Weekly Roundup – News In the Welding World

This week saw news about more welding schools and programs, welding events, proactive teenage welders, and more.

 

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Miller Offers Faster News For Welding Professionals

Understanding the need for fast, up-to-date information in today’s digital world, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today launched its new PRO eNewsletter developed specifically for the professional welder. READ MORE

Picture of the Day – Friction Stir Weld

This close-up view of the friction stir weld tack tool used to manufacture of space shuttle external tanks shows the process of tack welding barrel panels together. Barrels were previously fabricated using traditional fusion welding, but friction stir welding is different in that. . . READ MORE

Events:

MCC, Praxair present welding expo Saturday

Mohave Community College and Praxair present the 2009 Welding Expo and Car Show on the Neal Campus-Kingman from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include four seminars discussing the latest equipment and practices in welding. In addition to these welding industry. . . READ MORE

Schools/Programs:

Northern Tier Career Center holds open house: Vo-tech school announces launch of welding program

Thanks to a $300,000 federal grant, a training program in welding will be started at the Northern Tier Career Center, which will prepare students to work in light industry and repair shops and provide some of the training needed to work as a welder on natural gas pipelines. READ MORE

Business briefs – Services

The Chesterfield Township Library has opened an American Welding Society Welding Resource Center in the library.

The center, located near the library’s information service desk, offers online access to all of the welding. . . READ MORE

Supplies & Tools:

Genesis Plastics Welding Makes Its RF Sealing Technology Available For License

Genesis Plastics Welding, a leading contract manufacturer of radiofrequency (RF) welded products, is now offering its proprietary ecoGenesis™ plastics sealing technology for license. This one-of-a-kind technology. . . READ MORE

Spool Gun optimizes MIG aluminum welding.

Suited for light- to medium-duty aluminum fabrication and repair work, Spoolmate(TM) 200 features handle-based wire feed speed adjustment and 20 ft power cable. Unit offers curved and extended barrel options as well as . . . READ MORE

Miller FILTAIR 130 Fume Extractor Provides Portable Welding Fume Extractor

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today introduces the latest in its line of welding fume extraction devices, the FILTAIR 130. Designed specifically for welding, the FILTAIR 130 provides contractors. . . READ MORE

Welding Gone Wrong

House in flames after welding goes wrong

WORKMEN using a welder have been blamed for starting a fire that caused major damage to a house in Alice Springs this afternoon.

Police said the men were welding in the ceiling of the house. . . READ MORE

Teenage welder sparks fire and lawsuit

A Jefferson County man is suing two Nome residents over allegations that he was severely burned in an explosion.
James Anderson is suing Virgil and Rodney Martel after a vessel Kevin Martel was welding exploded. . . READ MORE

Haulier fined over fitter death

A haulage company has been fined £75,000 over health and safety failings which resulted in the death of a 23-year-old fitter in March 2008.

Brooks Gilmore was killed when a tyre exploded at Montgomery Transport’s Mallusk premises. He had been using a welding torch. . . READ MORE Also international news

Welding on Another Turf: Overseas News

Across the border:

Another reason to ride

Ride your bike to school and risk having it ripped off?

Not anymore.

An initiative to get high school students moving — but ensure bicycles don’t get stolen — has spun into gear.

Welding students at Napanee District Secondary School. . . READ MORE

Quality welded fabrication in Australia

In her article ‘The importance of welding integrity’ published in Construction Contractor (August 2009, page 4) and on this website, Christine Edwards made a number of incorrect assertions about the quality of welding in Australia. Edwards’ comments are. . . READ MORE

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