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Program hopes to attract more women to welding
WXIX-TV
The American Welding Society is trying to fill open positions by attracting more women to the job and a Cincinnati-area community college is helping in that effort. People searching for work can go from unemployed to middle class with some welding classes. Trained welders make anywhere from $15 to $30 dollars an hour.
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So You're the New Welding Engineer
AWS
Nov. 19-20, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FABTECH Chicago
McCormick Place

How to get “up to speed” quickly. How to ask the right questions. How to get the results you need, save money, and stay out of trouble! This two-day conference is for managers, engineers, designers, and others with welding responsibility but limited exposure to or background in welding.

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Emmet A. Craig Resistance Welding School
AWS
Nov. 20-21
FABTECH Chicago
McCormick Place

RWMA offers this intensive two-day course about the basics of resistance welding once a year. The school is designed to give operators, production supervisors, engineers, and others the opportunity to study, better understand, and further their knowledge in the theory, applications, and equipment used in the resistance welding process. This intense learning atmosphere will better prepare the unfamiliar and further educate the experienced.

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Welding Wars Competition
AWS
The first-ever Welding Wars Competition will take place during FABTECH 2013 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Register your team online or on site at Booth N2293, North Hall.
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US/European Welding Standards
AWS
January 26-28, 2014
AWS Headquarters
Miami, FL

This conference will provide an introduction to the selection of the appropriate level of ISO 3834 compliance, the role of technically equivalent standards in the fabrication process, and the role of welding coordinators as a key point of focus for all those professionals who desire improvements in quality and efficiency in their own companies.

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Manufacturing in US expands at faster pace than forecast
Bloomberg
Manufacturing grew in October at a faster pace than forecast, showing U.S. factories were a source of strength for the economy at the start of the fourth quarter. The Institute for Supply Management's index climbed to 56.4, the highest since April 2011, from 56.2 a month earlier, the Tempe, Ariz.-based group's report showed today. Readings above 50 indicate growth. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists was 55.
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New automatic welding system makes car production cheaper
CORDIS
European researchers have found a way make the automotive sector more eco-friendly, while at the same time cutting production costs. The European Union-funded project SMARTDRESS is developing a fully automated control system to improve crucial welding processes. The global automotive sector produces around 60 million vehicles per year. In the primary stages of vehicle construction, manufacturers rely heavily on resistance spot-welding, a process in which steel or other metal surfaces are joined by heat generated by electric current.
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Will 3-D manufacturing cause the next Industrial Revolution?
Dayton Daily News
Advances in 3-D manufacturing technology are heralding the next Industrial Revolution, declare researchers and executives of large regional jet engine manufacturer GE Aviation. Expected to be the biggest change to industry in decades, 3-D or "additive" manufacturing is the process of creating a solid object from a digital file, with the computer file specifying the design and dimensions of a good. A machine is programmed to print a thin layer upon layer of material until it grows the object from the bottom up.
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Welding students sharpen skills for their season of competition
The Moulton Advertiser
Welding students at the Lawrence County (Ala.) Center of Technology certainly enjoy football on Friday nights, but they are preparing for their own "football" season. "Our season begins in the spring when we will have eight to 10 welding competitions," said instructor Zeb Ferguson. "We have free food and parents come." He also pointed out that just like how college scouts attend high school football games, industry scouts come to the competitions looking for skilled future employees.
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DOE grant will help technical college expand welding program
Aiken Standard
In recent years, Aiken (S.C.) Technical College added an associate degree for its welding program — providing students with more experience and job opportunities. Now, the college is ramping up the program even more. The U.S. Department of Energy is donating $95,000 to purchase state-of-the-art welding equipment that will give students advanced manufacturing and nuclear pipe welding training.
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Significant improvement in weld mechanical properties using nanoparticles
Fars News Agency via HispanicBusiness.com
Mechanical properties of cellulose welding electrodes were recently improved significantly by Iranian researchers who added titanium dioxide nanoparticles to the coating of the electrode. The researchers also obtained homogenous distribution of potential spots for the growth of needle-type ferrite in the weld metal. In this research, titanium dioxide nanoparticles were used in the coating of the AWS E6010 welding electrode, which is a cellulose electrode.
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Massachusetts technical school senior wins national welding award
The Recorder
A storage rack for small-diameter steel stock may not be glamorous, but it is functional, and its design and construction won Franklin County Technical School student Gabriel Stafford the regional gold award from a national foundation. Stafford, of Greenfield, Mass., won the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation’s Regional Gold Award in the 2013 Division I Student Arc Welding Program. In practical terms, that meant $500 in cash and a Lincoln 140 MIG Welder worth $700-800.
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Massive 1,000-job R&D, manufacturing facility proposed in Boston
Boston Herald
A massive research and design and manufacturing facility has been proposed for a vacant parcel in the Boston Marine Industrial Park, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and could be exactly what the life sciences industry needs. The 355,000-square-foot facility would "complement the growth of research and development and technology companies in the new Boston Innovation District" if approved, the documents filed by Kavanagh Advisory Group said.
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Western Illinois University students in agriculture, engineering tech to benefit from Welding Equipment Grant from Lincoln Electric Company
Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is among the first institutions, and one of only six from across the United States, to receive a Welding Education Grant from the Lincoln Electric Company. According to Bart Gill, assistant professor in agriculture, the grant will provide Western's School of Agriculture, as well as the WIU Department of Engineering Technology, with seven different welders and a CNC plasma-cutting table. The grant will provide equipment and supplies worth more than $27,000, he said.
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Apprenticeship program growing in northern Kentucky
The Kentucky Enquirer via Lexington Herald-Leader
While the economy and the housing market are on the rebound, many of those workers have not returned. The fledgling recovery is stunted by a serious shortage of skilled workers, but the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is trying to fill that gap. Its Enzweiler Apprentice Training Program — the oldest private trade school in the nation — is seeing record enrollment and turning out a record number of skilled workers in fields such as carpentry, plumbing, welding, roofing, electrical and remodeling. More than 200 students are enrolled in one of the school's six programs, and more than 100 of them will hit the streets in May.
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Ferris State looking to expand welding program, citing industry demand
MLive.com
Ferris State University wants to train more welders — and it's hoping the state of Michigan will chip in to make it happen. The Big Rapids-based university has submitted a capital outlay request to the state for a $35 million expansion and renovation of its welding facility, a project that would enable the school to educate more students and reduce a waiting list.
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Program hopes to attract more women to welding
WXIX-TV
The American Welding Society is trying to fill open positions by attracting more women to the job and a Cincinnati-area community college is helping in that effort. People searching for work can go from unemployed to the middle class with some welding classes.

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Laser welding leads to Corvette's strength, refinement and quality
Industrial Laser Solutions
General Motors' $131 million investment in technology at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, which includes the first production use of a GM-patented process, allowing aluminum to be spot-welded to aluminum and laser welding of aluminum panels, is resulting in the strongest and most precisely built Corvette in its six-decade history.

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Is fracking creating a 'manufacturing renaissance' in the US?
Marketplace
The technology known as fracking or hydraulic fracturing has environmentalists deeply concerned with groundwater pollution. Then there's the effect on global temperatures of burning the resulting fossil fuel. But is it possible that America's new energy boom could bring factory jobs back from overseas?

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Eurozone manufacturing rallies, despite French PMI drop
Agence France-Presse via IndustryWeek
Eurozone manufacturing activity held firm in October, despite unexpectedly weak signals from France, a closely watched survey indicated Nov 4. The eurozone manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index compiled by Markit Economics recorded 51.3 points going by final survey results collected from about 3,000 firms. That was unchanged from a first estimate.
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Saudi Arabia's Zamil Steel builds largest inlet separator
Saudi Gazette
Zamil Steel Process Equipment Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial Investment Co., made history recently when the company designed and produced the largest inlet separator ever built in the region for use at the Saudi Aramco's Wasit project. The apparatus separates gas from liquid as it comes out of the well while maintaining pressure of up to 100 BAR. This achievement was especially rewarding to the company, as much of the welding and assembly work that was carried out in the successful completion of this historic project was done by highly skilled Saudi technicians.
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WorkForce West Virginia to provide training for dislocated miners
The Fayette Tribune
The state of West Virginia has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide retraining and re-employment services to dislocated coal miners and eligible family members impacted by layoffs and coal mine closures. WorkForce West Virginia is administrating the grant. Individuals may be eligible for up to $5,000 in funds for classroom occupational skills training. The financial assistance is aimed at providing new skills for long-term re-employment opportunities.
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IPDSteel announces new patent-pending 2-piece friction-welded piston
Truckinginfo.com
IPD, an aftermarket provider of engine components for heavy-duty diesel and natural gas-powered engines, announced a new patent-pending piston design for the aftermarket. This new IPDSteel piston design uses precision friction welding to create an aftermarket alternative to similar newer-model engine piston designs that are currently only available from original equipment manufacturers. This new IPDSteel design is the third in a line of IPD exclusive pistons, following IPD's current patented and patent-pending one- and two-piece pistons.
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In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike Rowe unafraid of reaching into both sides of the aisle
Equipment World
As part of his Profoundly Disconnected campaign to make students and the country in general aware of the opportunities and good money available to those who choose a career in the trades, Mike Rowe has been making a lot of appearances lately. A little while back, he appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show "Real Time," and more recently he went on Glenn Beck’s radio show. Maher and Beck and both polarizing figures for their respective and opposing political views and, unsurprisingly, Rowe reports that he took some flack from his fans for both appearances.
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Thomasville Ala.'s rural life helps land Chinese firm
The Dothan Eagle via The Gadsden Times
Thomasville, Ala., Mayor Sheldon Day fumbled through a mass of drawing boards, looking for the right preliminary plan. He shuffled past plans for the proposed retail development, the five-screen movie theater, the regional airport and the new hospital. He finally came to the board that displayed the big patch of land seven miles north of Thomasville, just inside neighboring Wilcox County. Thomasville, population 4,421 according to the 2010 census, beat 62 other sites to secure the Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tubing facility, the first major manufacturer from China to locate in Alabama. When complete, the project is expected to employ 500.
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