Weekly Roundup – News In The Welding World
Check out news about innovation in the welding field, self-cleaning welding nozzles (!), welding jobs, schools/programs, and more.
Advanced Thinking to Revolutionize Welding
A multi-million pound engineering research project is using advanced thinking to revolutionize the welding industry – and offering the prospect of saving lives. read more
This should go under international news, but what they hoping to achieve for the European industry could makes waves in the US.
VW to start accepting applications for new plant
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen will start accepting applications Oct. 26 for about 1,200 production jobs at its new plant in Chattanooga. read more
Vestas plant nearly ready
More than 100 workers now are employed or training with Vestas Wind Towers and the plant expects to ramp up to full production within the next year, Vestas and Pueblo leaders said Thursday. read more
FAAHC Presents Welding and Soldering Class
The Fine Arts Association will have their second workshop for the year on Friday, October 14, 2009 at Rancho Rimar. read more
Wilkinson’s welding school to train more than 1,000 a year
Salford City Reds chairman John Wilkinson is to open an advanced welding training school as a new sideline for his equipment distribution business, Wilkinson Star. read more (also international news)
Supplies & Tools:
PerfectArcs Introduces A New Way To Fight Costly Welding Nozzle Spatter Buildup. Some Companies May Save $100,000 or More
New self-cleaning welding nozzles improve welds, may cut nozzle cleaning times by up to 80%, and are guaranteed to last 5 to 20 times longer than ordinary welding nozzles. read more
Lincoln Electric releases new version of RoboPipe system
Semi-automatic welding guns
LINCOLN Electric has released a new line of Magnum PRO semi-automatic welding guns: the 250, 350, 450 and 550 guns for MIG, pulsed MIG and flux-cored welding. read more
Hobart Introduces the Trek® 180 Battery-Powered MIG Welder; First Professional System for “Off-the-Grid” Welding
Hobart introduces the Trek 180, a portable MIG welding system ideal for DIY, metalworking enthusiasts in automotive restoration, racing and home hobby markets. This revolutionary wire welder operates off its self-contained battery . . . read more
Husband, Wife have Friendly Competition in Class
Sandra Scott of Donalsonville discovered that her fascination with welding overcame her initial fear as she watched welders at the paper mill where she worked. read more
Men arrested in botched welder theft
Two men who attempted to steal a Hobart welder from the Tractor Supply store didn’t get very far and were soon arrested for their botched effort. read more
Welding on Another Turf: Overseas News
Across the border:
River Lights thankful for efforts of local welder
Those who attend this year’s River Lights winter festival will get a chance to see the efforts of a local metal worker.
They can also purchase one of his works as well. read more
Germany-based Bohler Welding Group improves service to the Middle East with new operations center in Dubai
DUBAI, October 15, 2009: Eyeing long-term growth and following the trend towards more demanding applications, the world leader in alloyed welding consumables has officially launched its regional operations from Jafza.
The new Regional Sales and Marketing Office, Böhler Welding Group Middle East FZE will enhance the service levels and support for 13 countries. . . read more