A new edition of the D3.6M, Underwater Welding Code was recently published and includes numerous updates. The internationally recognized code for the welding of structures underwater in both wet and dry environments was first published in 1983 and is currently in its 6th edition. The 2017 edition includes the following changes: The clauses have been … Continue reading AWS Releases New Edition of D3.6M, Underwater Welding Code
Chris Guise has made a career out of patrolling roads and waterways. He patrolled the roads for more than seven years as a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy. Since he joined the Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol in 2004, he’s kept watch over the parish’s teeming waterways and wetlands. The amphibious deputy is on call 24 … Continue reading Meet the Welding Patrolman
By: Asra Jawaid The Future Farmers of America (FFA) welding team at Paso Robles High School has completed an undefeated season with its first-ever first place win at the recent California State FFA Agriculture Welding Championship held on May 5th and 6th in San Luis Obispo. Not only did the team win the overall championship, … Continue reading Welding Team Earns Titles and Real Life Opportunities
Simply leaving the shop door open for ventilation isn’t always enough to prevent the inhalation of dangerous welding fumes. This is particularly true when hardfacing, welding stainless steel, or doing projects that require high arc-on time. Hardfacing also involves heavier flux-cored wire. “Hardfacing is an application that has higher fume-generation … Continue reading Dealing With Welding Fumes
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.