Friday, September 12th, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Become a CWI

Certified Welding Inspectors have a wide range of responsibilities, making them one of the busiest persons in the welding field. So what makes becoming a CWI worth all that hard work, and why is CWI one of the most popular...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

What Does a Certified Welding Inspector Do?

Many welders start out without any long-term career goals. However, the field of welding offers many different paths, both in terms of jobs and industries. There are pipefitters, iron welders, sheet metal workers, robotic weld technicians, welding equipment salespersons, welding...

Monday, September 8th, 2014

August 2014 Newsletter

Exciting Careers in Welding Welders are needed in a host of industries, from NASA to NASCAR. The mechanics of games are being used to promote engagement in education. NASA’s advanced welding technologies allow the next generation of spacecraft to reach...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Exciting Careers in Welding

October 3rd, 2014 is Manufacturing Day, an event in which manufacturers across the country will be opening their doors to show students, job seekers and the general public the potential to be found in a manufacturing career. A couple of...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Game On: Gamifying Education

Last week, we examined the psychology behind motivation and its importance in education. We determined that intrinsic, or internal, motivation (doing things because you want to) is more effective than extrinsic, or external, motivation (doing things just because you’re being...

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Motivation in Education

Dedicated educators are always on the lookout for ways to improve teaching and learning. In recent years, technology driven innovations such as smart boards, iPads, and online courses have greatly facilitated both. But it’s really technology in the service of...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Implementing an End-User Driven Product Development Process

Getting Outside Your Own Box: Implementing an End-User Driven Product Development Process

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A Four Phase Approach to Weld Fume Management

Proper weld fume management is not only a moral and legal imperative. A safe and comfortable work place also improves productivity and quality and thus adds to a company’s competitive advantage. Lincoln Electric recommends a four phase approach to evaluating...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Metal Transfer Control in Arcing-Wire GTAW

Metal Transfer Control in Arcing-Wire GTAW

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

July 2014 Newsletter

Welding Opportunities Abound in Manufacturing As Manufacturing Day approaches, AWS looks at business enterprises that highlight the variety of opportunities that a welding career in manufacturing can offer. Welding instructor, Randy Emery on what employers, educators and workers can do...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Welding Opportunities Abound in Manufacturing

On October 3rd, manufacturers across the country will be introducing parents, students, job seekers and other members of their respective communities to the opportunities of a manufacturing career. It’s called Manufacturing Day, a national event put on by hundreds of...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

I, Welding Robots?

The specter of robots taking well-paying manufacturing jobs from humans has long triggered a hostile reaction toward the steady march of automation in industry. There is no denying that robots have revolutionized industries such as auto manufacturing, and that jobs...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Welding: The Final Frontier

NASA requires some of the most advance hardware available in order to construct vehicles capable of slipping out of earth’s gravity and into the wilderness of space. As the organization sets its sights on pushing manned space travel further and...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Stress Relief Cracking in Creep Resistant Steel Welds

Stress Relief Cracking in Creep Resistant Steel Welds

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Help Wanted Conclusion: AWO Asks an Expert

This week, as we conclude our Help Wanted series, we’re joined by Randy Emery, a welding educator at College of the Sequoias, to discuss his views on the skills crisis and what can be done by employers, educators and workers...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Feasibility Study of Cross Arc Welding Process

Feasibility Study of Cross Arc Welding Process

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

The Flipped Classroom American Welding Online looks at the flipped classroom approach and how it can be used to improve welding instruction. Action is required to prevent a regional problem from going national. Students, educators, and employers must take responsibility for the...

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Flipped Classroom

Most of us are familiar with the traditional classroom. You and your classmates file into a room, take your seats, and proceed to take notes on a lecture that your teacher has planned for you. At the end of class,...

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Help Wanted Part 6: Maximizing Education

When we began our series, we focused on a growing problem for employers and workers: welding students dropping out of certification and degree programs because they find non-welding prerequisite courses too difficult or disconnected from what they actually care about....

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Dilution Effect on Solidification Modes in Dissimilar Metal Welds

Dilution Effect on Solidification Modes in Dissimilar Metal Welds