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Virtual technology streamlines Ford's manufacturing
The Detroit News
Ford Motor Co. is using virtual reality to keep its workers safe and assist them on nearly every part of the car-building process. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker on July 16 invited media for a first look inside its new Ergonomics and Variation Analysis Lab, a 1,800-square-foot facility that opened in January and serves as a testing hub for everything from attaching transmissions to engines to connecting hoses and pushing in headlamps. Using virtual reality demos, Ford has been able to streamline the manufacturing process and make it safer, resulting in a 70 percent drop in worker injury rate and 90 percent drop in ergonomic issues like overextended movements and difficult hand clearance.
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Workshop on Weld Residual Stress and Distortion Prediction Conference
Aug. 10-11, 2015
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

Welding induced residual stresses and distortion can present many challenges across a number of industry sectors including power generation, transportation (including automotive, mining and agriculture equipment), ship building and petrochemical. This unique two-day event is designed for manufacturers and fabricators who seek solutions for advanced materials joining applications. The event provides an opportunity to learn the latest developments, and engage with a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/U-CRC) that has built a large industrial membership base and has significant research programs underway on weld residual stress and distortion prediction.

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High Temp Metals Conference
Aug. 18-19, 2015
Moraine Valley Community College
Chicago, IL

Materials used in high temperature application are becoming more complex to achieve the creep strength and corrosion resistance. A range of low alloy, high strength, and austenitic materials are required depending on the application. What choices does the engineer have once the weldability window for high-temperature steels is cut in half? Come and learn from the experts how to manage weldability of P91 steel, dissimilar metal welding, postweld heat treating, selection of weld consumables, the types of weld cracking, and more.

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AWS Gets Personal with Career Management Tool — AWS WeldLink
The American Welding Society (AWS) has launched an innovative career planning and management system — AWS WeldLink, to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry.
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Skilled workers relish chance to restore USS Constitution
The Boston Globe
Two months ago, the USS Constitution was pulled from the water it has called home for the better part of three centuries, all with the hope of keeping it shipshape for several more. "We want the Constitution floating forever," said Margherita Desy, a historian for the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston. "At least as long as we can."
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Illinois losing more manufacturing jobs — this time to Tennessee
Crain's Chicago Business
Manufacturing company De-Sta-Co, which makes a range of automation and productivity equipment, plans to close its facility in Wheeling, Illinois, and transfer 100 jobs south. A unit of Downers Grove-based manufacturer Dover, De-Sta-Co said in a statement today that over the next 18 to 24 months it will shutter its plant in the northern suburb and two sites in Michigan, moving production and jobs to a new factory outside Nashville, Tennessee.
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Tech upgrades to better match Troy, Ohio, tech college grads with jobs
Dayton Business Journal
One of the Dayton, Ohio, area’s largest workforce development programs is investing in technology to better help its graduates find jobs. The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio, opened a Student Resource Center this month, which includes significant technology upgrades and a full-time staff of three career development professionals. It merges the school’s former employment assistance center and welding resource library and includes a conference room equipped with full Skyping capabilities for employers to meet and interview students in person or remotely.
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Pensacola State College expands welding program
Pensacola News Journal
Between 2008 and 2012, Michael Jones served in the U.S. Army working in logistics. He spent two tours in Afghanistan, where he noticed a demand for welding, which paid contractors very well. Two months ago, the native of Louisville, Kentucky, started the welding program at Pensacola (Florida) State College’s Century campus. When he graduates in a year, he hopes to either return to Afghanistan or work offshore welding pipe.
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Artist exhibits sculpture in ArtPrize competition
Cheboygan Daily Tribune
A Cheboygan, Michigan, artist will be exhibiting one of her pieces in ArtPrize, an international art competition with more than 1,500 entries that takes place in Grand Rapids each fall. Ann Gildner and her metal sculpture, "Free Fall" have been accepted into the citywide art exhibit that runs from Sept. 23 to Oct. 11. She said although anyone over the age of 18 can enter, it is up to the artist to find a venue who will exhibit their work.
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Dhiyo House Inc. to invest $6.1 million in 1st Virginia manufacturing operation
Augusta Free Press
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced July 17 that Dhiyo House Inc., a specialty supplier of belting for the conveyor and power transmission industries, will invest $6.1 million to establish its first Virginia manufacturing operation in Wise County.
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Terrell ISD, TVCC welding program to get $150,000 boost with grants
The Terrell Tribune
The welding program at Terrell (Texas) High School conducted in collaboration with Trinity Valley Community College should be getting a $150,000 boost this fall as grant funds awarded to Workforce Solutions for North Texas are funneled to the Terrell programs to help meet the high demand for welders in the area.
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