Shanen Aranmor, of Yuma, AZ, has dual passions for welding and teaching, so a few years ago she decided to combine them to form Weld Like a Girl, a company that promotes women empowerment through the act of welding. The idea for the organization came to her when she was a college professor for wellness and psychology … Continue reading Welding Workshops Foster Women’s Empowerment
Researchers discuss the latest advances in using the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) process to join different types of steels as well as different combinations of steels and Ni-based alloys.
If you missed the solar eclipse last month, you’ll get another chance on April 8, 2024 when another one will be visible across the United States. I was lucky enough to catch the August 21st eclipse. I traveled to Idaho to observe it, specifically the town of Rexburg which was in the line of totality. … Continue reading Solar Eclipse Highlights the Wonder of Welding Glass
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
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?
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
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
Carl Cross of Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses 5 metrics related to solidification cracking susceptibility that are used to predict alloy weldability, explain cracking mechanisms, and facilitate alloy development.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a group of methods used to evaluate the soundness of welds without destroying the part under examination. These NDT methods are used by certified welding inspectors (CWIs) to make sure that welds meet the in-service requirements prescribed by relevant codes and contracts. It’s an important job because everyday millions of people … Continue reading NDT Training Made Easy
Earlier this year, President Trump signed a memorandum calling for a plan to ensure that work on new and existing pipelines be performed with “materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law.” This is welcome news given the precipitous decrease in American manufacturing … Continue reading The Meaning of Manufacturing and Why it Matters