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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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New generation carries the torch for welding business
The Waterloo Region Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Welding businesses have come and gone in the more than three decades of upheaval in manufacturing since the 1970s. But Ayr Welding not only survived, it is passing on the torch to a new generation of young people who have grown the business tremendously in the past three years. 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

ESAB giveaway extended due to popular demand
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Due to overwhelming response from end users, ESAB announces the "Buy This, Get This" deal will be extended from Sept. 30 until Dec. 31. When a customer purchases qualifying ESAB welding, plasma cutting and gas apparatus equipment, he or she automatically gets free promotional items from the Weld Warrior line of personal protection equipment. More

Lincoln extends and expands successful Money Matters customer promotion
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Lincoln Electric customers now have even more choices and more time to save on discounted welding and cutting equipment through the company's successful Money Matters rebate program. The company has announced that the current program will be extended until Feb. 29, giving customers more time to take advantage of rebate incentives or obtain free accessories. 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

Praxair unit buys National Alloy and Equipment
The Associated Press via The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Praxair Inc. said subsidiary Praxair Distribution Inc. has acquired industrial gases and welding equipment distributor National Alloy and Equipment Inc. in northwest Houston. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Praxair sells atmospheric and process gases and coatings for the aerospace, electronics, food and beverage, health care and other industries. 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

Welding & Gases Today goes 1 on 1 with Airgas chief
GAWDA via ThomasNet News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With more than 14,000 employees and approximately 1,100 locations, Peter McCausland oversees the largest distributor in the U.S. gases and welding market. The Airgas chairman and CEO spoke with the editor of Welding & Gases Today about the company and how he holds it all together. McCausland's interview, "What Consolidation, Sailing, Farming And Leadership All Have In Common," appears in Welding & Gases Today, the leading magazine for the gases and welding equipment industry. 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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• Skids
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• Slug catchers
• Gas compressor piping
• Scrubber duct
• ASME Pressure Vessels
• Pipeline Flares and Rentals

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Welding work sparks fire at Bethlehem Steel Corp. blast furnace
The Express-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The dormant fires of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. blast furnaces were not relit. A recent fire at one of the iconic blast furnaces was a small affair, accidentally sparked by maintenance workers, according to Bethlehem Deputy Fire Commissioner Bob Novotnack. Sparks and hot metal from welding work fell onto residual grease inside blast furnace C, Novotnack said. The grease caught fire, liquefied and spread. More

US ties for silver medal in welding at WorldSkills 2011
WorldSkills International    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bradley Clink ties with Australia's Guy Brooks and China's Xianfeng Pei for the silver medal in welding at WorldSkills 2011. More

Welding equipment and consumables: Emphasis on preventive maintenance increases investments    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Volume sales of welding equipment and consumables declined globally in 2009. The strong rebound of end-user industries post the recession, however, has increased investments in welding equipment and consumables as well as thermal spray equipment. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $2,405.9 million in 2010 and is estimated to reach $3,309.5 million in 2017. 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

Thompson friction welding to stay in the UK
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The decision to retain its headquarters in Halesowen, U.K., and safeguard the jobs of over 80 staff follows the completion of a strategic review of its operations by owner KUKA Systems. Thompson also has offices in China and the United States, as well as an international network of agents. More

Why is there a lack of skilled workers with such high unemployment?
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The national unemployment rate has ranged between 9-10 percent for nearly three years, representing 14-15 million workers and another 8-9 million workers that are considered underemployed. The unemployment rate for the manufacturing industry jumped from 8.3 percent in December 2008 to a high of 13 percent in January 2010, but has ranged from a high of 9.9 percent in January 2011 to a low of 8.9 percent in August. More

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Professional welders to compete for 'Best Welder in America' title and $2,500 at FABTECH
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Professional welders attending the FABTECH show in Chicago on Nov. 14-17 are invited to compete for the title of "Best Welder in America" and a grand prize of $2,500 at the American Welding Society Professional Welders Competition. Competitors will each have five minutes to complete a 1/4-inch-fillet weld using 1/8-inch-E7018-electrode on low carbon steel. More

Colleges tweak programs to fit employers' needs for workers
Leader-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The dozens of students donning safety glasses and protective gold leather jackets as they brandished welding torches spewing 6,000-degree flames are on the cutting edge of higher education's response to one of the most pressing challenges facing local industry. The scene: Chippewa Valley Technical College's state-of-the-art, $2.25 million welding lab opened this fall at its Manufacturing Education Center, enabling the school to generate more skilled graduates in a field where demand for workers far outstrips supply. More

Win a Fender Stratocaster at FABTECH

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Come to booth #6764 for a chance to win a hot guitar and see the hottest new welding gear.

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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