Industry news, schools/programs and students, and "Welding Gone Wrong" are the three categories covered this week. Enjoy!
Industry News – Supplies, Tools, Welding Processes:
If the economy is starting to recover, industrial and manufacturing activity should be picking up. If industrial business is recovering, earnings and revenue related to manufacturing processes like welding should start heating up. And when it comes to welding, one publicly traded company jumps to mind. . .
Leister Launches FREE 24/7 Online Thermoplastic Laser Welding Tutorial
Leister Technologies announces the launch of a FREE 24/7 Online Tutorial as an Introduction to Thermoplastic Laser Welding. This tutorial is designed to inform a broad range of company personnel about the common problems solved with plastic laser welding.
Schools/Programs and Students
What began as a project to keep LKCS employees busy during a recession-related slow-down has turned into a learning experience for Area Career Center students.
WFISD offers welding course to public
Have you ever wanted to know about the art of welding?
The Wichita Falls Independent School District will offer a course in welding starting Tuesday. Participants will learn the ins and outs of buying a welder, how to set up your machine, the types of rods used in welding, how to use a cutting torch, and some basic welding techniques.
Work knows no gender stereotypes
On Thursday morning, several area high school boys learned about nursing skills, toured a kitchen and played with toddlers on the campus of the Ozarks Technical Community College.
In technical shops and a greenhouse, high school girls welded a metal logo onto a base plate and got their hands dirty in bricklaying and planting.
Welding Gone Wrong
Tell City fire apparently started by welding torches
Firefighters from Tell City and surrounding communities battled a blaze Wednesday afternoon that destroyed the former Southwestern Furniture Co. building on the corner of Seventh and Pestalozzi streets.
The one-time furniture manufacturing plant, built in 1873, was gutted by the fire that started just after 2 p.m., apparently from welders' torches.
The explosion that killed five people at a Connecticut power plant may have been touched off by a welder's torch, sources say.
Welder's torch starts small fire at Saint Marys Hospital
Firefighters responded to a small fire at Saint Marys Hospital Friday evening.
Around 5:20 p.m., crews were called to an area of the Mary Brigh Building.