Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World
Aside from news in the “Welding Gone Wrong” category, not much has brewed in the welding world this week. Enjoy!
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Cynthia Daniel keeps a gangly old muffler in her carport, a silent lump she communes with, waiting for it to talk.
With age comes patience, says Daniel, a graphic artist for a Dallas publishing firm and a constant dreamer of trash.She's more than a dreamer. In recent years, this late-blooming welder. . .
Industry News – Supplies, Tools, Welding Processes:
The Edison Welding Institute (EWI) is the leading organization in North America dedicated to materials joining technology and engineering research. ASSEMBLY magazine recently asked several EWI specialists, including Matt Bloss, Sean Flowers and Karl Graff, to comment on the pros and cons of using robots for ultrasonic welding applications.
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Schools/Programs and Students
When a group of high school welding students decided to offer a class for the community, they never imagined having to turn people away.
"It was amazing to us. We had 25 people on a waiting list right off the bat," said teacher Darryl Main, adviser for Stanwood High School's Agricultural Mechanics Club. "The community welding course has been so well-received, we might have to run another one this spring."
Welding Gone Wrong
Call it destiny or the power of science. A youngster bent upon watching solar eclipse lost his vision by almost 80-90% by viewing the recent celestial phenomenon through welder's glasses. But he was luckier than most others in his place. The boy could get back his vision completely. . . (NOT EXACTLY A WELDING STORY, BUT INTERESTING NEVERTHELESS)
Investigators are focusing on a welder's torch as the possible cause of Sunday's deadly blast at the Kleen Energy Power Plant, sources said.
The explosion that killed five and injured more than a dozen occurred immediately after the purging, or cleaning, of the underground, natural-gas pipeline that runs about 800 to 1,000 feet through the Kleen Energy plant.
Welding on Another Turf (Overseas News)
The Indian Steel & Wire Products (ISWP), which recently introduced welding electrodes in the marketplace and has since been producing around 250 tonne per month (tpm), plans to reach a 500-tonne per month (tpm) output during the next financial year. . .