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Lightweight vehicle structures: The catalyst of change in automotive welding technology
Aluminum: performance enhancing, safe and environmentally friendly. It’s no surprise that it is quickly becoming a preferred metal among automakers around the world. From mass-produced sedans to luxury sports cars, aluminum is quickly dominating the DNA structure of some of the world’s most popular vehicles. But how does the use of this "new" metal affect the manufacturers and suppliers of these vehicles?
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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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U.S. and European Welding Standards: Conference of GSI/AWS
Oct. 19-21, 2015
Munich, Germany

With increased globalization and complexity of supply chains, more and more companies in Europe and North America have understood the necessity of knowing multiple national and international fabrication codes and standards.

This conference will benefit engineers, inspectors, supervisors and quality control personnel who are already familiar with one set of standards but need to know more about the other one.

Conference language is English.

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Connecticut rolls out program to create more manufacturing apprenticeships
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy recently launched a new program to help boost Connecticut’s sagging manufacturing sector. The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program will pay eligible companies to bring in and train more apprentices. The program will cost $7.8 million for the first two years.
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The cities leading a US manufacturing revival
Manufacturing may no longer drive the U.S. economy, but industrial growth remains a powerful force in many regions of the country. Industrial employment has surged over the past five years, with the sector adding some 855,000 new jobs, a 7.5 percent expansion. Several factors are driving this trend, including rising wages in China, the energy boom and a growing need to respond more quickly to local customer demand and the changing marketplace.
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Double acquisition for Airgas as in deal involving Weldinghouse Inc. and Priority Energy Services
Airgas Inc. has acquired the assets and operations of Weldinghouse Inc. and its affiliates, effective July 17, and Priority Energy Services LLC, effective July 20. The Tier One company has now completed nine acquisitions since beginning its 2016 fiscal year on April 1, totaling approximately $74 million in aggregate acquired revenue.
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Study: Elkhart County has one of the best manufacturing economies in the country
The Elkhart Truth
Elkhart County, Indian, has one of the fastest-growing manufacturing industries in the country. In 2014, the county ranked fourth in the nation for manufacturing job growth, with 3,194 new manufacturing jobs added, according to Headlight Data, a firm that aggregates and analyzes economic and workforce data released by the federal government. For this study, Headlight Data looked at data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics through its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
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Working to give a Kansas high school's welding program more prestige
The Kansan
Many workers hold the job of welding inspector in industry, but if that inspector is nationally certified, it gives the business more legitimacy. Newton (Kansas) High School welding technology instructor Mike McConnell now has that distinction. McConnell recently completed 10 days of course training and earned the American Welding Society's Certified Welding Inspector CWI designation from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Ohio.
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High-tech and manufacturing jobs on the rise in Montana
A new report from the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University shows manufacturing employment grew by 8.6 percent over the last five years in the state. There are over 3,200 manufacturing companies across the state, most of them being fabricated metal and food companies. Center director Paddy Fleming says manufacturing plays an enormous role in the state's economy.
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Mississippi CC welding program makes use of virtual welding
One local community college has found a unique way to prepare the workforce. You will see helmets, gloves and simulated sparks. Welding instructor Anthony Hardin said the simulation program provides a safe learning environment for beginners. He said, "Hot metals aren't involved, sparks aren't involved, it's not in a shop environment, but a controlled environment."
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DMACC works to draw in more students for advanced manufacturing careers
Students and potential students at Des Moines Area Community College’s Southridge Mall campus heard from a variety of advocates for advanced manufacturing jobs on July 24. DMACC hosted the event in conjunction with the American Welding Society, the Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, Home Base Iowa, and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry to provide attendants information on welding as a career in high-demand in Iowa.
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Welding nets school boost in Tennesee
The News-Herald
Loudon County (Tennessee) Schools officials were recently awarded a $100,000 Carl Perkins Reserve Grant, which will be put toward the purchase of equipment for a new welding vocational course to begin in January at Loudon County Technology Center. Tom Hankinson, career and technical education coordinator for Loudon County Schools, said word came in late June that the school system will get the grant.
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