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We’ve been gone for a while, but now we’re back and full to the seams with what’s going on in the welding world. Ever made a car from scratch? How about using your welding skills to replace old cemetery markers? Catch up with those articles and the latest news on welding events, the industry, programs, and more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! 

Special News

Student uses welding class project to replace old cemetery markers

In the welding program, each student must complete a series of metal projects. While most students weld projects for personal use, the 34-year-old Cortez, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, saw the projects in a different light.

NTC students weld car for fire practice

A group of Northcentral Technical College welders pitches in to help another department save money by making a car from scratch.

Thirtieth anniversary for multi-axis laser cutting and welding systems

The 30th anniversary of Laserdyne and the BeamDirector family of multi-axis laser systems was celebrated in March. These systems have provided manufacturers with a tool to produce increasingly complex three-dimensional shaped components by laser cutting, drilling and welding.

The Metal Sculptor

Take a few transmission gears, some wood screws and Allen-head cap screws, and a fistful of nuts, bolts and washers. Add an old wrench, one antique iron and a broken watch. Throw in some 14-gauge steel cut to resemble feathers. Weld, then cool to room temperature.

Welding Events

Second Dan Drobnick Welding Enduro Planned for June 26 at Big Diamond Speedway – Entry Forms Available Online Now

The second Dan Drobnick Welding Enduro event at Big Diamond Speedway is planned for Sunday, June 26. The first event went off under threatening skies at the Schuylkill County oval last Sunday (May 22).

LPKF to Hold Webinar on Plastic Welding

LPKF Laser & Electronics will be holding a one-hour live webinar entitled "Laser Plastic Welding 101: The Latest Evolution in Joining Technology", on May 26, at 10am.

Welding Industry

"Gas-free" Super New Welding Machine Aims to Fill Acetylene Shortage From the March 2011 Louisville Chemical Plant Explosion.

Citing the horrors of the acetylene plant explosion in March 2011, Multiplaz North America announced it continues to woo potential resellers, as it is overwhelmingly winning consumers with its green technology, gas-free based Super New Plasma Welding and Cutting Machine, the Multiplaz 3500.

Innovative Surface Welding Process Produces Perfect Seams on Car Bodies

Currently, car makers are looking for innovative welding process to produce perfect weld seam. An innovative camera system addresses this need by studying the thermal images to assure a perfect weld. 

Welding Schools/Programs

Demand for welding, metal fabrication and related specialties keeps Fox Valley Technical College labs busy overnight

Sparks are flying after midnight inside Fox Valley Technical College's welding program laboratories.

Women’s trades training adds welding shop – CANADA

The name of the non-profit group Women Building Futures refers to females making their lives better by learning non-traditional careers.

But increasingly, the future its clients are building is one in which female tradespeople play a growing role in sectors desperately short of skilled labour.

Knight School of Welding moves to 39th Street

The Knight School of Welding has moved into a new, bigger and permanent building at 2017 S. 39th St., executive director Dave Tofaute said.

The school, which trains welders and does certified welding inspections. . . .

N.C.T.C holds 2nd annual weld-off

North Central Texas College held their second annual Collegiate Weld-Off on Friday The contest not only allows students to showcase their abilities, it teaches them valuable industry lessons as well.

Bellingham Technical College hosts Welding Rodeo May 20-21

Bellingham Technical College hosts the free-form, 10th annual welded sculpture competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, on campus.

Welding Students

Concord High School senior Jenna Burk has welded together a fine track and field career

As a student . . . she attaches pieces of metal together using various sorts of welding techniques. This isn’t some sort of art project, either; she’s interested in going into welding as a career.

Sparks will fly

There aren't many women in welding, but Christy Bowers is one of them. The junior at North Platte High School is one of 16 students attending the National Skills USA competition. . . .

TSS student excels in the welding program

Welding is something Devon Sclossher of Thorold hopes to pursue long after graduating high school.

Sandhills Alternative kids weld rams for Sheriff

One group of young welders put their heads together, trying to come up with a project that they could donate to the community.

NPC ‘Golden’ Eagles strike gold at Arizona SkillsUSA competition

“First place in the college welding competition, Jordan Meza of Northland Pioneer College,” called the announcer of the 2011 SkillsUSA awards ceremony on April 20 at the Phoenix Civic Center. 

Welding Gone Wrong

Sub weld inspector says he lied during probe

Robert Ruks, a former inspector for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court to two counts of lying about welds he should have inspected.

Welding linked to Drayton winery blast

A blast that killed two men and severely burned another at a winery three years ago could have been triggered when one of the victims began welding a tank, a coroner has heard.

Causes of two area residential fires determined

Religious paraphernalia and a welding tool, respectively, have been cited as the causes of two recent fires in Woodridge and an unincorporated area of DuPage County near Naperville.

Welding causes boat fire

The fishing vessel Family Pride was damaged by fire and smoke Wednesday in Fuller’s Boatyard when welding work on the outside of the vessel spread fire to an inside berthing area and up the wheelhouse.



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