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    From Autodesk, an incredible new technique for 3-D printing metal in midair
    Fast Company
    We can 3-D print myriad plastic goods, fabric for apparel, burritos, candy, and perhaps in the not-so-distant future, human organs. Metal — the material that forms the skeleton of any city, building or car — has been less accessible. Now, a collaboration between Dutch designer Joris Laarman and software company Autodesk has yielded something groundbreaking: an affordable technique for printing large metal structures, called MX3D-Metal.
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    AWS Workshop on Major Changes in OSHA Labeling and Safety
    Data Sheet Compliance

    AWS
    March 4-5, 2014
    AWS Headquarters
    Miami

    The AWS Safety and Health Committee will conduct a workshop for welding, brazing and thermal spray consumables manufacturers about meeting new OSHA standards for product labeling and hazard communication. Some have estimated that the new GHS (Globally Harmonized System) Safety Data Sheet reporting requirements are four to eight times more laborious than those of a traditional MSDS.

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    AWS Conference on Welding of Stainless Steels
    AWS
    March 25-26, 2014
    Philadelphia
    Loews Philadelphia Hotel

    This conference will bring together some of industry's most outstanding experts to discuss the welding of austenitic, duplex, and other grades of stainless steel. Topics will include dissimilar metal welds between stainless and steel, repair welding, cladding, cleaning, and the pitfalls involved in stress corrosion cracking.

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    This conference will help welding engineers and others avoid mistakes and turn out high quality products. Topics range from impact tests and how they relate to potential weld cracking as well as the control of moisture in welding consumables.

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    Urethane Supply Company introduces new nitrogen welding system
    FenderBender
    Urethane Supply Company recently introduced its latest plastic welding technology, the 6058-CG Nitro Pro nitrogen welding system. Urethane Supply Company said the new welding system simplifies operation by eliminating the need to switch back and forth between nitrogen and air during the welding process. The system includes the 6065 Nitro Pro Nitrogen Generator, which supplies a continuous flow of high-purity nitrogen to the welder.
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    Toyota inaugurates 2nd V6 engine line at Huntsville, Ala., plant
    ABR
    Toyota Alabama has inaugurated a second V6 engine line at its engine manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Ala. It is valued at $80 million. The company has also rolled its 3 millionth engine off the production from this plant. Toyota currently produces four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines for seven North American-built Toyota models at the plant.
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    Super Steel offers $1,000 signing bonuses to attract welders
    Milwaukee Business Journal
    To deal with a shortage of welders because of the skills gap, Wisconsin contract manufacturer Super Steel is putting up $1,000 signing bonuses to attract qualified candidates to fill 30 open positions. Super Steel makes welded products for the agricultural, construction, industrial, transportation and defense markets. The company is growing, but it has struggled with finding qualified candidates to fill welding positions. The jobs pay up to $25 per hour.
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    Illinois, Michigan politicians tout manufacturing labs
    The Associated Press via ABC News
    Top politicians in Illinois joined local leaders in Michigan in trumpeting as a coup news that their states have landed a part in what they consider a revolutionary effort to boost manufacturing innovation, seeded by $140 million from federal taxpayers. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced Chicago's selection as eventual home to the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute touted last month in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. A second institute will be located in Canton, Mich., near Detroit.
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    Manufacturing index rebounds to fastest growth in nearly 4 years
    The Motley Fool
    The Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index jumped 5.6 percent to 56.7 for February, according to a Markit report released Feb. 20. According to Markit's metrics, this latest report marks the fastest manufacturing growth the U.S. has seen in nearly four years. The "flash" estimate is typically based on approximately 85-90 percent of total PMI survey responses each month and is designed to provide an accurate advance indication of the final PMI data. A reading above 50 denotes general growth, while below 50 signals contraction.
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    Sustainable manufacturing system to better consider the
    human component

    Oregon State University via Phys.org
    Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new approach toward "sustainable manufacturing" that begins on the factory floor and tries to encompass the totality of manufacturing issues — including economic, environmental and social impacts. This approach, they say, builds on previous approaches that considered various facets of sustainability in a more individual manner. Past methods often worked backward from a finished product and rarely incorporated the complexity of human social concerns.
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    South Carolina's Tri-County Tech receives Duke Energy grant
    GSA Business
    The welding program at Tri-County Technical College received a $50,000 grant from the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation. Funds will enable students to train and learn skills in an accelerated one-year training model that focuses on learning real-world applications used in local industries. The accelerated program requires dedicated space for this option as students spend more time in labs to achieve this one-year completion.
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    Haul monitor — Driven by passion
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    One of Ryan Manson's favorite things about working on old trucks is when a certain aspect of the build presents an opportunity to learn something new. Perhaps it's the chance to learn about something that he's never worked with before, such as AN lines and fittings, or using a familiar technique with a new material, such as spraying water-borne paint. Whatever the case, it's always fun to learn something new and hone old skills further. This intercooler install story is a perfect example of a task that required me to pick up a new skill, welding aluminum.
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    Wisconsin college to use former Trane building for welding training
    WXOW-TV
    Western Technical College's Foundation is purchasing Trane Company's Weaver Building on La Crosse, Wis.' south side to expand the school's welding program. Western's Foundation will purchase the facility, located at 2860 21st Place South, and lease it to the college. The sale will be finalized the end of February.
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    Chipola welding program celebrated with open house, ribbon cutting
    Jackson County Floridan
    Officials at Florida's Chipola College held an open house and ribbon cutting Feb. 18 to celebrate the opening of the college's new welding program. Members of the Chipola District Board of Trustees, welding students and college personnel were on hand for tours of the lab. Chipola has a full class of 20 students currently enrolled in the 1,170 clock-hour course, which can be completed in approximately one year.
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    California port OKs UP rail-welding facility
    Progressive Railroading
    The Port of Stockton, Calif., recently approved Union Pacific Railroad's plan to build an $18 million rail-welding facility. The facility will feature about 17,000 feet of track, a rail storage yard, welding and inspection building, and gantry crane. Steel rails in 480-foot lengths will be shipped to the facility from Japan.
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    Colorado high school's popular welding program to get a makeover
    The Gazette
    Woodland Park (Colo.) High School's welding classroom is in for a makeover. A $15,000 SkillsUSA grant from Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation will add or improve work benches, welding booths and tables; install fume extraction devices to the duct system; redesign an outdoor courtyard area; and make other improvements.
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    From Autodesk, an incredible new technique for 3-D printing metal in midair
    Fast Company
    We can 3-D print myriad plastic goods, fabric for apparel, burritos, candy, and perhaps in the not-so-distant future, human organs. Now, a collaboration between Dutch designer Joris Laarman and software company Autodesk has yielded something groundbreaking: an affordable technique for printing large metal structures, called MX3D-Metal.

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    New technology for welding aluminum
    Assembly Magazine
    To meet federally mandated fuel economy standards, automakers must dramatically reduce vehicle weight. As a result, engineers are using more and more aluminum for body panels, engine components and structural parts.

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    Worth the money: Lincoln Electric Viking Tribal 1840 Welding Helmet
    Popular Mechanics
    Those of us who don't weld every day need all the help we can get to have any hope of making neat, structurally sound welds. That's where this welding helmet comes into play. It's known as an auto-darkening type, which means its lens darkens automatically when it senses the light from a welding arc.

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    Victor Technologies sold to Colfax
    gasworld
    Private equity firm Irving Place Capital and Victor Technologies announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Victor to Colfax Corporation, a global manufacturer of gas and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products. The all cash transaction values Victor at approximately $947 million, including the assumption of debt, and is subject to customary closing conditions.
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    Fabricator installs laser profiler to speed expansion
    Industrial Laser Solutions
    For nearly half a century, Grail Engineering has offered a fast turnaround fabrication service supported by machining, finishing and on-site installation. Historically, the company subcontracted laser cutting of a wide range of materials, from stainless and mild steels to aluminum. However, this function was brought in-house in 2012 following the purchase of a CO2 laser profiling machine from Bystronic UK and a CNC press brake from the same supplier. The $1.25 million investment, which included modifying the factory, led to the formation of a new division, Grail Laser, which supplies machined metal sheet and plate to Grail Engineering and also provides a subcontract laser cutting service.
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    Weekend welding classes now an option at Paris (Texas) Junior College, more 8-week courses available
    eParisExtra.com
    In addition to day and evening welding classes, Paris (Texas) Junior College will be offering an eight-week welding class taught on Friday evenings and Saturdays to meet high demand. The course will be located in Commerce to provide a central location to students in the PJC service area. A number of other eight-week courses, including two new plumbing courses, are available in Paris. The classes begin on March 17 and there is still time to sign up.
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