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The future of manufacturing: Sensors, 3-D printers, and
data science

Fast Company
A new study from consulting giant McKinsey says factories are the next fertile ground for the Internet of Things. The report, called "Industry 4.0: How to Navigate a Changing Industrial Landscape," also says something intuitive: Over the next 10 years, factories and manufacturing facilities will worry less about buying new equipment and more about outfitting their spaces with an array of high-tech sensors and routers.
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American Welding Society Strengthens Its Commitment to Mexico and Central America through WELDMEX Partnership
AWS
The American Welding Society, AWS, once again brought focus to the growing manufacturing economy of Mexico and Central America with its sponsorship of WELDMEX, May 5 – 7 in Monterrey, Mexico. Under the leadership of AWS, WELDMEX has become one of the most important venues in the region for businesses tied to the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries to connect and grow. Some 450 exhibiting companies met, with the 10,000 attendees from Mexico and Central America markets making it one of the largest events of its kind in the region.
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2nd Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference and Seminar
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July 13-16, 2015
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN

This year’s conference is structured to provide an integrated and comprehensive overview on AWS standards, services, and best practices for welding career pathway education and credentialing. It is especially valuable for education & training institutions who are developing workforce supplier and testing services with industry, and their industrial partners. The American Welding Society and leaders from top training institutions, welding technology suppliers, and industry will help you gain new insights, share best practices, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and your local needs. This year’s conference will also feature a workshop to promote articulation along welding pathways, and new opportunities for apprentice programs for modern metal manufacturing.

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Professional Welders Competition
AWS
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

For a $15 entry fee, you could win the grand prize at the Professional Welders Competition, sponsored by the American Welding Society. In addition to the $2,500 grand prize, a $1,000 second prize and a $500 third prize will be awarded. The top 12 competitors will win an AWS duffel bag. Each participant will receive an AWS T-shirt with logo.

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Federal grants aim to boost advanced manufacturing
Manufacturing.Net
Obama administration officials on May 7 announced the recipients of funding from a second round of competition for advanced manufacturing grants. The National Institute of Standards and Technology — part of the Commerce Department — approved 16 advanced manufacturing projects for $7.8 million.
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Largest friction welding machine leaves Indiana
South Bend Tribune
It's 20 feet tall, weighs about 400,000 pounds and is now moving down the highway from South Bend, Indiana, to Connecticut — it's the world's largest friction welding machine. The gargantuan piece of equipment is the newest addition to Manufacturing Technology Inc.'s product line, which was sent on its way May 8. The superload is traveling on a 200-foot-long, 19-axle transporter, the largest ground shipping vehicle available in the world, and is expected to arrive at its destination May 20.
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Additive manufacturing used on over 1,000 Airbus A350 XWB parts
Manufacturers' Monthly
The first-of-type Airbus A350 XWB delivered in December last year contained over 1,000 3-D-printed resin parts. In a statement from Stratasys, the company — which has worked with Airbus since 2013 — announced that the extra-wide-body aircraft featured parts made out of the Ultem 9085 thermoplastic material.
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Record number of manufacturing jobs returning to America
MarketWatch
Made in the U.S.A. is hot again, and the number of manufacturing jobs that are returning to the U.S. — or coming to the U.S. for the first time — from overseas has hit a record level. Sixty thousand manufacturing jobs were added in the U.S. in 2014, versus 12,000 in 2003, either through so-called reshoring, in which American companies bring jobs back to the U.S., or foreign direct investment, in which foreign companies move production to the U.S., according to a study from the Reshoring Initiative. In contrast, as many as 50,000 jobs were "offshored" last year, a decline from about 150,000 in 2003.
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Louisiana artist forges career with welding work
The Daily Reveille
It’s no secret how hot it can get in Louisiana. In an environment so unforgiving to the cold-natured, the last profession, one would think to pursue is working with torch and steel in a boiling workshop every day. Artist Nathan Logsdon doesn’t let the heat get to him, even when he’s busy building intricate scrollwork and welding large metal sculptures. His artistic fabrication company, The Metalsmith, has existed in Baton Rouge for 13 years. Logsdon has been working with metal for 22 years, having an interest in fabrication since a young age.
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Welding lab to be constructed for Midland County, Michigan, high school trade students
Midland Daily News
Greater Michigan Construction Academy received a $317,000 grant to construct a welding lab within its Midland Training Center to support Midland County high school students. With the demand for quality, certified welders increasing not only in Michigan but across the United States, the need to offer a high-level training lab has been a priority for GMCA leadership. A grant was submitted to The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation for funding of this lab and notification of the award was received recently.
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Nike pledges to create up to 10,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs — if trade deal approved
Bloomberg via St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nike Inc. and its partners will create as many as 10,000 U.S. manufacturing and engineering jobs over the next decade if Congress approves fast-track trade legislation and a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is finalized, according to the company. Nike, the world’s largest sporting-goods maker, made the announcement May 8, hours before President Barack Obama was to speak at the company’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
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Welding requires a number of precautions
New Hampshire Union Leader
Ray Magliozzi of "Car Talk" responds to a reader’s question about MIG welding a cab frame, writing, "I’m less worried about your electrical system than I am about your retinas, Ray. MIG welding is dangerously bright, and without proper eye protection, you could blind yourself. After that, fixing the holes in the dashboard would drop down on your priority list because (A) you’d no longer be able to see them, so they wouldn’t bother you as much, and (B) you would have great difficulty securing a driver’s license."
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Texas high school welding students win in area competitions
The Potpourri
The 14th annual Blinn College Agriculture Mechanics Project Show, held on April 29, had a record number of entries with more than 200 projects from 75 schools around Texas. Ryan Villarreal of Magnolia High School took first place in the welding competition. His prize winnings included welding helmet, a buckle and a $1,000 scholarship to Blinn College.
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