Friday, August 19th, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

AWS Releases Two New Online Welding Courses Welding Fundamentals II and Metallurgy II are now available. Like all AWS courses, they feature engaging multimedia content designed to facilitate learning. Ford Puts Aluminum in the Front Seat Ford is capitalizing on...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

There’s a New Rodeo in Town

The word rodeo usually invokes scenes of cowboys roping steer and riding wild bulls in front of a cheering crowd. However, for a growing number of people, the word rodeo conjures up images of welders going toe-to-toe in a contest...

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Development of a Tri-Mode Heating Method for Microwave Joining



Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Manufacturing Apprenticeships Increase Profits, Productivity, and Employment

Current Employment Challenges With presidential nominees unveiling economic plans, American voters are thinking about job security. Many are asking themselves, “Will my job be relevant in five to ten years?” and “Will my children be entering a job market full...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Welding Education in Correctional Facilities: Spurring Positive Change

Correctional facilities are tasked with rehabilitating inmates and preparing them for successful reentry into society. Rehabilitation can come in many forms, including drug treatment programs, behavioral therapy, family reunification, religious services, and access to education and vocational training. Of course,...

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Welding Flaws Lead to SEPTA Crisis

By July 3rd, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) had to remove 115 out of 120 of its newest Silverliner V cars due to a welding flaw that led to fatigue cracks. SEPTA is the major transit provider for Philadelphia,...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

What Does the Trans Pacific Partnership Mean for Manufacturing? Pt.2

In our last blog entry, we examined some of the promises made in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) informed by the opinions of scholars and economists. A survey of free trade legislation since the Bretton Woods conference at the end...

Friday, July 15th, 2016

What Does the Trans Pacific Partnership Mean for Manufacturing? Pt.1

Given the vast reach of the welding profession in industries as varied as auto manufacturing, construction, jewelry, and aerospace, welding professionals will have much to gain or lose in the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) — depending on...

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Ford Puts Aluminum in the Front Seat

For more than 100 years, steel has been the go-to material for the automobile industry. In recent years, however, the industry’s love affair with the iron-carbon alloy has begun to wane. In fact, many automobile giants are putting steel in...

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Welding: The Driving Force of the Economy

The industries that use welding to manufacture their products are the driving force of a modern economy. They are largely responsible for the infrastructure, capital goods, and commercial products that sustain a relatively high standard of living for billions of...

Monday, June 27th, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

Welding Helps Farmers Grow More than Crops Welding skills can be a very profitable part of your business, even if that business is not welding. Summer Camps Introduce Girls to Welding Teachers and industry leaders join forces to create summer...

Monday, June 27th, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

Four Strategies for Improving Welding Education Instructor Doug Thompson shares four proven strategies for helping students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to stand out in the job market. Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing Welding Education Virtual reality is making its...

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

AWS Releases Two New Online Welding Courses

Last year, AWS launched the Educational Library, a comprehensive collection of online courses specifically designed to meet the needs of welding students and educators. Originally consisting of 7 courses and over 75 hours of educational material, this already wide-ranging series...

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Trophies: Metallic Marvels

The NBA Finals, Copa America, and the UEFA European Championships are already well underway. Each of these tournaments feature teams comprised of the finest players in the world, duking it out and giving it their all. But what are they...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Evaluation of the Susceptibility of Duplex Stainless Steel 2205 to Hydrogen Assisted Cracking in REAC Systems

Evaluation of the Susceptibility of Duplex Stainless Steel 2205 to Hydrogen Assisted Cracking in REAC Systems

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Chicago Prepares Students for the Future of Manufacturing

Chicago is serious about closing the ever-growing manufacturing skills gap. The city has announced its plan to spend $75 million of its hard-earned money on a state-of-the-art manufacturing training facility. The 105,000 square-foot facility will be built on the campus...

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Welding Helps Farmers Grow More than Crops

Agriculture is expensive. Whether you’re working with livestock or crops, the costs of irrigation, feed, fertilizer, and pest control can add up quickly. Never mind the profit loss due to pests, weather, and lack of demand. Then there’s the cost...

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Enhancing Welding Education through Community Involvement

Learning to weld takes practice. No matter how you’re learning, or who you’re learning from, every student needs to log some time behind an electrode to truly understand the craft. However, practice doesn’t have to stay in the workshop. Public...

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Industrial Perspective Of Using Welding Knowledge To Resolve Complex Industrial Problems

Industrial Perspective Of Using Welding Knowledge To Resolve Complex Industrial Problems

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Summer Camps Introduce Girls to Welding

Not many girls are encouraged to pursue welding as a viable career option. In fact, most young girls are pushed toward the teaching, nursing, and business fields. Within the last few years, however, that trend has started to change. With...