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

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The Future of Manufacturing: The Good, the Bad, and the Not Too Ugly

Manufacturing has a long history in the U.S., as both an economic mainstay and key source of American ingenuity. That will likely continue to be the case, but post recession American manufacturing is otherwise characterized by slow growth and lots...

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Repair Welding of Sensitized Aluminum 5456

Repair Welding of Sensitized Aluminum 5456

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Welding Program Revitalized

Happy New Year! In 2014, both readers and contributors stressed how important it was for schools, companies and individuals to work together to solve the skills and workforce crises facing the welding industry. It’s therefore fitting to begin the new...

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

How to Become a CRI: Tips for Success

Last week, we discussed how becoming a Certified Radiographic Interpreter can make you a more valuable asset to your employer. As a CRI, you are your company’s line of defense against poor quality welds and potential lawsuits. This week, we’ll...

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Certified Radiographic Interpreter

If you joined us last week, then you know what a Certified Radiographic Interpreter does. What you may be wondering is why you should consider becoming one. Well this week, American Welding Online sat down with CRI expert Kenneth Coryell...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

What Does a Certified Radiographic Interpreter Do?

So let’s say you’re interested in a career in welding, but you’re not sure what path you should take. If you’ve been following our blog for the past few months, you probably saw our series about the benefits of pursuing...

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Gearing Up for the New Aluminum F-150

If you’ve ever seen a Ford commercial, then you know Ford prides itself on the sturdiness of their trucks. So it might surprise you to know that the company chose to make the newest model of one of its most...

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Common Core and the Academic/Vocational Divide

In 2009, a state-led effort to construct a set of high-quality standards in mathematics and English language arts and literacy began. The result was the controversial Common Core State Standards Initiative. The standards were meant to be: Research- and evidence-based...

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Workshops for Warriors

Today is Veteran’s Day, and that means AWS wants to offer one more heartfelt salute to all of our active and retired service men and women. Along with that salute, we want to tell you about one more way that...