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SpaceX shares unique friction welding technique with Tesla
Gas2
When Elon Musk isn’t busy running the world’s best-known electric car company, he can usually be found heading his private space transportation company, SpaceX. One wouldn’t think that a private spaceflight company and an electric automaker would have all that much in common, but the same welding techniques used to build SpaceX rocket ships have also been put to use building the Tesla Model S, reports Electrek.co.
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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
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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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Biggest welding machine ever arrives at Pratt & Whitney
WTNH-TV
The world’s largest welding machine arrived in Middletown, Connecticut, recently. The machine rolled into the Pratt and Whitney parking lot early around midnight. It arrived in style from Indiana on a 200-foot-long flatbed truck.
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Is STEM taking root?
Crain's Detroit Business
Michigan has gotten the hint: Employers need STEM-trained workers. Efforts have been made to plug the gap by lots of stakeholders — high schools, community colleges, employer groups, nonprofits, workforce agencies, foundations and businesses. Yet the need for specific kinds of workers still exists.
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Building a skilled labor workforce
American Press
In an effort to continue supplying the workforce in southwest Louisiana with skilled labor, a pilot program created by Sasol and managed by the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana recently awarded 50 scholarships to people looking for a career path in the region’s ongoing industrial expansion. The 50 workforce resource guide scholarships will be used at local training institutions like ABC and Sowela Technical Community College. Of the 50 scholarships, 29 went to people who either have lived or are living in Westlake or Mossville.
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Washington state welding students headed to national competition
The Reflector
Becoming state champions wasn’t what anyone expected of the Battle Ground, Washington, welding students, especially the students themselves. When Tod Garred, welding instructor at Battle Ground High School, asked his class if anyone would like to enter a welding competition, he expected the same lack of interest he’d had in previous years. But "these kids were willing to give it a shot," said Garred.
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Early-age STEM education creates path to great careers
Lansing State Journal
It’s been said it before, and it’ll be said it again — STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers are the future. This conversation has been repeated over the last decade, as young students continue to be encouraged to explore STEM fields. But when does the push for kids to enter STEM industries begin?
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Commentary: It's amazing anything ever gets built
The Wall Street Journal
America’s business and labor leaders agree: President Obama and Congress can do more to modernize the permitting process for infrastructure projects — airports, factories, power plants and pipelines — which at the moment is burdensome, slow and inconsistent. Gaining approval to build a new bridge or factory typically involves review by multiple federal agencies — such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, the Interior Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Land Management — with overlapping jurisdictions and no real deadlines.
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Hydrogen-based fuels' replacement of acetylene for metal cutting and welding reduces environmental impact, improves quality of applications
PRNewswire
The global welding and metal cutting products industry, such as high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment utilizing acetylene, undergoes major advancements by being replaced by new generation hydrogen-based fuels that are driving new opportunities for industrial, commercial and transportation applications. Innovative biofuel and hydrogen based-fuel production companies in focus today are: MagneGas Corporation, Praxair Inc., FuelCell Energy Inc., Golar LNG and Gevo Inc.
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Manufacturing index shows decline in southeastern Wisconsin
Journal Sentinel
An index that measures manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois fell into negative territory again this month, according to a survey of companies released May 29. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers index for Wisconsin and northern Illinois was 47.70, down from 48.08 in April and 53.25 in March, noted Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management and the Milwaukee-area chapter of the Institute of Supply Chain Management, the organizations that compile the monthly data.
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Veteran-owned small company aims to 'bring manufacturing back to the USA'
StateCollege.com
Three years ago, John Bonislawski was building components for military defense projects in his basement. A veteran of the electronics manufacturing industry and the United States Army, Bonislawski had taken a leap of faith. He’d left a respected position as head of operations for General Dynamics to start his own company, Homeland Manufacturing Services. He had about 300 square feet of space in his basement, one piece of assembly equipment and a family to feed.
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Precision Tank acquires A&B Welding
Ag Professional
Precision Tank, a specialized tank and equipment manufacturer with headquarters in Virginia, Illinois, announced the acquisition of A&B Welding of Thompson, Iowa, a manufacturer of field-erected tanks and general contracting services. The acquisition is a key element in Precision Tank’s growth strategy to expand and diversify in the agricultural tank marketplace.
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