Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

June 2015 Newsletter

Welded Art: From Scrap Piles to Art Galleries  Welders Take Upcycling to the Next Level with Incredible Works of Arts. Why Aren’t There More Women in Welding? The 2015 Women in Manufacturing Study explores the reasons behind the dearth of...

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

STEP Ahead Initiative Addresses Dearth of Women in Manufacturing

In the midst of all the reports and editorials debating, debunking, and detailing the skills gap, it can sometimes be easy to overlook simple solutions to complicated problems. STEP Ahead, an initiative dedicated to recognizing excellence and leadership among women in manufacturing, has...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Evaluation of Solidification Cracking Susceptibility in High Chromium, Ni-base Filler Metals

Evaluation of Solidification Cracking Susceptibility in High Chromium, Ni-base Filler Metals

Monday, June 29th, 2015

WELDLINK Brings the Welding Industry Together

              The Growing Problem Declining public spending on infrastructure over the last 20 years has made the specter of living in a world of splintering bridges, crumbling buildings, and leaking dams a very real...

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Welded Art: From Scrap Piles to Art Galleries

                Meet Cynthia Daniel In the ruins of a quiet Dallas junkyard, longtime welder and artist Cynthia Daniel carefully scans the ground in search of long-forgotten pieces of metal. She hopes to find...

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Numerical Modeling of a Moving, Oscillating Welding Heat Source

Numerical Modeling of a Moving, Oscillating Welding Heat Source

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Why Aren’t There More Women in Manufacturing?

Women make up about 57 percent of the labor force, but only about 27 percent of the manufacturing workforce. The 2015 Women in Manufacturing Study asked over 600 women professionals across the manufacturing industry what motivates them to remain in...

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

May 2015 Newsletter

Vocational Schools Offer Promising Careers  Vocational training provides a promising alternative to college as the demand for skilled workers rises. Making Sense of Manufacturing Wages Manufacturing wage reports often mask the disparity among the different tiers of manufacturing workers. Welding...

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

April 2015 Newsletter

Building a Better Tank Car The CPC-1232 tank car was designed to replace the much less safe DOT-111, but the recent spate of accidents may lead to the adoption of the new DOT-117 standard. Does Your Welding Helmet Need Glasses?...

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

March 2015 Newsletter

Show me the Money: Welding Wages Across the United States  AWS Learning looks at the factors driving welder‘s wages and what you need to consider before heading out in search of a larger paycheck. Why a CWS Really Matters, Pt.1...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Not Made in America: Walmart’s Chinese Bargain Walmart’s low prices come at the expense ofAmerican manufacturing jobs. The Top 5 Reasons to Become a CWS This challenging career comes with some rewarding benefits. What Does a CWS Do? Many of a...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Failure Analysis of Dissimilar Weld Joint on Transfer Line of Direct Reduction Steel Plant

Failure Analysis of Dissimilar Weld Joint on Transfer Line of Direct Reduction Steel Plant

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

9-Year Recertification Explained Learn about the four different paths to Nine Year CWO Recertification and link to resources to help you choose the best option. 9-Year Recertification: Helpful Tips AWS Professor Jim Greer offers sage advice about Nine Year CWI...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The World’s Largest Friction Stir Welding Machine

Sometimes size matters, and when it comes to friction stir welding, 2015 is shaping up to be all about bigger and better. May 2015 marked the completion of the largest capacity linear friction stir welding machine ever constructed. The new...

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A New Approach to Lowering Manganese Exposure During Welding

A New Approach to Lowering Manganese Exposure During Welding

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Welding on Wheels

If people can’t get to a classroom, why not bring the classroom to them? That’s what First Institute Training & Management of Illinois is doing to combat the skills gap. Their mobile welding classroom is working, and it’s starting to...

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Ferritic and Austenitic Welds in High Strength Steels

Ferritic and Austenitic Welds in High Strength Steels

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Weld Metal Microfissuring in Fe-Ni-Co-Cr Alloy

Weld Metal Microfissuring in Fe-Ni-Co-Cr Alloy

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Vocational Schools Offer Promising Career Paths

BY: Monica Gomez For years, the trend among high school guidance counselors has been to steer students toward universities instead of vocational schools. Lately, however, the bleak job market has left parents finding it difficult to justify the high cost...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Welding Our Way To Mars

In 2014, NASA made history with the successful test flight of the new Orion spacecraft being developed to eventually take a four man crew all the way to Mars. Orion will be the first spacecraft capable of carrying humans (the...