Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Taking the Explosion out of Explosion Welding

Military personnel first noticed the ability of an explosion to fuse metals during World War I when exploding bombs caused shrapnel to embed itself in nearby metal objects. The process was then recreated under lab conditions and perfected for manufacturing....

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Are We Restoring through Reshoring?

Last year, we reported on a trend in manufacturing that saw jobs returning to the United States. The trend was tentative at best; a handful of companies were considering reshoring, with even fewer actively pursuing the initiative. Until recently, offshoring...

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Microstructural Comparison of a High Strength Steel Weld Metal Due to Changes in Welding Arc Weave Parameters

Microstructural Characterization of Dissimilar Metal Cold Metal Transfer Weld Overlays

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing Welding Education

Virtual reality (VR) is now a practical reality. In fact, the technology is going through a renaissance, with smart phone companies, video game developers, and even movie studios looking into ways to use virtual simulations. Although VR technology has been...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

Metal Artist Stuns with Welded Masterpieces Armed with a welding torch, this Mexican-American artist forges breathtaking, towering sculptures that range from the epic to the macabre. Laser Welding Adds Shine to the Jewelry Industry Increased precision and lower equipment costs...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

Students Combine 3D Printing and Welding to Produce a New Kind of Bike University students show that wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) can be used to produce practical and beautiful products. New Laser Power Measurement Technique Improves Accuracy The National...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

February 2016 Newsletter

AWS Foundation National Scholarships AWS and AWS Foundation donors offer scholarships to assist students pursuing training, certificates and degrees in welding and welding related fields. Tightrope Artist Welds His Way to New Heights A multitalented artist and welder combines his...

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Metal Artist Stuns with Welded Masterpieces

David Madero isn’t your typical sculptor. He doesn’t wield a chisel, and you won’t find abstract shapes or Greek goddesses in his workshop. Armed with a welding torch, the Mexican-American artist forges breathtaking, towering sculptures that range from the epic...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

What Do Trade Agreements Mean for You?

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a safe bet you’re a part of the manufacturing industry. If the words “trade agreement” fill you with a sense of foreboding, then there’s also a pretty safe bet you watch the news. The...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

New Welded Component Brings NASA One Step Closer to Mars

NASA recently completed welding on a new component of their revolutionary Space Launch System (SLS), bringing the rocket one step closer to the stars. The new component is called a liquid oxygen tank confidence article. Standing over 200 feet with...

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Multiphysics Modeling of a Welded Furnace Roll for Improving Creep Fatigue Life

Multiphysics Modeling of a Welded Furnace Roll for Improving Creep Fatigue Life

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Laser Welding Adds Shine to the Jewelry Industry

When you’re shopping for an anniversary bracelet, or a broach for a special occasion, the last thing you probably think of is welding (unless you’re thinking of how much welding you’ll have to do to pay for each stunning piece!)....

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

New Laser Power Measurement Technique Improves Accuracy

How do you measure the force of light? It’s something scientists have discussed since the 1700s. Today, that question is being answered with a new process that stands to revolutionize laser welding applications. Featured in this month’s Welding Journal, the...

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Enter to Win the AWS Classroom Experience!

More resources make for better welding education, and the AWS Classroom gives you and your students direct access to cutting-edge welding training materials supported by a wealth of industry expertise. The American Welding Society believes in investing in education and...

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

FABTECH Showcases the Future of 3D Printing

Imagine a world where an item is instantly made for you at home only minutes after you’ve ordered it online. How about designing an artificial limb for your patient, and then watching it take shape right before your very eyes?...

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Students Combine 3D Printing and Welding to Produce a New Kind of Bike

3D metal printing made its appearance on the world stage just a few short years ago. However, it has already begun to revolutionize the manufacturing industry – with big companies like DIY Rockets, General Electric, Boeing, Ford, and Rolls-Royce using...

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

January 2016 Newsletter

New Metal Nanocomposite May Revolutionize Transportation Researchers at UCLA have developed a magnesium-silicon carbide composite that is stronger, lighter, and more heat-resistant than many manufacturing metals. Snake Welder Slithers onto the Scene OC Robotics and TWI Ltd have developed an...

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Your Future is Just a Click Away

Effective infographics present information in a clear, concise, and visually compelling manner. This one, pubished by the Tulsa Welding School, illustrates many of the opportunities a career in welding has to offer. It also highlights the regions and career paths...

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Tightrope Artist Welds His Way to New Heights

Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much care and craftsmanship goes into a quality weld. You’d probably reflect on it more if that weld was responsible for keeping you suspended several hundred feet above the ground. Needless to say,...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

AWS Foundation National Scholarships

If you’re applying to this year’s round of AWS Foundation national scholarships, the February 15 deadline for applications is fast approaching. If you’ve never heard of AWS Foundation scholarships and are considering further education, then this is the perfect time...