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Growing number of women looking at welding as a career
Aiken Standard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dorothy Williams' well-manicured fingernails complete with a fresh coat of shimmery red polish are hidden under heavy-duty gloves while carefully wielding her welding tools. Williams, of North Augusta, Ga., is one of a growing number of women looking at welding as a potential career across the country. "It's fun, and it's challenging," Williams said. "You're doing something that makes a difference and, also, it's not just for men. It's structured, it's a great job opportunity, and you can get great job benefits." More

Charging ahead: Cheers to another decade of industry innovations
Construction Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's no doubt AEC firms have come a long way since the inaugural issue of Construction Executive was published in January 2003 — especially in the areas of safety, technology, collaboration and sustainability. Although the industry faces a looming workforce shortage and numerous economic hurdles, there's a lot to be excited about regarding the materials, tools, equipment and technology that help bring construction projects to life. More

Confronting the US advanced manufacturing skills gap
The American    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is generally acknowledged that there is a shortage of skilled manufacturing workers in the United States, but estimates of the size of the shortage vary widely. At a time when unemployment in the United States remains stubbornly high, and while the U.S. manufacturing sector may be in the early stages of a renaissance, having a shortage of skilled workers is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed. In this article, we discuss the various estimates of the current skilled worker shortage, consider the demographic trends that will affect the future skills gap, and explore the alternative approaches to closing the skills gap. More

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Steelmax offers a unique line of Welding Carriages that will increase production and reduce costs, including the Li’l Runner Automated Fillet Welder. Non-stop travel at a regulated speed produces consistent high-quality welds much faster than hand welding, creating exact weld bead geometry and reducing costly over-welding and filler metal usage.

Welders in demand across the country
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VideoBriefIt's not your father's job anymore. The nation is experiencing a shortage of welders, drawing young people to the trade. That's inspired one business to start a welding program. The three-day class at the Huber Welding Institute in Owatonna, Minn., is meant to teach students the basics of one type of welding. Welding is a complicated trade that can take years to learn, but learning a few basic techniques can give people the skills they need for some entry level jobs. More

Registration open for AWS Shipbuilding Conference in New Orleans
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The conference will include a technical program featuring presentations on advanced welding processes, NDT, materials, robotics and mechanized welding for shipbuilding applications. Presenters will discuss new flux core welding electrodes for high yield steels, a new approach to reduce diffusible hydrogen content in the weld zone, aluminum applications and welding tractors that can be used for all position welding that do not require tracks. Other presentations will address the integration of robotics and welding power supplies, hybrid laser welding in shipyards, and the use of portable robots to join thick steel plating. More

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A tree grows in Wisconsin, one metal petal at a time
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A tree is growing in the most unlikely of places. In a garage-like workshop on the south side of Madison, Wis., sparks fly and the smell of melting metal fills the air. This is where, over the next year, a grand sculpture to greet eastbound visitors to the Williamson-Marquette neighborhood will take shape. "It's an aesthetic adventure," said Erika Koivunen, a metal sculptor known for making butterflies and birds out of nails, spikes and silverware. Koivunen is getting the community involved in what's called a "welding happy hour." More

Career education classes declining despite interest among many students
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Sparks fly in the metal shop at Springfield High School in Eugene, Ore., where 17-year-old junior Chayse Lee is welding the cross-member for the nose of an electric car. Lee is the kind of kid who is comfortable working with his hands, and he likes the teachers who run the manufacturing and engineering department at his school. But while CTE programs have broadened in recent years to include subjects as varied as health sciences and sports marketing, the number of classes being offered is in decline, a result of years of budget squeezes, teacher retirements and fewer training programs for new teachers. More

China, US manufacturing jumps while Europe sees hopeful signs
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Manufacturing in China and the United States grew in January at the fastest pace in about two years while data suggesting German growth picked up boosted hopes for a swifter euro zone recovery. The business surveys provided tentative signs that the world economy may be gaining traction after a sluggish 2012. Crucially, there were hopeful signals coming from the United States and China, the world's top economies. More

Robot makers spread global gospel of automation
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The robot equipment industry has one word for the alarmist articles and television news programs that predict a robot is about to steal your job: Fiddlesticks! During a presentation at Automate 2013, Henrik I. Christensen, the Kuka Chair of Robotics at Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Computing, sharply criticized a recent "60 Minutes" report on automation that was based on the work of the MIT economists Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. More

Lincoln students graduate knowing they’re prepared to face the many challenges the Welding industry can bring. Employers turn to Lincoln graduates knowing they’re hiring specifically-trained, well-prepared Welding candidates. It’s easy to see why for more than 65 years, the Lincoln Group of Schools has been the choice for thousands of students and employers! MORE
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Beginning February 2013, the well-known 3M™ Speedglas™ 9000 Series welding helmet systems will become obsolete making room for the next generation of welding helmets, the 3M™ Speedglas™ 9100 Series. Find the necessary tools and resources to guide you through your transition from a 9000 system to the new 9100. MORE
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DESTACO’s 5000 Series HD Clamps is making an immense impact on the welding, automotive, agriculture, and transportation industries. This rugged line is comprised of unique pivot points with hardened pins inside durable steel bushings and forged alloy steel clamping bars, which can be easily modified to suit an array of application requirements. MORE

Virtual welder lets users test out profession
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New Tec's new virtual welding machine mimics the act of welding so well that users don't realize the metal pieces have not been joined until they take off their helmet. New Tec bought the computerized equipment in hopes of attracting more people to the welding profession, said Brandon Lemer, executive director. Welders are in short supply in Aberdeen, S.D., and Lemer wants to change that. More

Take a trip down the glowing, electric car charging highway of the future
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Innovation in transportation typically happens at the level of the vehicle. The past decade has seen the growth of hybrids, electrics and velomobiles. Every new year brings new car models, while buses, trains and subways continue to get nicer and "smarter." In the Netherlands, a design studio has made it its mission to make transportation safer and more environmentally friendly by redesigning not the car, but the roads themselves. More

Is manufacturing 'cool' again?
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Once upon a time, ambitious young people with a knack for math and science went to work in manufacturing. They designed planes, computers and furniture, figured out how to lay out an assembly line, helped to make new cars faster and refrigerators more efficient, pushed the limits of computer chips and invented new medicines. But, as the role of manufacturing diminished in advanced economies, the brightest talents tended to gravitate to finance and other service fields that were growing rapidly — and paying well. More

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Nebraska community college to update welding program thanks to TAA grant
McCook Daily Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mid-Plains Community College, along with all six Nebraska community colleges, recently received a $2,701,202 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Program. The TAA Program is a federal program that assists U.S. workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. It seeks to provide these trade-affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, resources and support they need to become re-employed. More

Do's and don'ts for working with portable abrasive cup wheels
Welding Design & Fabrication    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Portable, resin-bonded abrasive cup wheels — straight Type 6 and tapered Type 11 — have been excellent grinding tools for almost 80 years. These wheels are very safe when used correctly. However, accidents have occurred because of misuse and abuse of this product. To avoid accidents, Norton Abrasives recommends beginning by understanding the fundamental design and performance factors for abrasive grinding products and following these basic do's and don'ts for portable abrasive cup wheels. More

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Want to keep employees happy? This is what they want
Business News Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Companies that try to keep employees happy with perks like a bigger office or a new job title may have to face the fact that there's nothing like cold hard cash to keep employees from looking for another job. However, salary isn't the only thing employees care about. Overall, 26 percent of respondents said that offering some kind of perk is an effective way to improve employee retention. And some perks are more valuable than others, workers said. More

Ultrasonic metal welding for lithium-ion battery cells
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The three most common metal-to-metal joints in a lithium-ion battery pack are foil-to-tab, tab-to-tab and tab-to-bus. All three joints pose joining challenges, but of the three, welding multiple layers of foil to a tab is the most challenging. The joint is often made up of dissimilar metals, the metal thickness is mismatched, and one side — the tab — is relatively thick while the other is made up of multiple, extremely thin, layers. More

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