March 2, 2016
A recent post on The Fabricator Blog sparked a Facebook discussion about whether welding students and welders should provide their own tools for school and on the job. We opened the discussion up to “Welding Wire” readers. Here are a few of the many responses we received.
March 1, 2016
The first time welder and metal artist Josh Welton displayed his art at a show was at the 2010 Detroit Autorama. Six years later, he’s still participating and enjoying not only the show but the people, including some who have become valued friends and mentors. He also appreciates the opportunity to talk shop and share his passion for welding.
February 24, 2016
Attracting new customers is an important part of keeping a custom fabricating shop in business. However, be wary of the customer that continually takes advantage of your willingness to produce a small quantity of parts on short notice and sends the larger jobs elsewhere. Remember, you can’t keep calling the same buddy to pull you out of the mud and never invite him to the party.
February 22, 2016
The ideas behind the "digital thread" in the manufacturing supply chain may have big potential in custom metal fabrication.
February 17, 2016
With the right skills and support, it’s possible for talented welding students to move directly into a good job with growth potential.
February 16, 2016
For some fab shops with deep ties to the energy sector, the past year and a half has not been fun.
February 15, 2016
What sparked Pat Hopkins' interest in manufacturing wasn't just the technology, but the engaging logic of the entire fabrication process.
February 12, 2016
Under the provision, Industrial Assessment Centers would be able to do more than advise manufacturers.
February 2, 2016
Having your voice matter may be at the core of good culture. This may apply as much to Iowa voters as it does to people on the fab shop floor.
January 28, 2016
Musicians and actors aren’t the only artists worth celebrating and remembering. Take a moment and check out the life and work of rail-car fabricator and artist Thornton Dial.