Since 1989 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) had classified welding fumes and welding-related UV radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. That changed in March of this year when 17 scientists from 10 countries met to review more recent observational and experimental studies. Based on this new evidence, … Continue reading Welding Fumes Reclassified as Group 1 Carcinogen
The American Welding Society has been the leading body in the creation of welding standards since 1922, when they published “Standards for Testing Welds,” and “Welding Wire Specifications.” Simply stated, a standards is a document used repeatedly as a rule, guideline, or definition. “It is these AWS standards that help ensure industries around the world … Continue reading The Benefits of Becoming an AWS Technical Committee Member
Learn about the metallurgical properties that should be considered when selecting a wire and see high-speed footage of the effects of shielding gas on arc characteristics and transfer mode.
How to know if your education and work experience has prepared you to become a CWI A higher income, new career challenges, personal enrichment, there are many reasons why after working as a welder, inspector, or engineer for a few years, many decide to solidify their passion for their profession and become an American Welding … Continue reading Are You Ready to be an AWS Certified Welding Inspector?
Hollywood Discovers Underwater Welding Ryan Gosling is leading an effort to produce a movie adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s 2012 graphic novel, “The Underwater Welder.” Computer-Based Certification Testing: What to Expect AWS introduces convenient computer-based testing at PROMETRIC sites across the United States. WANTED: Tech-savvy Welders Technological innovations have created a need for welding operators with … Continue reading April 2017 Newsletter
Researchers at Ohio State look for the cause of hydrogen assisted and sulfide stress cracking in manifolds used to transport oil from the ocean floor.
Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center explore the use of friction stir welding to fabricate aluminum to steel transition joints for marine applications.
Researchers created an experimental iron-based hardfacing alloy overlay to evaluate how laser hot wire (LHW) process parameters affect dilution.
Morris High School recently used money from their Computer and Technical Education budget to purchase a new machine. It includes a helmet, a computer monitor, and a plastic wand connected to a cable that leads to a shiny red cart. If it weren’t in the school’s machining lab you might think it was a really … Continue reading Tech Program Discovers the Benefits of Virtual Welder
How Does the New AWS QC1 Affect CAWI, CWI & SCWI Certification?, Pt.3 We conclude our three part series on the major revisions to the latest edition of AWS QC1 with a look at clauses 11 through 16. Tips for TIG Welding on Stainless Steel Prison welding program provides opportunity for personal growth, increased self-confidence, and … Continue reading March 2017 Newsletter