A welding skills competition for SkillsUSA organized by Clayton Madole of Truckee Meadows Community College turned into a major donation to the Nevada Division of State Parks. Madole worked with the parks department to design new fire pits that students in the competition could design based on a prototype and blueprint.
Ten teams of approximately three members had to use Madole’s designs to weld the fire pits and grills, modifying materials and joining the metals together for the competition where their finished works were judged and ranked. Students from Winnemucca, McQueen and Reed High Schools won gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. The finished grills we donated to the Nevada State Parks.
Here’s the rest of the news this week in the world of welding:
The BOA-408i automatic bore welding system is used for the repair of the numerous worn pivot points found on all types and sizes of construction equipment and attachments The BOA-408i attaches to existing line boring equipment, or is available with an optional, fully integrated line boring system, which allows one-step setup and easy transition between bore welding and machining operations.
Welding Students Partner with Businesses to Raise Money for a Shelter
Members of the welding class at the Springfield-Clark County Technology Center held their fourth annual Welding Rodeo recently. The students make contact with local shops and collect scrap metal for the event. Their goal is to collect whatever scrap metal they can find and use it to create sculptures for the event.
Mentors from the various businesses work with teams as they create plans for their creations that will be sold on the last Friday of April.
Women Continue to Find Opportunities in Welding Jobs
Inez Mickel says she never cared about the stereotypes. She knew at a young age that she wanted to do welding. She explained that not only does it bring her joy, but its a career that has a lot to offer financially.
It’s a great way to provide for your family. As a female when you’re making $1,500 a week — thats a lot, she said. Mickel studied welding at Guilford Technical Community College and will graduate this week.
Joliet West High School STEM Academy students took home top ranks at the 2016 High School Welding Competition held at Joliet Junior College last weekend Competing students were judged based on written tests and three SMAW skills: undercut, weld size, and uniformity. Welds were completed within a 30 minute time requirement.
70 Minnesota High School Students Compete in Welding Competition
More than 70 students from across the state of Minnesota, including students from Morris and Hancock, visited the welding school at Superior Industries/Westmor to test their welding prowess in a Welding Showdown on Thursday, May 5.
During the competition, the students were given 25 minutes to complete a dual application welding assignment in the school’s lab using both shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding.
Gregory-Portland High School in Texas Expands Welding Program
The welding program is in its second year and because of growing interest, district officials decided to double its size and capacity. An expansion of the 16-booth, $20,000 welding lab, where Vasquez teaches welding 1 and 2, will finalize in time for the upcoming school year. The lab, which is the school’s former agriculture barn, will spill into neighboring storage space. About $350,000 in district funds is being used to make the expansion happen, allotting more than 5,000 square feet of campus facilities for the program.
For the past two years the courses have helped certify more than 30 students in the skill set, Vasquez said. High school principal Kyde Eddleman said the expansion is among several efforts to keep up with a fast-growing student population.
FABTECH, Nov 16, 2016 – Nov 18, 2016
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
Rogers firefighters responded around 9:45 a.m. to the shopping center at the 200 block of Promenade Boulevard, near the intersection with Walnut. The site manager tells 40/29 News that a worker was welding at a construction site on the south end of the center when the sparks ignited some nearby debris and caught a small part of the building on fire.
Plasma Cutter Linked to Fire at Welding Company
The West Fargo Fire Department received the call at 2:38 p.m. to Diversified Welding. Officials say the fire was started inside the dust collector for plasma cutter, they are not sure on how the fire started.â€
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