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Weekly Roundup – Investigation Finds Welding Crack Caused Crane Collapse

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News in the welding world has been all over the place this week! Special events are covered (such as the 2010 EAA AirVenture show), a nice collection of overseas welding news is available, and even a bit of justice is served (Click It or Ticket finds stolen welding equipment) in this week’s roundup. Enjoy!


Special Events

Miller Offers Hands-on Demonstrations, Special Rebates on New Welding and Cutting Equipment at the 2010 EAA AirVenture

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. plans to offer hands-on demonstrations of its MIG welding, TIG welding and plasma cutting equipment at the 2010 EAA AirVenture show, July 26 to August 1 at Booths 52 to 54.


Special News

Welders and fabricators move beyond industrial work and into art

From a typical viewpoint, it’s hard to see the field of welding and fabrication as an art,  because the conventional idea focuses on the production of industrial parts.

Click It or Ticket finds stolen welding equipment

About 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, three Kentucky State Police troopers found what was apparently stolen welding equipment while promoting seat belt use.


Schools/Programs and Students

Saginaw Career Complex student wins SkillsUSA welding competition

Saginaw Career Complex senior Drew Esler recently won the Arc Welding division of the SkillsUSA Welding competition in Lansing.

Chazy senior welds gift for school: Chazy senior welds intricate garbage receptacle

Patrick "P.J." Collins zipped up his coveralls and flipped down his welding helmet before getting to work.

North Valley Christian students test welding skills

Shop students at Providence Christian High School met the evening of May 22 with their families and teachers to test welding skills and engineering theories.


Welding Gone Wrong

Investigation finds welding crack caused crane collapse

A seven-month federal investigation into a deadly crane collapse at a local shipyard found that a cracked piece of welding, undetected for more than a decade, caused the machine to fall and crush a fabrication shop below, the company’s president said Thursday.


Welding on Another Turf (Overseas News)

Ensitech’s New Weld Cleaning Invention Spells the End for ‘Pickling Paste’

An innovative machine that safely removes heat discolouration from stainless steel welds is being launched in the UK for the first time.

"Final weld" complete on NRU

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd took a major step forward in its repair of the NRU reactor at Chalk River last week.

‘Stable power supply will boost welding practice’

Oluyemi Orunmuyi, Deputy Director, Steel and Non Ferrous Metal Department, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, says stable power supply will enhance welding practice and the development of the iron and steel industry



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