Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

October 2016 Newsletter

John Lopez, the Metal Sculpting Cowboy A cowyboy artist creates stunning works of welded art that reflect South Dakota’s unique natural, cultural, and historical heritage. Five Tips for Preventing Welding Fires Safety practices are essential to safeguarding people and property...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

September 2016 Newsletter

Mark Your Calendars for Manufacturing Day Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to showcase modern technologies, attract new professionals, and improve the public image of manufacturing. Manufacturing Apprenticeships Increase Profits, Productivity, and Employment Studies show that apprenticeships increase worker productivity,...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Welding Competition & BBQ at FABTECH 2016

FABTECH 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, will host the 2016 Welding Without Borders: Welding Thunder Fabrication Team Invitational on Wednesday, November 16th, from 9 am to...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Positive Projections for the Welding Equipment Industry

Persistence Market Research (PMR) has released a new report entitled “Welding Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016-2024”, in which they provide a comprehensive analysis of the global welding equipment market. The study offers insights into the key factors...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

A Tribute to the Transformative Experience of Welding

This fall, art teacher Patrick Camut, of Charleroi High School in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, returned to his classroom with some unusual art terms added to his vocabulary. Among them are welder’s helmet; electric arc; spot welders; acetylene torches, soldering; and T-joints....

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Wavy Interface in Characteristics in Ballistic Spin Impact Stud Welding of Copper To Low Carbon Steel

Wavy Interface in Characteristics in Ballistic Spin Impact Stud Welding of Copper To Low Carbon Steel

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

All About AWS Endorsements

Here at the American Welding Society (AWS), we often get questions about supplemental credentials called endorsements. With that in mind, we’ve put together the following list of questions and answers to help shed light on the nature, purpose, and value...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

WCTC Launches First-of-Its-Kind Welding and Fabrication Apprenticeship Program

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in southeastern Wisconsin is making education history. The college is the very first to launch a comprehensive welding and metal fabrication apprenticeship program. Unlike other apprenticeship programs, this one offers hands-on learning for both welding...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Mark Your Calendars for Manufacturing Day

Oct. 7th marks the fifth annual Manufacturing Day, where thousands of people around the world meet to share information about the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Day provides an opportunity for industry leaders and professionals to address the skilled labor shortage, showcase...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

John Lopez, the Metal Sculpting Cowboy

Metal sculptor John Lopez is a product of his upbringing along the Grand River in Lemmon, South Dakota. This is the same place where Sitting Bull was born and later died, and where thousands of buffalo roamed free before the...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Five Tips for Preventing Welding Fires

On Aug. 23, at 11:30 a.m., black smoke filled the morning sky above Knoxville, Tennessee. A worker at Keisler Automation was welding a vehicle component when the part caught fire. Within seconds, the fire also spread to nearby garages, destroying...

Friday, August 26th, 2016

An Unconventional Journey in Welding

Not many 21st century youths dream of becoming blacksmiths, but Eric Brownstein did. Even less likely was his return to dreaming of metalwork after he received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Wheaton College in 2009. However, Eric has never led...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter

What Does the Trans Pacific Partnership Mean for Manufacturing? Pt.1 How to Become a CWI The first installment of this two-part blog examines the proposed TPP agreement in light of previous free trade legislation. What Does the Trans Pacific Partnership Mean...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Post Weld Heat Treatment Effects On SMSS Deposit Mechanical Properties

Post Weld Heat Treatment Effects On SMSS Deposit Mechanical Properties

Friday, August 19th, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

AWS Releases Two New Online Welding Courses Welding Fundamentals II and Metallurgy II are now available. Like all AWS courses, they feature engaging multimedia content designed to facilitate learning. Ford Puts Aluminum in the Front Seat Ford is capitalizing on...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

There’s a New Rodeo in Town

The word rodeo usually invokes scenes of cowboys roping steer and riding wild bulls in front of a cheering crowd. However, for a growing number of people, the word rodeo conjures up images of welders going toe-to-toe in a contest...

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Development of a Tri-Mode Heating Method for Microwave Joining

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Manufacturing Apprenticeships Increase Profits, Productivity, and Employment

Current Employment Challenges With presidential nominees unveiling economic plans, American voters are thinking about job security. Many are asking themselves, “Will my job be relevant in five to ten years?” and “Will my children be entering a job market full...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Welding Education in Correctional Facilities: Spurring Positive Change

Correctional facilities are tasked with rehabilitating inmates and preparing them for successful reentry into society. Rehabilitation can come in many forms, including drug treatment programs, behavioral therapy, family reunification, religious services, and access to education and vocational training. Of course,...

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Welding Flaws Lead to SEPTA Crisis

By July 3rd, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) had to remove 115 out of 120 of its newest Silverliner V cars due to a welding flaw that led to fatigue cracks. SEPTA is the major transit provider for Philadelphia,...