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Manufacturing has come back and more gains to come
Forbes
The U.S. manufacturing sector is coming back, we learn from the Federal Reserve's industrial production report. Last month's gain was 0.9 percent, more than making up all the ground lost in the early months of this year. Looking forward, production will continue to expand, but don't expect a lot more factory jobs.
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Pipeline Conference
AWS
Sept. 1-3, 2015
Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, LA

Regional and transcontinental pipelines are a very efficient way to deliver chemical resources from upstream facilities to power plants, chemical plants, offshore facilities, maritime ports, and collection & distribution centers to name a few. This conference will discuss advances pipeline welding materials and technology. Higher strength materials are being qualified which can provide signicant cost savings and reliability. Innovative welding processes are being developed for these materials to assure toughness and fitness for service. Automated nondestructive test methods are being developed to assure quality, and support in-service inspection and repair. Join other industry leaders in the field, as the AWS Pipelines Conference explores new research, trends and applications for this growing discipline.

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CAREERS IN WELDING TRAILER EVENTS

Don't miss a chance to explore career opportunities in welding and try your hand at virtual welding on board the 53-foot AWS Careers in Welding Trailer.

Date Event Location
Aug. 18 Discovery Center Museum Rockford, IL
Aug. 20-23 Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
Aug. 25 Science Center of Iowa Des Moines, IA

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18th Annual Aluminum Conference
AWS
Sept. 22-24, 2015
Omni Hotel
San Diego, CA

A distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. The 18th Aluminum Welding Conference 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. Aluminum lends itself to a wide variety of industrial applications because of its light weight, high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and other attributes. However, because its chemical and physical properties are different from those of steel, welding of aluminum requires special processes, techniques, and expertise.

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Welding handbook: Volume 5, materials and applications, part 2, now available
AWS
The American Welding Society has released a new and extensively updated, Volume 5 of the Welding Handbook: Materials and Applications, Part 2. The Welding Handbook is the oldest and best-known handbook in the industry published by AWS and used worldwide. It is a must-have reference for engineers, structural designers, technologists, inspectors, welders, welding educators, and others who need to understand the dynamic and evolving welding industry.
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ECC receives grant for welding program
Rocky Mount Telegram
Edgecombe Community College recently received a $249,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to strengthen the welding program at the college through the purchase of new welding equipment, improved lighting and facility upgrades. “We are thrilled and grateful for this very generous support from the Duke Energy Foundation,” said Edgecombe Community College President Dr. Deborah Lamm.
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GE to expand manufacturing at Louisville's Appliance Park
Worldnow
General Electric is marking its largest laundry launch in 20 years at Louisville's Appliance Park, calling it another example of the company's continued commitment to U.S. manufacturing. GE will showcase its "latest investment in a new top load washer design and expanded manufacturing capability at its laundry plant" in building 1 at Appliance Park.
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Manufacturing in New York slumps even as outlook brightens
Bloomberg Business
Manufacturing in the New York region slumped at the fastest pace since the depths of the last recession, a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed recently. The central bank branch's so-called Empire State index plunged to minus 14.9 in August, the lowest level since April 2009, from 3.9 the prior month. Readings less than zero signal contraction. Gauges of orders and sales also retreated.
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  CRC-Evans M-300-C Computerized Welding Machine

The M-300-C mechanized welding system is ideally suited for the FCAW process for all pipeline Tie-In and Mainline applications. The single torch M-300-C offers consistent welding parameter and quality control, providing consistency for today’s high strength materials. The programmable M-300-C offers quality, productivity, and repeatability in a welder friendly package.
 


Welding robot now a sentinel at Southfield gateway
Detroit Free Press
An Italian company hopes that one of the products it makes — a giant robotic arm — will become a symbolic landmark for Southfield, where the company has its North American headquarters, and help visitors see the Detroit suburb as a leader in automation and technology. The red arm with a more than 7-foot reach was unveiled Wednesday in the median of Telegraph Road just north of 8 Mile, near the city's southern border.
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Metal working discovery may help manufacturers
Manufactures Monthly
Researchers in the U.S. have found a previously unknown type of metal deformation and a method to suppress it that could make life easier for manufacturers. The researchers from Purdue University say that the discovery of the metal deformation called "sinuous flow" could lead to new opportunities in a range of manufacturing applications that involve metal deformation such as in machining, stamping, forging and sheet-metal processes.
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