quality assurance. In this way, the rapidity and flexibility of the six-axis robot can be exploited by the welding cell in its entirety.