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Arc Applications Inc. announces staff addition

October 30, 2015

Arc Applications Inc., York, Pa., has announced the hiring of Jason R. Rausch. He has a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering from The Ohio State University. Rausch brings to the company experience in production and procedure development for industries including oil and gas and heavy...

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Lincoln Electric to invest $30 million in Ohio welding technology center

October 30, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co., a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has announced plans to invest about $30 million in a new welding technology center on its Euclid, Ohio, campus. The center will focus on the training of welding educators and industry leaders to address the rising demand for...

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College of DuPage introduces welding technology degree program

October 29, 2015

College of DuPage (COD), Glen Ellyn, Ill., has launched a new welding technology degree program to prepare students to earn credentials from the American Welding Society (AWS). Recently approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the program trains graduates for occupations in production,...

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100-hour workweeks and the art of welding

October 29, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Imagine 100-hour workweeks. Overload, fatigue, and burnout are to be expected. But it’s also very rewarding when your hard work bears fruit.

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Merrill Institute’s manager of operations receives 2015 Excellence in Welding Award

October 27, 2015

Alma, Mich.-based educational welding organization Merrill Institute has announced that Jason North, manager of operations and industrial training, has received the 2015 Excellence in Welding Award for his dedication to promoting the image of welding in his community. The award is issued by the...

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Praxair Skills Pipeline students graduate from Louisiana colleges

October 23, 2015

Danbury, Conn.-based Praxair Inc. has announced that nearly 100 welding students are graduating from the company’s inaugural Skills Pipeline program in Louisiana. The company will continue to support the program in 2016 through the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)....

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Coldwater Machine named exclusive distributor for Avant Garde Technology

October 21, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of specialized equipment and solid-state welding/joining systems in Coldwater, Ohio, has established a business agreement with Avant Garde Technology, Lake Mary, Fla., providing Coldwater exclusive sales representation and turnkey manufacturing rights to Avant...

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Autodarkening helmet offers brightest view in light state

October 19, 2015

The vegaview2.5 autodarkening welding helmet from optrel inc. offers the brightest view in light state with a shade level 2.5, says the company. Shade level 2.5 offers welders a 400 percent brighter view of their environment than a typical shade level 4 in light state, according to the...

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A new spin on welding

October 19, 2015 | By Tim Heston

SpinArc, a kind of gas metal arc welding, rotates the wire at a controlled speed, diameter, and direction. This feature reportedly improves weld quality and productivity, and it makes more types of weld joints possible.

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Shields maintain argon gas coverage during weld cooling to prevent oxidation

October 16, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers Trailing Shields® designed to ensure that welds stay under a protective argon gas cover while the hot weld metal is cooling to prevent oxidation on contact with air. They are available in a flat style for sheet metal welding or in a curved style for...

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Multiprocess welding machine withstands harsh environments

October 16, 2015

The Flextec® 500 multiprocess welding machine from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 500 amps of inverter welding power. Designed for harsh operating conditions, it withstands environments such as construction, fabrication, and shipbuilding. Compatible with a variety of wire feeder types,...

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SMAW/GTAW machine available with digital meter

October 15, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers the SMAW-/GTAW-capable CST™ 280 series machine with an optional digital meter for precise control when presetting and monitoring welding amperage. The machine is suitable for welding pipe and plate in power plant construction, petrochemical construction,...

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The new era of welding data collection

October 12, 2015 | By Joe Daniel

Welding technology developers have moved beyond simply collecting welding information for later review to creating software that allows fabricators to control production and assembly processes.

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When imagination meets craftsmanship

October 8, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson

The fleur de lis is a well-known symbol with deeps roots in Louisiana culture. However, the massive 14-ft., three-sided stainless steel version of the fleur de lis that sits atop a water fountain at the UL Lafayette Quadrangle is a larger-than-life representation of what can happen when you mix imagination with talent along with some good old-fashioned craftsmanship

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How the mental game applies to welding—lessons from Yogi

October 8, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Various factors help determine success in any field, be it baseball or welding. Skills and physical stamina are important. So is your mentality.

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