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A Weld of Possibilities

Another week has come to a close as we draw nearer to 2012. Chatter about virtual reality creating welding jobs, articles on new welding courses, and more are all in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!


Special News

Hanford welder’s custom motorcycles make impression at bike shows

According to Dalton Walker, his skill at welding comes naturally to him because it runs in the family.

"I've always liked building things ever since I was little," Dalton said. "So, when my dad started his welding business, I was all for it. I learned a lot from him."

There's a weld of possibilities out there

Ed Kordys' welding work had included space capsule antennas and aircraft engine parts, so he knew something was different when his project manager assigned him to work on fuses for several new Harpoon anti-ship missiles.



Welding Industry

ESAB Introduces ICE Submerged Arc Welding Technology

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products introduces ICE technology. ICE is a submerged arc welding technology that enhances productivity by using an Integrated Cold Electrode, according to ESAB.


Welding Jobs

Virtual Reality Could Lead To Real Welding Jobs

These days, it seems like there's a video game that simulates just about everything. But at one local community college, students are using virtual reality to help them learn real skills. 

"We don't need any more American Idols," Joel Leonard said flatly. "We need more welders."


Welding Schools/Programs

Academy offers new course on welding

GCA Trades Academy is starting a new welding class on Saturday.

Ernie Candoleta, a certified welding instructor of the National Center for Construction Education and Research, will teach the class, according to the GCA Trades Academy press release.

EvCC hosts welding workshop

High school students across the state begin preparing for the First Robotics Competition with the help of welding students from EvCC, who took the high school students under their wings during a welding workshop to show them a few pointers.


Welding Students

Welding Students Bring ‘Real’ to Life at Dulles Airport

There are a lot of winners in this story: Damon Putman’s welding students at Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg, the firefighters who report to Dulles International Airport for FAA regulated training at the Live Fire Training Center and the taxpayers.


Welding Gone Wrong

Test Mistake Boots Tulsa Welding Student From School

Jayson Martinez had a rough week in his Tulsa Welding School class.

"They called me into the office and told me I was withdrawn from school," said Martinez.

NDSU fire caused by welding unit

A welding unit is believed to be the cause of a fire at an NDSU repair shop building.



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