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Pearl's New Slim-Cut Plus Thin Cut-Off Wheel

Pearl Abrasive Co. is proud to introduce the new Slim-Cut Plus™ Thin Cut-Off Wheel. The new Slim-Cut Plus™ is designed for cutting carbon steel and stainless steel.


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AWS smartphone app makes FABTECH an interactive experience
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The American Welding Society recently announced a new smartphone mobile application aimed at revolutionizing the FABTECH 2011 show experience. The app, called AWS Events at FABTECH, provides easy to use interactive capabilities which allow attendees to make the most of their time at the show by having the most up-to-date AWS Education Program information in the palm of their hand. 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

Welding industry in need of workers
WGHP-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefWelding may be a tough job, but it pays well and the industry is in need of workers all across the country. Many baby boomers who became welders are nearing retirement and there are much fewer young workers who are filling open positions in the field. A study by the American Welding Society predicts there will be a shortage of about 400,000 welders by 2014. More

Waterloo, Ia. community college moves to address welder shortage    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Wanted: Skilled welders." That's the kind of classified advertisement job seekers can expect to see in the coming years, according to the Miami-based American Welding Society, which says there will be a need for 238,692 new and replacement welders across the U.S. by 2019. The society said there were about 500,000 welders in the U.S. in 2007. "The average welder is about 55, so they're actually retiring at about twice the rate new welders are coming into the workforce," said Cindy Weihl, spokeswoman for the society. The reason behind the shortage is simple, Weihl said. "For past 20-25 years, the push has been to go to college and get a white collar job, and enrollment at technical and vocational schools fell," she said. Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Ia., is doing its part to change this trend. 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

Welding scholarship established by JWF Industries
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The owners of JWF Industries — Bill, John and Tom Polacek – have established a memorial scholarship to honor their late father, John J. Polacek Sr. The elder John Polacek founded what is now JWF Industries in 1958 on the back of his pickup truck. When he passed away in 1987, his son Bill bought the company from his mother. Since then, the family-run business has grown into a large welding, fabricating, machining and powder coating company with more than 450 employees and is celebrating its 24th anniversary as a top employer in Cambria County, Pa. and the surrounding area. More

ESAB partners with Florence Veterans Park to build 9/11 Monument
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ESAB Welding and Cutting Products has partnered with the Florence Veterans Park Committee in Florence, S.C., to build a monument to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The monument will be unveiled and dedicated at a public ceremony at Florence Veterans Park in Florence, S.C. 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

Lincoln Electric outfits West Coast Customs with welding gear and equipment
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The crew at the West Coast Customs, or WCC, garage will exclusively use welding equipment and consumables from Lincoln Electric when restyling luxury autos on the Discovery HD Theater network's TV show, "Inside West Coast Customs." More

Deep space capsule comes alive with first weld
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Construction began recently on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991 and marked a significant milestone in carrying out the ambitious exploration vision President Barack Obama and Congress have laid out for the nation. More

SKS Torches for Your Welding Tasks:
Made for Robots – Made by SKS.

Our torch systems: Air-cooled and absolute precise with a reproducible TCP of ± 0.2 mm. From the Power Joint™ with a limitless torch rotation capability (even beyond 360°) up to our latest development Frontpull™ for heat and spatter reduced welding. Our torch systems are compatible with all common welding robots.
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

Infrastructure sculpture
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Most people walk right by Greg Smith's work and never notice it. As an Everett, Wash., city welder, Smith fashions steel fences, fabricates electrical boxes and welds public art into place downtown. He's the guy who ventures into dark muddy holes to fix broken water mains in the middle of the night. His skills with a welding torch can help the city squeeze a few more years of life from a rusty vactor truck. The public usually can't see his hard work — until now. 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

Seventh generation Performance manual welding laser from Rofin debuts at MM Live 2011
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Rofin-Baasel UK Ltd., of Daventry, Northants, U.K., will launch its new Performance laser, which represents the 7th generation of manual welding lasers from Rofin, at the forthcoming MM Live exhibition. When Rofin invented the manual laser welding system in 1992, it was the first to allow users to hand-hold the part being welded and precisely position the weld using a microscope, all within a stand-alone laser welding system. More

Need Welders? is the leading welder recruiting firm. We successfully place permanent welders at the largest mining/construction OEMs. Visit our website 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

Noranco purchases 2 divisions of Premier Precision
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Noranco has purchased The Stewart Facility and Special Processing Divisions of Premier Precision, located in Phoenix. These areas provide high precision machined and fabricated components to the commercial and aerospace industry along with anodizing, passivation and other surface treatments. Products include auxiliary power units, various housings, turbofan engines, environmental control units and much more. The Divisions supply Honeywell, Parker Hannifin, Sargent, GE Aviation and other top aerospace OEMs for aircraft platforms including the Boeing 737, Airbus A350, Lockheed Martin F-35 and Gulfstream G650. More

Defense manufacturing firm moves to Manatee County, Fla., plans hiring
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A company that uses robotic welding units to make ammunition magazines has moved its manufacturing and distribution arms to Manatee County, Fla., and promises to add 100 jobs in the next five years. C Products Defense Inc., which moved its operations from Connecticut to south Manatee County, received $100,000 in performance based incentives from county government. 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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