Stephanie Vaughan

Contributing Writer



Arc Welding | Articles

Beating the welder shortage, recession blues

March 14, 2002 | By Stephanie Vaughan

Seven OEMs of welding torches and guns talk about fabricator challenges and how they see gun and torch technology changing to help them in the future. Some challenges fabricators face are a skilled welder shortage, an economic recession, and welder safety.

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Automation and Robotics | Articles

Taking a closer look at welding robotics and automation

February 28, 2002 | By Stephanie Vaughan

Robotics and automation are on the rise in welding, especially as the need for welders remains. This article discusses the future of robotics and automation in welding: improvements expected to be necessary, e-commerce concerns, and higher customer demands.

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Metals/Materials | Articles

Steering toward aluminum Trends in the automotive industry

February 28, 2002 | By Stephanie Vaughan

Advances in the use of aluminum for cars and trucks could pave the way for greater use of the metal in the future.

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Arc Welding | Articles

A dream come true

January 24, 2002 | By Stephanie Vaughan

By the time he was 12, John Rubino was on a quest: He wanted to weld sculptures.

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Arc Welding | Articles

One person's trash is another person's ... seahorse?

August 16, 2001 | By Stephanie Vaughan

Washington artist Dan Klennert and his quest to renew the spirit of old scrap metal in new sculptures is distinctive, to say the least. He welds uses the shielded metal arc welding process and creates dinosaurs, horses, fish, giraffes, and almost anything else he sets his mind on.

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Safety | Articles

Common threads in workplace safety: How different committees work to ensure the health and safety of their workers

April 24, 2001 | By Stephanie Vaughan

Although various safety committees differ somewhat from plan to plan, they all function as a means to promote workplace health and safety. Different components of a safety plan include responsibilities, activities, and the structure of each company's committee.

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