Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World
Hope you’ve had a great weekend that will continue on to a great Labor Day! Wind down with some interesting news on welding replacing sutures (ouch!), all of the new and continuing welding programs, and a few welding warnings courtesy of the Welding Gone Wrong section. Those articles and more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!
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If the sparks fly, you may soon be able to ask scientists to weld you and your loved one together, which while it might not be a good idea could soon be a practical one, as Chinese researchers are trying to introduce Ukrainian welding technology into the nation's hospitals.
This fall, Lincoln Electric will make its way back to Hollywood and the big screen, teaming up with Picture Car Warehouse to serve as the exclusive welding supplier for the car-heist motion picture. . .
As economic developers take a look at the importance of skilled trades for the Tri-parish region, Fletcher Technical Community College's welding program is making its mark on the industry by upgrading equipment and preparing plans for an expanded training facility.
The welding program at Wallace Community College’s Sparks campus is leaner and greener, thanks to new simulators.
Trade skills top of class – AUSTRALIA
STUDENTS at Thebarton Senior College are swapping books and pens for welding and construction equipment.
A new trade training centre at the Torrensville school aims to kick-start careers in metal, mining, construction and engineering.
Welding new future for trades – CANADA
Three weeks before it celebrates its 100th anniversary, UA Local 552 officially opened its $1.6 million training centre Friday which is designed to provide training for welders, gasfitters and steamfitters.
Welding Jobs (The Good and Bad)
THERE are still places available for would-be apprentices who want to take up fabrication and welding with employers in Halifax.
Welding Gone Wrong
Firefighters were dispatched Friday morning to a shop fire in the 16000 block of Midway Road between Nampa and Caldwell.
A welding torch is said to be the cause of a warehouse fire in Northeast Austin Sunday.
The contents of the warehouse were initially unknown, so the crews took fewer risks when battling the blaze. They later learned the warehouse was used to store appliances and furniture.
A welding shop owner has been sentenced to two years in jail for causing the death of one of his workers by not taking any preventive measure to prevent a gas cylinder in his establishment from exploding.