Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Building a Better Tank Car

In the wake of a deluge of oil tank fires and train derailments, the old industry standard DOT-111 oil tanker hasn’t maintained a good public image. With over 300,000 DOT-111s in the North American fleet, the non-pressurized rail car with...

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

December 2014 Newsletter

How to Become a Certified Radiographic Interpreter: Tips for Success Discover the steps you need to take to become a CRI and learn some tips to help you prepare for the CRI certification exam. Find out what a Certified Radiographic...

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

October 2014 Newsletter

Veterans Welding Training Program UAW-Ford and Wounded Warriors Family Support have partnered to provide a welding training program for military veterans. A veterans welding training program provides Army veteran Ernesto Gomez with a life-changing opportunity. The Hobart Institute of Welding...

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

November 2014 Newsletter

Common Core and the Vocational/Academic Divide What do the Common Core Standards mean for students interested in welding and other skilled trades? Repair shops prepare welders and other specialists to work with the new aluminum-bodied Ford F-150. Workshops for Warriors...

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Trouble on the Tracks: Are Stricter Standards Needed to Stem the Tide of Recent Derailments?

Several recent high-profile train explosions showed signs that revised safety standards for tanker car construction voluntarily adopted by railcar manufacturers back in October of 2011 may be failing to prevent the oil fueled infernos that caused these trains to fall off...

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

7 Things You Can Do For Welding Month

April is National Welding Month, the time of year to think about all the ways that welding holds the world together. From the smallest welds that keep your household goods in one piece, to the major welds that go into...

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Show Me the Money: Welding Wages Across the United States

Here is a sampling of the comments you’ll come across when you search the web for information about the best paying jobs in welding: I think the money is at any job that’s dangerous; Ironworkers, underwater welders, pipe welders… all make a lot, and work...

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Why a Certified Welding Supervisor Really Matters Pt.2

In part one of Why a Certified Welding Supervisor Really Matters industry veteran Jackie Morris began to walk us through the manufacture of a tank in order to highlight the mistakes that cost fabricators of welded products millions of dollars...

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Why a Certified Welding Supervisor Really Matters Pt.1

Certified Welding Supervisors combine management skills with an extensive knowledge of welding processes and welding economics to plan, staff, monitor and safely deliver welding projects according to schedule and budget. Therefore, Certified Welding Supervisors are in a unique position to...

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Top 5 Reasons to Become a Certified Welding Supervisor

Choosing a career path is never easy, so over the last year we’ve been breaking down all of the options the welding industry has to offer to help you determine what path is right for you. This month we’ve looked...

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Application of Power and Temperature Control in FSW

Application of Power and Temperature Control in FSW

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Chimerica: America’s Costly Relationship with China

The term Chimerica has a nice ring to it. It suggests a kind of cooperation, a friendly unity. And it can’t be denied that in some respects, the growing economic partnership between China and the U.S. has been good for...

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Effect of Chromium in NI-Cr-Ta and Ni-Cr-Nb Alloys for Nuclear Power Applications

Effect of Chromium in NI-Cr-Ta and Ni-Cr-Nb Alloys for Nuclear Power Applications

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Solutions for Welding Zinc Coated Steels

Solutions for Welding Zinc Coated Steels

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

NOT Made in America: Walmart’s Chinese Bargain

Wal-Mart’s “everyday low prices” and one-stop-shop philosophy have endeared the retailer giant to Americans as consumers, but the chain’s powerful influence on manufacturing has also had dark consequences for Americans as workers. The shopping chain revolutionized sales by streamlining their...

Friday, February 6th, 2015

New Filler Metal for Producing High-Speed Welds in Thin-Gauge Steels with Minimal Porosity

New Filler Metal for Producing High-Speed Welds in Thin-Gauge Steels with Minimal Porosity

Friday, February 6th, 2015

What Does a Certified Welding Supervisor Do?

Certified Welding Supervisors are critical to a company’s productivity and profitability. To be effective, they need to know and employ a wide range of knowledge, including welding safety, supervision, planning, fabrication, inspection, documentation, and economics. This sounds (and actually is)...

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

9-Year CWI Recertification: Helpful Tips

If you’re a CWI, then you probably know that at some point you’ll need to do your 9-year recertification. AWS offers a number of ways to complete that recertification. These options are designed to make the process easy, but with...

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

9-Year CWI Recertification Explained

If you’re an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), then you probably know that at some point you’ll need to do your 9-year recertification. The American Welding Society (AWS) offers a number of ways to complete that recertification. These options are...

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Controlled Waveform, Low Heat Input GMAW for Reduced Distortion in Shipbuilding Applications

Controlled Waveform, Low Heat Input GMAW for Reduced Distortion in Shipbuilding Applications