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Apprenticeship training and academic degree: The pathway to success
MarineLink.com
Edward Lundquist talks to welder and apprentice instructor Ashley Wilber at BAE Systems Ship Repair's Norfolk, Va., shipyard about how she came to be a welder.
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AWS and RWMA issue call for papers on advances in resistance welding
AWS
The American Welding Society and Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance is now accepting papers for its first-ever International Symposium on Advances in Resistance Welding to be held on April 28-30, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Industry researchers, engineers, scientists, and academics involved in various resistance welding fields from all over the world are invited to present and publish high-quality technical papers. Papers will be selected for technical quality, appropriateness and significance.
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Early Bird Registration Still Open for US/European Welding Standards
AWS
The American Welding Society (AWS) and Germany's Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International (GSI) have partnered to deliver a unique conference where U.S. and European welding standards on numerous topics will be presented, compared, and discussed. This conference will benefit engineers, inspectors, supervisors, and quality control personnel who are familiar with one set of standards. Among the topics to be discussed are welding standards covering structural fabrication, pressure vessels, railway vehicles, and company certification. The format of the conference will be one expert presentation on the U.S. standards followed by an expert presentation on the comparable European standards for each topic. There will be open discussion allotted for each topic period.
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Manufacturing programs to expand at downtown Duluth, Minn.,
college site

Duluth News Tribune
As manufacturing makes a comeback, Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minn., can't keep up with the demand. Trained welders, machinists and computer-aided designers are needed, and students are enrolling in those programs in unprecedented numbers. Most programs are filled to capacity, with waiting lists.
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Does management by objectives stifle excellence?
IndustryWeek
Setting arbitrary goals can hamper the ability to improve dramatically — or drive the wrong improvement behaviors entirely. U.S. companies have relied on using some sort of Management by Objective-type system for so long, it is difficult to think about alternatives.
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Illinois community college welding team national champs
The Daily Journal
How good are the welders being educated by Kankakee (Ill.) Community College? Maybe better than welders from four-year college programs. Better than some welders already out in the profession. Better than anyone else in the country. From Nov. 20-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, a team of two graduates and a student from Kankakee Community College won Welding Wars, a competition open to anyone.
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US DOE invests $13 million into solar manufacturing
CleanTechnica
The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $13 million for five solar projects aimed at strengthening domestic solar manufacturing, speeding the commercialization of even more efficient technology and even more affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. The $13 million in awards comes from the DOE's SunShot Initiative, and they are aimed at increasing U.S. competitiveness in the global clean energy market, a fast-growing, multitrillion-dollar market.
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Bidding for 777X: North Charleston, SC, dreams of more Boeing jet work
The Seattle Times
North Charleston, S.C., is the only city outside of Renton and Everett, Wash., where new Boeing passenger jets roll off the assembly line. Yet North Charleston has appeared to be more of an onlooker than a player in the fast-moving 777X drama. Within hours after Puget Sound-area Machinists workers rejected Boeing's November contract offer, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley contacted the company to pitch North Charleston, which already produces the 787 Dreamliner, as an alternative site.
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Lightweight TIG welders
Bodyshop Magazine
Compared to similarly sized machines, the all-new Dynasty 280 and Maxstar 280 TIG welders, introduced by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., deliver more power and provide the ability to weld metal up to 3/8-inch thick — yet are significantly lighter, more portable and use less energy than machines of similar output capabilities. The AC/DC TIG/Stick-capable Dynasty 280 is intended for industrial manufacturing applications and heavy fabrication, while the DC TIG/Stick-capable Maxstar 280 is intended for industrial applications, construction and heavy fabrication.
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The US manufacturing workweek hasn't been this long since World War II
Business Insider
Manufacturing firms are squeezing the more hours ever out of their employees than at any time since World War II. For Barclays' Cooper Howes, that means more hiring is around the corner for a sector that hasn't seen a whole lot of since the Great Recession. The average hourly workweek in manufacturing now averages 42, most since 1945.
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Seminole State welding program relaunches with $100,000 renovation
Seminole State College of Florida
After a two-year hiatus and $100,000 in renovations to the training lab, the Applied Welding Technologies Certificate program at Seminole State College of Florida will begin Jan. 13. The lab, located on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, has been completely updated and expanded with the latest in industry equipment, says Jesse Kamm, professor and program manager for architecture and construction management.
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Metinvest tests S460 welding process with a new steel grade
Strategic Research Institute via SteelGuru
Metinvest, in partnership with ESAB, a leading Ukrainian producer of welding materials and equipment, developed a welding process for S460 meter grade steel and tested the process at a recognized research institution. ESAB served as partner and technical consultant on the project. The EO Paton Electric Welding Institute, a Ukraine-based research institution, said that the quality and mechanical properties of joints welded with the new process were confirmed by a testing record.
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Michigan college offers new welding program
East Village Magazine
Cass City, Mich.'s Baker College will launch a new welding certificate and associate's degree program in the winter 2014 quarter. Registration ends Jan. 13. The new program is to help meet the needs of area employers, especially in the Thumb Area, according to Karen Easterling, Cass City campus director.
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How to target innovation
IndustryWeek
Companies get better results from innovation by targeting initiatives at the right places. This article features six areas to focus on.
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BCIT welding building finishes $2.7 million upgrade to ventilation system
Journal of Commerce
The British Columbia Institute of Technology has completed a $2.7 million upgrade to the welding building at its Burnaby campus. The upgrade, funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, replaces the building's ventilation and HVAC systems with a high-efficiency, variable-speed, on-demand system that reduces energy consumption and improves air quality.
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Apprenticeship training and academic degree: The pathway to success
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Edward Lundquist talks to welder and apprentice instructor Ashley Wilber at BAE Systems Ship Repair's Norfolk, Va., shipyard about how she came to be a welder.

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3-D printing with metal: Engineers create DIY welding 3-D printer for under $1,500
International Business Times
Currently, the commercial 3-D printing landscape is dominated by contraptions that create everything from toys to watchbands out of plastic. But there’s another manufacturing revolution in the making: metal 3-D printing.

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Proceed with caution: 5 scary manufacturing trends to avoid
IndustryWeek
An influx of orders is bound to stretch capacity at some point, which could fool factory managers into making the sorts of mistakes that forced some to close their doors during tougher times. Here are five signs your floor may be risking too much as the economy turns in manufacturers' favor.

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Spartanburg (SC) Community College to offer free manufacturing certification program
GoUpstate.com
Spartanburg (S.C.) Community College will offer a free manufacturing certification program. Beginning in February, the Corporate and Community Education Division will offer the program, South Carolina Manufacturing Certification. It is a five-week course and funded through the state. The certification is an entry-level program for advance manufacturing certification. The course requires 200 hours of training in three programs, plus 40 hours of hands-on laboratory training.
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Orlando, Fla., neighbors could help market — not fight — airport manufacturing site
Orlando Business Journal
Compromise is a beautiful thing. The Greater Orlando (Fla.) Aviation Authority has a plan to take about 1,100 acres of land and get them prepped for luring a Boeing-like airplane manufacturer — and the associated high-wage jobs — to Orlando. The project still has a long way to go, but one hurdle might be clearing.
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Eurozone manufacturing hits highest level since April 2011
International Business Times
Activity in the eurozone's manufacturing sector rose to a 31-month high in December, beating expectations, but a third consecutive monthly decline in the services index did little to boost economic growth expectations in the region in the fourth quarter. A preliminary reading of the manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, published by Markit on Dec. 16, rose to 52.7 in December, from 51.6 in November, and higher than the 51.9 number forecast by analysts.
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