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16th Annual Aluminum Conference
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A distinguished panel of aluminum industry experts will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. The 16th Aluminum Welding Conference from Sept. 4-5 in Chicago will also provide several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, and to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry.
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The manufacturer's agenda: Who's who among the global
manufacturing giants

IndustryWeek
Who's up? Who's down? Who's winning the never-ending race to be the biggest and the best? Many of us enjoy company rankings as much for the entertainment as for the information they deliver. Knowing which companies stumbled, skyrocketed or stalled provides fodder for cocktail party small talk, as well as data that helps IndustryWeek track the competition and choose vendors, partners and investments. Within the IndustryWeek 1000, IW's exclusive annual ranking of the world's largest public manufacturers based on revenue, you'll find plenty of detail to serve those needs and more.
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US Postal Service releases 'Made in America: Building a Nation' stamps
ABC News
The "Made in America: Building a Nation" U.S. Postal Service stamp issuance, launched Aug. 8, honors the workers who helped build the country. Eleven of the 12 stamp images were by photographer Lewis Hine, a chronicler of early 20th-century industry. Images include a welder on the Empire State Building.
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Longevity Global Inc. introduces all-new range of welding equipment
PRWeb
Longevity Global Inc., a pioneer in the manufacturing industry, has introduced an all-new range of welding equipment for clients. The company focuses on providing high-quality equipment with reliability. All their products, be it the welding accessories or the actual welding machines, are user friendly and offer excellent results.
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Lean manufacturing processes have measurable results
Quality Magazine
How do you eat an elephant? You take one bite at a time. At first blush, this riddle may appear simple but it accurately describes how to implement the lean process in any manufacturing environment. "This is a big elephant," said Jim Smith, a quality expert with more than 45 years working with lean manufacturing. "Work at it in bite-size increments." According to Smith, lean is not just for manufacturing but it is a philosophy that can be applied to any environment to reduce waste.
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US, EU auto industries pull out of ditch
Agence France-Presse via IndustryWeek
The auto industries in the United States and Europe are showing clear signs of getting back on track after severe setbacks in the financial and debt crises. The U.S. auto market returned to precrisis levels in July and the slump in European sales seemed to ease. U.S. car sales reached the best levels for seven years as American consumers are being encouraged by low interest rates and a boom in the shale oil and gas industry.
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10 states where manufacturing still matters
24/7 Wall St. via USA Today
In July, America's manufacturing sector grew for the second month in a row. This improvement is in line with longer-term trends, according to the Institute for Supply Management. While some experts are predicting a revival, manufacturing has lagged the economy for years. The country has lost nearly 2.5 million manufacturing jobs in the past 10 years. Last year, the manufacturing sector was responsible for 12 percent of the nation's total economic output. In Indiana, the state where manufacturing contributes most, the figure was 28.2 percent. Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter and Thomas C. Frohlich of 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 states where manufacturing represented the largest total share of the state economy.
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Gift of oration allows Arizona welding student to excel nationally
Bajo El Sol via Yuma Sun
Omar Macias has studied history enough to know what immense power the spoken word can summon. The 21-year-old Somerton, Ariz., resident has studied the speeches of numerous historical figures, good and bad, and he credits the lessons he drawn with his showing in a nationwide speech competition in June. Representing Arizona, Macias placed third in the contest held as part of SkillsUSA's National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., in June.
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Greater Waco (Texas) Manufacturing Academy to welcome 1st students
Waco Tribune-Herald
Waco (Texas) ISD officials are putting the final touches on the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy, which will open its doors to area high schoolers in the coming weeks. The academy, located in the old Doris Miller Elementary School on JJ Flewellen Road, will house block classes for juniors and seniors from various school districts who want to learn welding and manufacturing. Welding equipment was recently loaded into what used to be the school's gymnasium. The gym has been renovated to allow for welding stations and safety equipment in an approximation of what a manufacturing job would actually be like.
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Milwaukee's Godinez captures 1st place title at welding competition
Fabricating & Metalworking
The Milwaukee Area Technical College played host to the CRAW competition at the National Robotic Arc Welding Conference on June 5. The event invited welders to showcase their talent in one of Wolf Robotics' CRAW standardized teaching cells. The competition was an abbreviated version of the actual CRAW testing procedure, and consisted of a written portion and the actual welding of a CRAW sample to test the contestants' knowledge and robotic welding skill. Each task was limited to 20 minutes.
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Minnesota welding company seeks county loan for its expansion
St. Cloud Times
A Sauk Rapids, Minn., welding company is seeking a $250,000 loan from Benton County and other public financing to help pay for its expansion. WFSI, formerly W.F. Scarince Inc., recently moved into the former Komo Machine building on Industrial Boulevard. Bill Scarince, who founded the company in 1983, sold most of it to a group of partners earlier this year. The new owners have big plans to grow its high-tech precision welding and manufacturing business, and need additional workers and machinery to do so.
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Welding students at Washington state college create legacy
KEPR-TV
Welding students at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash., are lending a helping hand to this year's Benton-Franklin Fair and Rodeo. Students worked on a new welcome sign for the fair for weeks. They also helped repair corrals, handrails, and bull-riding chutes. Welding students tell KEPR-TV that not only will this help them with their craft, but give them a legacy.
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Piece by hand-welded piece, Florida man gives huge dragon life
The Gainesville Sun via The News Herald
At 10 feet up, John Andrews leapt from the top rail of a ladder onto the back of his hand-sculpted dragon. He grasped a rusty chain between his hands and, using a pulley, hoisted the 6,000-pound metal beast off the ground. He shifted his weight, riding its back as it levitated. Its shiny wings hovered in suspense as the dragon swiveled around, finally free. Andrews, owner of JRA Welding, started working on "Monty, a doggone dragon" nearly nine months ago in the space next to his home in northwest Gainesville, Fla.
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NRC rules on using and distributing uranium, thorium; regulations take effect Aug. 27
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is amending its regulations for products and materials containing unenriched uranium and thorium, also known as source material. The changes include new requirements for distributing source material and licensing its use. Manufacturers and importers of products that can be used without a license — such as welding rods and gas lantern mantles that contain thorium, and decorative glassware containing uranium — will now need to apply to the NRC for specific licenses to distribute these products. Such licenses will impose new requirements for labeling, quality control, reporting and recordkeeping.
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Remote Visual Inspection explained
Quality Magazine
Remote Visual Inspection is a term that characterizes inspection in areas that would otherwise be visually inaccessible. RVI enables an inspector to visually inspect these inaccessible areas with a tool that allows this to be done remotely and view otherwise invisible parts of a pipe, engine, gearbox, or similar part or assembly. Without RVI, the inspector would have to completely disassemble the entire unit to see to the area of interest.
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Energy sector reforms in Mexico: A catch-22
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Whatever changes Mexico's energy sector will take, they will be radical compared to the status quo. At least this is what you might think, if you've followed Mexico's energy reform debate since 2008 and President Enrique Pena Nieto's announcements following his ascent to power in December 2012. But the energy industry may be caught in a catch-22 situation allowing for little or no reform, which might not be enough to attract investment on a grand scale from interested parties like Exxon and Chevron.
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New York state manufacturing council eyes retraining curriculum for skilled jobs
Watertown Daily Times
Nationwide, manufacturers say that there is a gap between available jobs and the skilled job seekers needed to fill those jobs — a recent report by Deloitte LLP and the Manufacturing Institute contends that as many as 600,000 skilled production and production support jobs are going unfilled. Circumstances are no different in Jefferson and Lewis counties in New York state, according to David J. Zembiec, deputy director of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency. To remedy the situation, the JCIDA’s Manufacturing Council is planning to start an adult education course this fall to close the skills gap reported by businesses in the region.
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16th Annual Aluminum Conference
AWS
A distinguished panel of aluminum industry experts will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. The 16th Aluminum Welding Conference from Sept. 4-5 in Chicago will also provide several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants.

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Scientists develop new process for welding dissimilar metals
Collision Repair Magazine
Welders know that bonding two dissimilar metals is extremely difficult. However, a collaboration of researchers has developed a new process of joining two different metals.

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Welding a bright future: Austin, Texas, woman sparks her way onto HGTV show
The Austin Chronicle
The Austin Chronicle recently caught up with Austin, Texas, native Inez Escamilla about her journey from Austin Community College art school to welding on television. She is currently competing for a $50,000 grand prize on the HGTV home renovation reality show "Brother vs. Brother."

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Fabricating F-16 Fighting Falcons
DVIDS
You hear the adage "team effort" in reference to all sorts of operations. At Misawa Air Base in Japan, successfully flying thousands of F-16 Fighting Falcon sorties is the result of the team effort of hundreds of airmen working together before takeoff. One group of airmen that helps make up that team and makes the sorties look good — literally — is the 35th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight.
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A manufacturing lesson from Tesla Motors
Forbes
The rise of Tesla Motors is as much about tech innovation as it is about manufacturing excellence, something that Tesla is trying to improve and serves as a good case study for other green tech businesses. Tesla is seeing more demand than it could handle partly because its suppliers haven't been able to fill Tesla's orders, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk during an earnings call Aug. 7. Some suppliers are now scrambling to increase their production while others are finding it difficult to do so promptly, he added.
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