Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Cut Bank’s Arc Angels

An all women welding class in Cut Bank, Montana, is creating a bit of local buzz this month, according to the Cut Bank Pioneer Press. Their name? The Arc Angels. Their mission? To have fun. The Arc Angels are a …

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Welding a Crystal Ball: The Construction of the Iconic New Year’s Eve Ball

Every year, millions of people around the world gather around the television at midnight to watch the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball descend in Times Square. It’s a tradition that’s more than 100 years old. What most people don’t know …

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

March 2014 Newsletter

Bridging the Skills Gap Greater interaction between employers and industry educators may be the key to success. The Merrill Institute raises the bar in welder training. Welding students hone their skills turning trash into treasure. How to avoid the many …

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Four Questions You Need To Ask Before Welding

Welding safety is a serious concern that requires a consistent and proactive approach. Hardly a week goes by without a newspaper somewhere in the US reporting on a fire caused by a stray welding spark. But maintaining a safety-conscious work …

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Friday, March 21st, 2014

Bridging the Skills Gap

The welding industry currently faces a workforce crisis. Although there is a steady flow of applicants seeking work, few employers are finding what they actually need: workers with the right specializations and certifications to perform the skills that are missing …

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

When Failure is Not an Option

This month, the Welding Journal is running a profile on the Merrill Institute in Alma, Michigan, a facility that offers an intensive and successful welder training program and is also an American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility (ATF). An ATF …

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Learning to Weld through the Art of Upcycling

When Gary Brunsman of Hamilton, Ohio set out to help community workers learn the basic skills of welding, he ran into a problem: Materials. Brunsman and his students had trouble finding metals that they could use when practicing the fundamentals …

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Reviewing Welding Procedures: Common Mistakes

A welding procedure specification is a document. It contains a set of written instructions that welders use to make a weld. Normally, the WPS is written in compliance with a specific code, specification, or definition. Common examples include ANSI/AWS B2.1, …

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Laboratory-Scale Collision Welding and Welding Parameter Characterization

Laboratory-Scale Collision Welding and Welding Parameter Characterization

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

February 2014 Newsletter

Welding Apps for When You’re On The Go Several free and easy-to-use, welding related apps. Education opportunities for welders are growing as the U.S. faces a shortage of skilled workers and a rising number of industrial construction projects. Crystal Lynn …

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Welding Apps for When You’re on the Go

In today’s digitally saturated world it’s hard to avoid the notion of the app. Apps—short for applications—are bite-sized software programs that users download onto their mobile phones or tablet from the Internet. There are apps for just about every conceivable …

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

2nd Generation Woman Welder Finds Power in Welding

Twenty-nine year old Crystal Lynn Galizia loves to weld. The Thief River Falls, Minnesota resident recently followed her mother into the trade and looks forward to a prosperous career in what many regard as a man’s job. In the following …

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Ultrasound Inspection Technology Poised to Save Time and Money

New ultrasound technology that allows welds to be inspected as they’re being produced may be the answer to costly and inefficient traditional inspection techniques. The January issue of the Welding Journal has a case study on the new technology’s performance …

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Monday, February 10th, 2014

Failure Analysis of Lean Solution Cooler Exchanger Tube to Tube-Sheet (TTS) Weld Failure

Failure Analysis of Lean Solution Cooler Exchanger Tube to Tube-Sheet (TTS) Weld Failure

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Skilled Worker Shortage Spurs Educational Opportunities

Education opportunities for welders, potential welders, and other skilled craftsmen are steadily growing as the U.S. faces an increasing shortage of skilled workers and a rising number of industrial construction projects. Contractors have been left struggling to find workers capable …

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Recent Developments in Joining Technologies for Electronic Packaging

Recent Developments in Joining Technologies for Electronic Packaging

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Energy Boom Sparks Need for Welders and Energy Welding Conference

The energy boom is on. The advent of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has set the U.S. on the path to becoming the largest oil and natural gas producer in the world. The extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus …

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Monday, January 27th, 2014

Development of AC Gas Metal Arc Welding for Thin Aluminum Components

Development of AC Gas Metal Arc Welding for Thin Aluminum Components

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

E-Learning: Something for Everyone

Interested in physics? How about American history, Economics or the music of the Beatles? It’s all just a few clicks away. The recent explosion of online educational resources has made a dizzying array of educational content available to anyone with …

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

January 2014 Newsletter

E-Learning: Something for Everyone The internet offers a wealth of learning opportunities. American Welding Online highlights the achievements of women in welding and quizzes leading ladies on the keys to success. Who presently offers any type of training beyond a …

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