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...

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Fundamentals Of Welding In Overlay Welding, Weld Cladding, and Quality Of Welds For Use In Industry

Fundamentals Of Welding In Overlay Welding, Weld Cladding, and Quality Of Welds For Use In Industry

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Four Strategies for Improving Welding Education

For 15 years, Doug Thompson has helped the youth of Floyd County, Virginia find work in a rural area where it’s hard to come by the professional tools they need to succeed. To overcome the geographic obstacles, Thompson created a...

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...