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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Baker’s Gas has some news for those of you affected by the shortage of acetylene. It’s the first article in our roundup.

There’s a lot to chew on this weekend. Catch up with the latest in welding industry news, find out how one university reached a world record in deep sea subsea welding, and find out what students were winners in their state’s Skill USA Competition. Those articles and more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!

 

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Special News

Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies, Inc. Responds to Shortage of Acetylene

Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies, Inc. responds to the shortage of acetylene by proactively assisting customers with set-up to convert to HGX fuel gas.

University reaches record breaking depths in deep sea welding

Research at Cranfield University has led to new world record depths in deep sea subsea welding, which will significantly impact the offshore pipeline industry across the oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors.

Rural welder turns his hand to new art – AUSTRALIA

Joe Grace doesn't see himself as an artist.

He's equally good at welding a broken grader back together as he is crafting a delicate boab out of steel.

 

Welding Industry

Lincoln Electric releases VRTEX 360 software upgrade

This is the first software upgrade offered since the launch of the training system in late 2009. The upgrade package, available immediately, is ideal for. . .

GE speeds steel welding with hybrid laser tool

Engineers at GE’s Global Research division say that a hybrid laser arc welding (HLAW) system under development there will dramatically reduce both the time needed for welding thick steel components, and the amount of the metal consumed in manufacturing.

Laser welding increases pulse rate

A newly developed laser pre-pulse module can now be used to initiate the copper welding process and provide a 100% welding guarantee.

 

Welding Schools/Programs

Solano College to promote career education with open house May 1

Volatile gas experiments, underwater welding and the chance to build an airplane — these activities and others will be part of the Solano Community College's Career Education Fair.

Plan for welding classes in Frontier coming together

Frontier’s dream of being able to offer welding courses at its school took another step closer to becoming reality April 11.

NDSCS holds welding contest

North Dakota State College of Science held the ‘Behind the Mask’ welding contest Thursday afternoon, sponsored by the American Welding Society.

Conference on pipeline welding held – QATAR

Local firm Sea Gulf Trading and Contracting WLL, in co-operation with Austria’s Bohler Welding Group, recently held a technical seminar on pipeline welding at Ramada Plaza Hotel.

 

Welding Students

AHS welding students show projects at State SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA students found another opportunity to keep Alpine High School's winning and learning tradition alive at the Texas State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills competition held recently in Corpus Christi.

Seven area students winners at SkillsUSA competition

Seven area high school students won big at the 2011 SkillsUSA Area 1 Regional Competition held at Alfred State College in March. All seven students attend Career and Technical Education programs at the. . .

KC Students Win Big in Skills USA Competition

Several Kaskaskia College students competed in the recent Skills USA competition, which helps students prepare for the workforce.

19 Medals Won in State SkillsUSA Event

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students and students in the Western Arkansas Technical Center at UA Fort Smith won a total of 19 medals — 16 of them gold medals — in the 2011 Arkansas SkillsUSA Championships.

 

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding Flaw Led To Crack in LCS-1 Hull

A manufacturing issue, not a design flaw, led to a six-inch crack along a weld seam on the hull of Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom, during heavy weather trials in February, Navy officials said today.

Motion for partial summary judgment filed in welding injury suit

A defendant recently filed a motion for partial summary judgment in a suit alleging a teenage welder sparked a fire and burned plaintiff James Anderson.

Welding believed to have ignited gas tower blaze – UK

THE blaze at a gas tower – which led to dozens of homes and some businesses being evacuated – is believed to have been caused accidentally.

Welding Firm Fined Over Labourer's Fall – UK

A Nottinghamshire welding firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged from a barn roof onto a grain bucket.

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