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Global steel output increased during May
IndustryWeek
Raw steel production rose 3.2 percent worldwide during May, rising to 136,302 million metric tons from 132,116 million metric tons reported for April. The monthly increase continued a month-to-month, down/up/down trend in steel output dating to December 2012. The World Steel Association, the Brussels-based trade group that represents steelmakers in 63 countries, supplied the results.
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Early bird registration still available for AWS Codes & Standards Conference
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Technical standards are among the most valuable documents available to manufacturers and fabricators of welded products. This AWS conference will take a deep dive into AWS D1 structural codes, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, API pipeline codes, and military and ISO standards. Designers, inspectors, and QC specialists will gain new insights and career-enhancing knowledge.
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FABTECH returns to sweet home Chicago
PRWeb via Midland Daily News
FABTECH 2013 is returning to Chicago in November and North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is expected to attract record numbers. More than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors are expected at the show, which covers more than 550,000 net square feet of floor space at McCormick Place in Chicago.
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NASA unveils new welding equipment at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans
The Times-Picayune
NASA officials have unveiled a new, three-story, 165-ton cylindrical welding machine that will be used to assemble the massive core stage of a new heavy-lift rocket slated to be built at the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans. The equipment, called the vertical weld center, cost between $10 million and $15 million. It uses friction stir welding to piece together the core stage — more than 200 feet tall, with a diameter of 27.6 feet — for NASA's Space Launch System, a new mega-rocket designed to transport astronauts into deep space, an Obama administration goal.
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Manufacturing in Ohio scores an A
The Columbus Dispatch
When it comes to making things and moving them around the world, no one does it better than Ohio, according to a new report that gives the state an A for its manufacturing and logistics efforts. Still, the overall climate for Ohio's manufacturers could be even stronger if the state can get a better handle on unfunded liabilities such as pension costs and provide more clarity about taxes, says the report from Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research. Overall, the report touts Ohio as one of the country's manufacturing powerhouses.
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Toyota investing $200 million in Southern manufacturing
AutoBlog
Over the past two years, Toyota has invested more than $2 billion at its North American production facilities, and it apparently doesn't plan on stopping there. To keep up with recent strong sales, Toyota is investing an additional $200 million at its engine plants in the Southern U.S. to increase production capacity of its V6 engines.
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NASA Langley Research Center joins manufacturing research group
Richmond Times-Dispatch
NASA Langley Research Center has joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, a consortium of manufacturing companies and universities conducting advanced manufacturing research in Prince George County, Va. The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, or CCAM, officially opened in March but has been doing research projects since mid-2012.
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Training program to boost advanced manufacturing
Worcester Business Journal Online
The state is creating a program that will help meet the future workforce needs of the Massachusetts manufacturing industry, Gov. Deval Patrick announced. The governor said the program, the Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy, is the first program of its kind in the United States and will provide hands-on learning opportunities, helping eliminate a chief industry concern of finding well-trained employees to fill jobs.
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Tesla recalls Model S cars over problem weld
Agence France-Presse via IndustryWeek
Electric sports car maker Tesla announced a recall for some of its Model S vehicles over possible weak welds on back seats. The recall applies to versions of the four-door sedan, which cost up to $87,000, produced between May 10, 2013 and June 8, 2013. Founder Elon Musk said on the company's blog that the strength of the weld on a mounting bracket in a back row seat "could be weaker than intended."
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Spot welding graphene transistors on the atomic scale
IEEE Spectrum
With researchers still struggling to open a band gap in graphene at room temperature sufficient for transistor applications, it's sometimes good to remember what makes graphene such an appealing material that they think it's worth the struggle — after all, an awful lot of effort has gone into engineering a band gap into a material that intrinsically doesn't have one. High among those benefits is the promise of high electron mobility and simpler chemical doping techniques — with a far easier path to interconnection than its cousin, carbon nanotubes.
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Welder builds mock motor for nuclear plant
Deerfield Valley News
Frank Sprague has been in the welding business for 12 years, bending iron into everything from handrails and gates to shepherd's hooks and cowbells. So when Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon chose Sprague to create a replica of a 2,450-horsepower motor for their cooling tower, Sprague said "No problem." Sprague's mock-up cooling motor weighed in at 2.5 tons, and took him and his employee John Gerding two months to build.
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A welding student's journey, from Port Angeles to New Orleans
Sequim Gazette
For 20-year-old Kaleb McCartney, the journey from a college student in Port Angeles to his dream job as an underwater welder in the Gulf of Mexico has been a fast-tracked one, filled with fun and adventure. When he was hired on March 28, he Facebooked his many friends and followers: "New Orleans!! And I'm officially hired on at Bisso Marine!! Super stoked!!" Although he ultimately would like to work internationally doing deep-water salvage work, he's very happy right now to be starting out working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. It's the fulfillment of a career goal he set for himself when he was a Running Start student at Peninsula College. Even then, he knew exactly what he wanted to do — welding.
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Welding skills help student earn Eagle Scout rank
The Madison Press
Fairbanks and Tolles Career & Technical Center student Nick Voit, used his welding and leadership skills to coordinate a project that would help enhance the grounds of the Milford Center community center. Voit and his group of volunteers made improvements and additions such as outdoor grills and picnic tables — including a table that would meet ADA requirements and is handicap accessible. This project, along with meeting other standard criteria, helped Voit achieve his goal of earning an Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scouts of America.
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NASA unveils new welding equipment at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans
The Times-Picayune
NASA officials on Friday unveiled a new, three-story, 165-ton cylindrical welding machine that will be used to assemble the massive core stage of a new heavy-lift rocket slated to be built at the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans. The equipment, called the vertical weld center, cost between $10 million and $15 million.

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This is the way blue-collar America ends
The Atlantic
It's becoming standard for many manufacturing companies to require employees to have college degrees — and some jobs require a Ph.D. Factory-floor openings are scarce and often require specific credentials.

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5-step plan to attract next-generation manufacturing talent
Manufacturing Business Technology
As manufacturing specialists visits facilities throughout the U.S. each week, one consistent theme continues to come into focus: the knowledge and skill-level that is exiting organizations through retirement is becoming increasingly difficult to replace with today's applicant.

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From Iron Age to modern day, Cleveland's metalworkers labor in form and function
Fresh Water
Hanging from the ceiling of a blacksmith shop on E. 43rd Street sits one of Cleveland's great artistic treasures: A hand-hammered, 80-foot-long metal frieze depicting the evolution of metalwork from the Iron Age to modern times. The sculpture, wrought by a master ironworker during the Great Depression, is just a small portion of the world-class collection at Rose Iron Works. Also adorning the shop are Art Deco lamps from the 20s and giant, ponderous locks that founder Martin Rose carried home from European castles until someone stopped him.
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Art show salutes Henry Ford with fender sculptures
Observer & Eccentric
Melissa Machnee and her welding students at Schoolcraft College have elevated the fender from auto part to art in an installation honoring the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford's birth. "It was a wonderful group effort. Everyone had input on what they wanted and it all came together," said Machnee, a third generation welder and instructor at the college. "An installation creates an environment. It's a little different from a sculpture. We tried to create an experience. We have an assembly line with an arm that has fenders hanging from it. Another arm has the Ford emblem." The piece also includes figures of a worker and of Henry Ford.
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