Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Several of Lincoln Nebraska’s high schools have made significant investments in automotive and welding centers that are proving popular with students and are providing them fast tracks to additional training at Southeast Community College and then to careers in the industry.

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Renovations at the Northeast high school have been a two-year process that resulted in top notch automotive and welding education wings so that students can take beginner and advanced courses in these popular trades.

Welding Industry

MIG Welding Powers Low-Cost 3D Printer
“Metal 3D printing, although it has gone down in cost, is still quite expensive. This limits access to the technology for small and medium-sized businesses, meaning that many applications go untried. In a paper entitled “Design and Development of a Low-Cost 3D Metal Printer,” a group of researchers discuss how they created a low-cost metal 3D printer that utilizes metal inert gas (MIG) welding and an open source microcontroller to fabricate parts.”

New Precision Welding Machine Unveiled
“Industrial Specialists, a BrandSafway company and a member of the American Welding Society, is introducing BrandTech™ Precision Welding, a modular-welding system with built-in technology, which allows for one or two welding guns to be used at the same time. Manufactured in the United States with USA-made parts, BrandTech Precision Welding uses a drawn arc welding process, a very stable form of welding that reduces filler material and shielded gas while producing a complete fusion in less time with fewer welding layers.”

Welding Education

California School’s Welding Program Receives $1 Million
“Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva presented a $1 million check to Fullerton College during a ceremony she held Thursday, Oct 4, 2018, in the welding lab of the 700 building.

FC has one of the largest welding departments offered in the Los Angeles and Orange County district. This department certifies around 18 students per semester. ”

13 Inmates Complete 18-Week Welding Program
“Thirteen Gwinnett County Comprehensive Correctional Complex inmates recently took a step toward bettering their lives, graduating from the Gwinnett County Department of Corrections’ welding vocational program.

On Saturday, the men, who made up the program’s first graduating class, received certificates in Gas Metal Arc Welding from Gwinnett Technical College, a partner in the program.”

North Carolina Welding Course Trains Women
“You don’t have to be a macho man to put on your welding mask and torch. If you’re a woman and you’ve always wanted to pick up the trade, there’s a way to learn it. Surry Community College is offering a welding course for women this fall.

This course, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 10 and is exclusively for women, will be led by a woman instructor, Robin Haas. The cost is $71, and supply fee is $15.”

Welding Jobs

Welding Program Promises 100% Job Placement
“For the welding students dual-enrolled at Baldwin High School and Central Georgia Technical College, job readiness and security after graduation are at the forefront of their young minds. ‘Welding graduates have a 100 percent employment rate,” said CGTC welding instructor Blake Holliman. “The high starting salaries and employment rate makes welding a great career choice.’

Welding is offered through the Baldwin College and Career Academy (BCCA), which is housed on the campus of Baldwin High. The facility is organized into 12 clusters with 15 career pathways that students may choose. ”

Welding Events

FABTECH
Nov 6, 2018 – Nov 8, 2018

North America’s largest metal forming,  fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA – November 6-8, 2018. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 625,000 net square feet and anticipates over 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies. FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to  improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding Sparks Lead to Barn Fire
“No one was hurt nor any animals injured when a welding spark went astray, ignited a nearby pile of sawdust and set fire to a shop and small Quonset barn on True Farms Friday in Perry, according to witnesses at the scene.

And though the True family is saddened to face the charred rubble left in the wake of flames that rapidly swelled to destroy a loader, truck and other expensive farm equipment, while rendered a couple of their buildings a total loss, it was only a stroke of luck — and some cooperative weather — that meant they weren’t left dealing with a tragedy of far greater proportions, said Jeff True, who owns the 40-year-old family farm with his brother.”

Welding Supplies on Sale

The Millermatic series and the ESAB Rebel series are both on sale this month at Baker’s Gas and Welding, offering additional savings through the “Baker’s Bucks” promotion. At checkout, you can also tack on extra supplies and gear that is designed for your welding machine. If you’re looking for a plasma cutter, Hypertherm consumable kits are currently half off during this month’s promotion.

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