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.

JOBS:

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

Schools/Programs:

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

LINCOLN Electric Automation has released the latest generation of its RoboPipe system, for automated carbon steel and stainless steel pipe welding and fabricating. read more

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

 

Fun News

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

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