All posts by Carlos Plaza

A Century of Innovations in Aerospace Welding Culminates in a New Edition of D17.1

The AWS D17 Committee on Welding in the Aircraft and Aerospace Industries just released the third edition of D17.1 Specification for Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications. Last revised in 2010 and amended in 2012, the publication of this revision affords the perfect opportunity to trace the evolution of welding in aviation and aerospace that culminated in … Continue reading A Century of Innovations in Aerospace Welding Culminates in a New Edition of D17.1

August 2017 Newsletter

NDT Training Made Easy New NDT online courses feature engaging experts and real-world simulations that help students master complex topics and apply new skills on the job. Manufacturing Communities Act Promises Renewal Proposed law aims to incentivize the development of technology, infrastructure, skilled workforce, and partnerships to spur the growth of American manufacturing. AWS D1K … Continue reading August 2017 Newsletter

Are You Really Ready to Take a CWI Seminar?

CWI seminars are popular these days. Whether it’s the one-week, intensive seminar hosted by the American Welding Society (AWS), or one of several programs offered by commercial organizations, seats fill up with individuals eager to take the next step in their welding and fabrication careers. But who is a CWI seminar for? Is it for welders … Continue reading Are You Really Ready to Take a CWI Seminar?

AWS D1K Subcommittee Revises D1.6 Welding Code for 2017

A brand new edition of AWS D1.6 Structural Welding Code—Stainless Steel is hot off the press! The substantially revised code includes new requirements that address the materials, technologies, and processes that have emerged since the last edition was published in 2007. The AWS D1K Subcommittee on Stainless Steel, which developed the code, also made the 2017 edition more … Continue reading AWS D1K Subcommittee Revises D1.6 Welding Code for 2017

Manufacturing Communities Act Promises Renewal

Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators voted to advance the Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act (S. 701) in the Senate Commerce Committee. The goal of the legislation is to improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing by designating and supporting manufacturing communities. A “manufacturing community” consists of at least one institution … Continue reading Manufacturing Communities Act Promises Renewal