Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News
Hebel Welding and Machine in New York State has manufactured doors for NYC subways and tanks for brew companies, and now it has taken a step toward remaining sustainable over the long haul with solar panels installed along the businesses’ two buildings. Carpenters expanded and reinforced the roofs on both buildings and the panels were installed with the help of a loan.
The business is now 100% solar power reliant, powering the entire shop for its work day and providing significant reductions in CO2 emissions.
A Close Up of Friction Welding
Friction welding already looks out of this world. I mean, watching two pieces of metal forge together through friction as they turn bright space orange? Awesome. But seeing friction welding in slow motion? That’s when we find out how truly spectacular the process is. The little sparks flying off the metal blocks look like stars being formed.
Is Aluminum Welding an Ideal Option for Shipbuilding?
Aluminum alloys have been used for many years in the shipbuilding industry. There are two characteristics that make them particular [sic] useful: their light weight and their corrosion resistance in marine environments.
Many people think aluminum is much more difficult to weld than steel. This really isn’t true, but many people who are familiar with welding steel try to carry old habits when they become involved with welding aluminum. This usually doesn’t work well and is responsible for the perception that aluminum is difficult to weld.
Welders Find New Opportunities
Welders displaced through recent layoffs and plant closures will have the opportunity to connect with employers at a special job fair on Aug. 3.
The Stearns-Benton Employment & Training Council will host a sector-specific job fair geared toward connecting unemployed workers that have welding experience with eight companies in Central Minnesota that have open welding positions.
Florida Students Certified to weld in 3 Months
The Pensacola State College Welding Program has really taken off, according to Dr. Ed Meadows, the college’s president.
There’s a good and bad part about the welding program. The good part is that we have full classes, and we have high, high graduation completion rates. The bad part is that they’re getting jobs in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama, he said.
Welding Training Center Set to Open
An international welding school is to hold classes this coming spring in the Cumberland Valley Business Park.
Officials broke ground this week for the Phenomenal Industries Welding Training Center at the corner of Coffey and Opportunity avenues in Greene Township.
Welding Students Volunteer for Zoo Project
A partnership between Randolph Community College and the N.C. Zoo continues to benefit the zoo elephants.
Eight RCC welding technology students and instructors delivered three new elephant feeders to the zoo’s elephant barn on Tuesday RCC welding students have now made 14 feeders which allow the zoo’s six elephants to eat from adjustable off-the-ground outdoor and inside locations at their barn.
3rd Welding Education, Skills & Certification Conference
Aug 10 – 12, 2016, Houston, TX
The impending skills gap in manufacturing continues to be a hot-button topic. In it’s third year, the Welding Education, Skills & Certification Conference aims to address the welding industry piece of the puzzle. How do we ensure we’re doing our part to deliver new, skilled professionals into this booming sector? Attend this conference to gain new insights, share best practices, exchange ideas and be part of the solution.
Nov 16, 2016 – Nov 18, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada
FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Las Vegas, NV – November 16-18, 2016. More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again celebrating metal manufacturing at its best. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the show floor with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.
Welding Gone Wrong
Philadelphia Trains Have Faulty Welds
Officials may have finally tracked down the source of the problem that put more than 100 SEPTA regional rail cars out of service. The maker of the new Silverliner V trains says it’s due to faulty welds.
That weld is part of the suspension system, and involved a load-bearing beam. Now that the problem’s been identified, the train manufacturer, Hyundai Rotem, says two possible replacements beams are being considered.â€
Colorado Fire Caused by Welding
A man welding a fence near Carter Lake was cited Friday after he sparked a 30-acre grass fire that forced residents from their homes southwest of Loveland.
Crews from across Northern Colorado were dispatched about 3:20 p.m. on reports of a grass fire burning near the 5500 block of West Larimer County Road 8E, southeast of Carter Lake. The fire, officially dubbed the Sedona Hills Fire, quickly blackened about 30 acres of land and briefly threatened several homes in the area, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reported.
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