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New code clinics offered for CWI and endorsement exams at FABTECH for the first time ever
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Certified Welding Inspector, or CWI, candidates looking to take the test at the annual FABTECH show in Chicago on Nov. 14–17 now have more options for their CWI exams and endorsements tests. The American Welding Society, or AWS, is now offering three new code clinics to help prepare individuals for the exams. More

Remote welding at nuclear reactor sites
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Safety at nuclear power stations is of paramount importance and operators need to specify the best fail safe repair systems in order to guarantee minimum risk. An essential part of EDF Energy's comprehensive safety system in their U.K. nuclear fleet is the high quality welding systems provided by Arc Machines Inc., or AMI, for secure repairs to damaged re-heater tubes. More

All in a day's work: From steel welding to munitions making, women's labor circa 1941
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Labor Day 2011 sees a very different world than 70 years ago. As hard as a day at the office in front of a computer may sometimes feel, it surely pales in comparison to the hard labor endured by many women during World War II. As pictures in this piece show, women were called upon to work in the roles traditionally held by men, often doing hard graft in conditions that are a far cry from today's America. More

BRS Series Portable Bore Welding and
Bore Machining System

• Unique pass-thru drive with one-step mounting
• Work on bores from under 1” to over 4 feet in diameter
• Dual-ported boring bars offer easy bore measurements without tool removal
• ID measuring system and precision tool bit adjuster ensuring .0001” accuracy
• Optional snap-ring groove and face machining kit
• BOA bore welder works with your existing MIG welder
• 3 year warranty

Skilled laborers sought in factories
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If not for the recession, Paul Rauscher said, his company would have been hard pressed to fill skilled manufacturing jobs including machinist and assembler positions. The downturn deepened the pool of available talent as EMT International was building a factory near Green Bay, Wisc. Even as thousands of Wisconsin manufacturing workers remain unemployed, companies are worried about a lack of skilled labor. Some manufacturers say they've lost business or face stagnant growth because they can't find qualified help. More

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
Gullco Welding and Cutting Automation
400 Series Trackless Welding Carriage with Integrated Wire Feeder (400 Moggy®)Continuous and Stitch Weld models available. MORE

Probe slams utility over blast
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A natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in northern California in September 2011 was caused by widespread deficiencies in PG&E Corporation's pipeline operations, including use of a pipe with defects clear to the naked eye, federal accident investigators said recently. More

Wallace-Sparks opens welding simulation lab    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wallace Community College has introduced state-of-the-art welding simulation equipment into its welding program thanks to a 2009 grant of $90,000 from the Governor's Office of Workforce Development. The college opened a welding simulation lab at the Sparks Campus in Eufaula, Ala., with the purchase of a Lincoln Electric VRTEX 360 Virtual Reality Arc Welding Trainer. More

Industrial Gas Handling Equipment from
Air Liquide

New from the world leader in industrial gases. This rugged, industrial grade equipment delivers years of trouble-free service in all types of welding, cutting and metal working applications. Products include regulators, flowmeters, manifolds and much more. Items are in stock for immediate availability. Call 800-654-2737 for a 24-page catalog, or visit

Subsea Solutions Alliance: Weld seams aren't sealing
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While Subsea Solutions Alliance was performing a condition survey on a vessel in the Caribbean, it was found that some weld seams had eroded away and the bottom plating of the rudder blade was dramatically corroded. The rudder blade bottom plating showed deep corrosion in the way of the starboard leading weld seam. The weld seam was eroded 100 percent, all the way through its entire length of approximately 1.5 meters. This left the weld seam between the rudder and bottom plate completely exposed. As this survey was being performed under the watchful eyes of the classification societies surveyor, a repair was required. More

SKS: Think Different - Weld Better

Our power sources use DCT (Direct Control Technology) to control the switching transistors without a fixed pulse frequency. The result: always directly in line with the requirements of the welding process. Bundle of energy: The LSQ5 can be synchronized with a second one for doubling power, up to 840A at 60% duty cycle.

Made for Robots – Made by SKS.
Full Service
Pipe Fabrication
Precision Welding & Fabrication

• Skids
• Pipe supports and clamps.
• Alloys
• Pig Launchers and receivers
• Slug catchers
• Gas compressor piping
• Scrubber duct
• ASME Pressure Vessels
• Pipeline Flares and Rentals

For more information, contact us at or by phone at 281-252-0151. MORE
Applications Specifications
SubArc (SAW) AWS
Electrodes (SMAW) Pratt & Whitney LCS
Flux Core (FCAW) GE S400/S1000

Processing Capabilities
Layer wound spool
(plastic, fiber, baskets)
Color-coded tags
Minimum quantity available

For more information, contact us at or by phone

Weld Fume Filtration System has energy saving design
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Offering an alternative to the push-pull system, Circulator helps maintain a clean work environment by reducing dust and dirt in operators and surrounding work areas. It is intended to supplement existing source extraction system or natural and/or forced ventilation systems. More

Charter opens its books to Melrose after $2.33 billion bid
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Industrial toolmaker Charter agreed to open its books to suitor Melrose recently after the buyout firm tabled a sweetened $2.33 billion takeover proposal. Melrose, which has pursued the reluctant Charter since June, made its latest pitch days ahead of a put up or shut up deadline from the Takeover Panel. More

Airgas raises quarterly dividend
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Airgas Inc., said recently that its board increased the industrial gas supplier's quarterly cash dividend by 10 percent — to 32 cents from 29 cents. The Radnor, Pa., company's dividend will be paid to shareholders on Sept. 30. More

ELCo Enterprises - Home of the Wizards!
The world’s largest line of quality weld wire dispensing and weld cell support equipment. Weld wire conduit, feed assists, anti-spatters, reaming stations, material handling… MORE

SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for programming CNC plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination machines." MORE

Structural adhesives and the solar industry: standing the test of time
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As a major producer of general purpose and specialty adhesives, LORD Corporation has been at the forefront of many industry trends. This is especially true for the solar power industry, which was just coming into play when LORD became involved with supplying adhesives for the first solar electric generating plant, Solar One, in California in the early 1980s. Not only was the solar power installation innovative for its time, so were the adhesives used to assemble the solar generating equipment. Since then, LORD has pioneered adhesive technology advancements and is now one of the foremost suppliers of adhesive solutions to the solar power marketplace. More

Trade skills top of class
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Students at Thebarton Senior College in Torrensville, South Australia are swapping books and pens for welding and construction equipment. A new trade training center at the Torrensville school aims to kick start careers in metal, mining, construction and engineering. More

Need Welders?
The Welder Recruiting firm in the USA. Flux, MIG, TIG, Sub-Arc, Stick. We successfully place permanent welders at the largest mining/construction OEMs. MORE
The Harris
Products Group

The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. MORE

ESAB gets patented real-time control system
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The Master Process Controller, or MPC, jointly developed by ESAB Holdings Ltd. and Applied Thermal Sciences Inc., or ATS, is now entirely owned by ESAB after completing the purchase from ATS. More

Imperial Water Dragon fit for an emperor
The Province    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Artist Kevin Stone can sculpt anything and wanted to show the world what he can do. So the 42-year-old Chilliwack, Canada resident spent almost 9,000 hours in his studio welding and polishing his latest stainless steel creation: A 5,500 kilogram, 10 meter long Imperial Water Dragon fit for an emperor. More

Welding Training and Certification

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology offers a wide range of welding classes and certifications. Training and certification may be done at our facility or yours. Also offered are complete welding training programs including DVD’s, Instructor Guides, and Student Workbooks. Visit us at or call 1-800-332-9448 for details.
H&S Tools, Inc. - TS-400
The model TS-400 is a powerful, accurate track saw that improves productivity in waterwall panel replacement projects. The patented track mounting system eliminates wheels and rollers yet slides easily into position and stops kick backs without the need for a lock.
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.
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