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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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Welding industry's most respected scholars and researchers to present at AWS Professional Program Series
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Top scholars, researchers and scientists will come together to discuss technical topics featuring the most recent welding research and best practices from around the world during the AWS Professional Program at the FABTECH show in Chicago on Nov. 14–17. The AWS Professional Program plays an important role in the industry by offering a broad spectrum of technical papers describing the latest findings in welding research, processes and applications. More

SAE International and the American Welding Society agree to strategic book partnership
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SAE International and the American Welding Society have agreed to a strategic partnership that will enable SAE International to sell print and electronic versions of selected AWS books both in their entirety and as individual chapters. "We are pleased to sign this agreement with the American Welding Society," Kevin Jost, editorial director, SAE International, said. More

Last chance to register for GAWDA's 67th Annual Convention
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The Gases and Welding Distributors Association is gearing up for its 67th Annual Convention in New York City on Oct. 10-12. Open to both GAWDA members and nonmembers, the convention will feature business meetings, motivational speeches, special events and networking opportunities for those in the welding gases industry. Online registration is still open. 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 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

Torch meets technology as father-son team weld works of art
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VideoBrief Co-owners, father and son, of D&R Welding, weld average jobs like farm equipment but they also create works of art out of metal. "Sparks fly here in a little bit," said Roy Hawkins, D&R Welding. Hawkins has been welding for about 45 years. "It's something I've been doing since I was about 9 years old. I started welding on the farm for my dad." 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

Thermadyne to consolidate Malaysian operations
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Thermadyne Holdings Corp., maker of plasma cutting and welding equipment, said in a regulatory filing that it will be consolidating two of its manufacturing facilities in eastern Asia. The move is expected to eliminate approximately 50 jobs and result in the relocation of an additional eight employees. According to the filing, consolidation activities will be completed by the end of this year. More

Designed for Robots

Our concept: The combination of a modularly designed welding machine with a highly functional torch series for single- and dual wire welding. Our systems are complemented by flexible software solutions for welding data documentation. SKS welding machines and torch systems are compatible with all common welding robots. Made for Robots – Made by SKS. MORE
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Colfax wins race for Charter after Melrose pulls out of bidding
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"The landscape has changed so much in the last two months," said Melrose's weary chief executive David Roper. "We decided it would be better to walk away on the front foot with our head held high — as a sort of gallant loser than try to do an equity deal in this market, which against a cash bid, is like playing uphill and into the wind." Melrose's decision to throw in the towel ends an increasingly sour three-month campaign that sought to wrest control of the industrial fans and welding business. More

ELCo Enterprises - Home of the Wizards!
The world’s largest line of quality weld wire dispensing and weld cell support equipment. See our innovative new products this year at Fabtech in the "Wizard's Castle" booth #5522. 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

$949,800 in fines issued to trailer-maker for toxic fumes, noise hazards
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OSHA's Dallas Area Office initiated a safety and health inspection at the company's facility in Texas following receipt of a complaint that employees were not adequately protected from being injured by rotating machinery parts, and employees were exposed to toxic welding fumes while fabricating trailers and noise levels above approved health standards. More

Elastec demonstrates aluminum TIG welding to college students
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David Lee Johnston, an employee of Elastec/American Marine, spoke to Southeastern Illinois College's welding students recently about aluminum TIG welding. Johnston allowed the students to get some hands-on experience by demonstrating the process. The college is affiliated with the American Welding Society. More

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Welding prospects are on fire
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We hear it over and over: Jobless rates remain depressingly high. Employers are increasingly looking for candidates with bachelor's degrees or more. And yet, there's a mass shortage of qualified welders? So says the U.S. Department of Labor, and the situation is expected to worsen considerably over the next few years. More

Wisconsin welding company to add 150 new jobs over next several years
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VideoBrief More manufacturing jobs are coming to western Wisconsin. Fabricating Specialists out of Neillsville, Wis., says it hopes to add 150 new jobs over the next three to four years. The company bought a vacant building in the Neillsville Industrial Park, and also purchased the neighboring building it has been leasing for several years. More

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KWD accelerates its welding process with 3-D vision
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With great speed and an almost playful ease, the robots move between the sheet steel parts. They check, pick up and place sheet steel in the welding station, then pick it up again and place it for additional testing. The welding system of KWD Automobiltechnik GmbH is breaking new ground in parts production. This is due to a combination of intelligent VisionPro® 3-D image processing from Cognex, modern robotics from Kuka, and sophisticated machine building from W-Plan. Under the leadership of KWD, this parts production project was implemented and Cognex has proved to be the ideal partner. 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.
Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC TIG Welder
Offering the performance of welders costing thousands more! Featuring square-wave inverter technology and capable of operating on 110VAC or 220VAC, this unit welds materials up to 1/4" thick. Includes "WP-17" type torch, regulator, foot pedal, ground clamp and cable, and 110v-to-220v adapter plug. Backed by Eastwood's 3-year warranty.
Pipe Beveling Made Easy
ChamferMate® pipe beveling machines are designed for easy setup, fast load/unload, and high volume production. ChamferMate® Models are available for a wide range of pipe diameters and materials. J-Bevels, pipe facing, edge deburring made safe and easy - automated, repeatable, accurate, and high quality pipe bevels. No more hand-grinding or torching of weld bevels.

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