This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Aug. 7, 2012

Home   About   Membership   Certification   Education   Bookstore   Contact Us


See our patented Gas Saver System and Flow Rate Limiter and Lock at

Do You Weld Tube/Pipe?

Increase welding productivity, eliminate repairs with Magnatech welding systems. Models available for diverse industrial applications.


US manufacturing jobs highest since April 2009
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
July wasn't a bad month for U.S. manufacturers. The headline: The U.S. economy added 172,000 private-sector jobs in the month, according to the U.S. labor department. That is well above the gain of 105,000 jobs economists had predicted, according to a survey by July's overall jobs figure was well above the mediocre gain of 80,000 jobs the economy added in June. More

American Welding Society expands international services with country-specific websites
AWS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With international membership on the rise, the American Welding Society has launched a series of country-specific websites known as microsites, for members to access information in their native languages. Multilingual microsites are now live for Mexico, China and Canada, with AWS continuing to add other countries in the coming weeks. More

Welded wonders
Las Vegas Review-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How much metal can a welder weld if a welder has no metal to weld? That was the question Joel Bennett and MaryKaye Cashman, customer relations officer and company CEO and chairman, respectively, faced at Cashman Equipment during the recent economic downturn. More

IMPACT - Improve Productivity and Quality

Need to increase productivity and quality right now to remain profitable? IMPACT's Weld Workflow provides complete weld process governance right at the work station. Weld Workflow is a graphical, easy-to-setup, complete solution for scripting an entire weld process, including relevant safety, quality, process, or part alerts. Click the MORE link to get a detailed overview of the Weld Workflow solution. MORE

Want to join a growing field? Welders in high demand
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To meet the growing demand for welders, Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia opened a welding lab on its Acworth campus in May. "We had companies in our area asking us where they could get welding training for their employees," said Jonathan Warner, director of economic development at Chattahoochee Tech. More

Quality starts at the Arc

Liburdi is your best choice when it comes to automated welding for tube & Pipe in the Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Food and Dairy and Nuclear industries.
Filter 1
Specialist of Custom Indoor Air Pollution Equipment

Call Now! 800-289-0189

Should the US seek more tech manufacturing?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
High-tech companies say they can't afford to build their products in the United States. It's too expensive, they claim, and there are too few workers with the appropriate training. But since many states were able to get Japanese car companies to build here, and Brazil was able to attract plants for iPhones and other products, could the United States get, or keep, more high-tech manufacturing? Google is trying. More

Welder shares tales of working in the heat
Suburban Journals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Working without air conditioning and holding a super-hot welding torch, Ed Matlock can be hot anytime. But when the weather tops 100 degrees Fahrenheit for days at a time, the working environment can resemble an oven. A welder since 1976, Matlock, 68, knows all about working in the heat. More

Where There's Pipe, There's Mathey.
The multi-purpose MagnaCut XM and MiniMag XM can cut, bevel or weld pipe, plate or channel. Using 300 pounds of magnetic force, these machines can cut material up to 3” thick with a coating up to .015”. For more information, call (800) 725-7311 or
visit our website at
See for sure
Welding inspection can reduce costs by detecting discontinuities in the early stages of manufacturing, reducing the cost of rework and extending the life of components by detecting flaws. Non-destructive testing methods can identify cracking, porosity, incomplete penetration, misalignment, inclusions, lack of fusion and similar conditions, which can compromise weld strength. MORE
Heavy Duty Clamping from the Trusted Leader
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

US voters see manufacturing as economic priority
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Political pundits predict a close presidential race this fall, both nationally and in Wisconsin, due to an electorate equally divided between the parties and split on many major issues. However, voters across the political spectrum demonstrate remarkable agreement with the following statement: "Our top economic priority should be restoring America's global leadership in manufacturing." More

Made in south Florida: Local economy gets a boost from manufacturing
The Miami Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When people think about south Florida's economy, what usually come to mind are tourism, retail businesses, housing and construction and international trade. Manufacturing? Big companies producing airplanes, trains, autos, jet engines, pharmaceuticals, oil products, steel and processed foods ... they're somewhere else. More

Get ready for the HEAT!

The Personal Air Conditioners by
ITW Vortec minimizes heat stress and fatigue! They improve worker comfort and productivity in extreme temperatures. Only Vortec vests deliver constant and adjustable cooling.
Yes! Gas Cylinders from Texas!

Your Source for Cylinders. Good Service Included. Reliable. New, Priced for Resale to your Customers. Growing Rapidly to Meet your Needs. Cyltex - Cylinders from Texas.

Lincoln Electric will make sparks fly at Sturgis 2012
Hot Bike Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lincoln Electric will demonstrate a wide variety of welding and plasma cutting equipment, along with a newly expanded line of protective apparel at the 2012 Sturgis Rally. Located in the Motorcycle Expo lot on Lazelle Street, riders are encouraged to stop by the booth to try out equipment, ask fabrication questions and receive a complimentary gift to commemorate their trip to Sturgis, S.D. More

New specialty school coming to Northwoods, Wis.
WJFW-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Eagle River, Wis., will soon have a new welding school. The first day of classes is coming up Sept. 24. Brian Scheid, Director of Advanced Welding Institute says, "Each class is six months long. We will also offer upgrade training to employers so they can train their employees. And we also have specialized welding classes that the general public can take." More

Cordless Tungsten Grinder from Techsouth

Cordless tungsten grinder that points, cuts, and flattens. Features include 1/16” and 1/8” collets, double sided diamond wheel, spare battery and charger at ¼ the cost of standard grinders. For more information,
click here.
Back in Black

The popular JACKSON SAFETY* Blue NITRO* Welding Helmet is now available in black! NEW Black NITRO* ADF is lightweight and economical yet full of great features.
Check it out now

Ford expects single-operating system to cut costs, boost production
Detroit Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By building vehicles the same way in every plant around the world, Ford expects to reduce its manufacturing investment costs by 8 percent a year while boosting by 25 percent the number and types of vehicles that can be produced per facility by mid-decade. In keeping with the global "One Ford" plan, a single manufacturing operating system will support the Dearborn, Mich.-based company's largest expansion in 50 years including nine plants in Asia Pacific, many of them in China. More

Welding students put Ohio neighborhood landmark back together again
WLTZ-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A neighborhood landmark in Columbus, Ohio, is back on its feet thanks to students and faculty in the Columbus Technical College welding program. The stag that stood at the entrance of The Preserve neighborhood was badly damaged in October of 2009. Resident Catherine Bickerstaff said the bronze statue was gone — only to be found in a vacant lot about two miles away. Its legs were all that were left on its base. More

Underwater Welding Fantasy Camp

The Commercial Diving Experience is a two day underwater welding fantasy camp!

August 4th -5th 2012
Welding Corp

Buffalo Welding Corp has been providing businesses with the latest in welding technology, welding supplies, and friendly fast professional service for over 60 years. MORE

The skills gap: Myth or reality?
StarTribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To judge from the job listings, welders are in high demand. Manufacturers across the upper midwest will tell anyone who listens that they have jobs to offer — 2,580 welding positions in Minnesota alone — but not enough solid applicants. They point to a "skills gap" between the jobs available and the people out looking for work. More

NEW Product Release! - Platinum 'Razor-Cut' Cutting disc.
The Taipan Platinum “Razor-Cut” is a leader in the industry, its unique “Anti Kick-Back” effect and Lifetime Plus freshness make this cutting disc Top of its class. Discs are packaged in steel tins for safety and durability Taipan Abrasives group offers a full line of Quality, Safe, Value for money Abrasives and cutting tools.

Instant Brake Grinder from Metabo
New instant brake angle grinder from Metabo is designed to stop wheel rotation in two seconds or less when the Deadman safety switch is released, greatly reducing the likelihood of injuries. Ideal for heavy duty grinding and cutting applications, the WEPBA14-150 Quick features a long-lasting 12.2 A motor and 1,400 watts of power. MORE
Upgrade Your Welding System Now!
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
Thermion - Ceramic Composite Coating
The purpose of the ceramic composite coating is to provide a wear resistance surface while also providing corrosion protection of the coated object. The coating material, a "Ceramic Core" tubular aluminum wire is filled with up to 46 percent ceramic, when sprayed onto an object produces a ceramic composite coating of aluminum and ceramic.

AWS's This Week in Welding
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Elizabeth Zavala, Content Editor, 469.420.2676   
Contribute news

This edition of AWS's This Week in Welding was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
July 31, 2012
July 24, 2012
July 17, 2012
July 10, 2012

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063