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5 Tips for Preventing Welding Fires
5 Tips for Preventing Welding Fires
At 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23, 2016, black smoke filled the morning sky above Knoxville, Tennessee. A worker at Keisler Automation was welding a vehicle component when the part caught fire. Within seconds, the fire also spread to nearby garages, destroying the...
Augmented reality is key for smart manufacturing
Augmented reality is key for smart manufacturing
Autoware CEO Luigi De Bernardini writes: "Recently, I attended a conference strongly connected to the Internet of Things and on how IoT can help close the loop from design to product, through manufacturing and automation. I don't want to talk again abo...
Monitoring critical welds
Monitoring critical welds
Weld purging is the act of removing oxygen from the vicinity of a weld before, during and after welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium, zirconium and nickel alloys.
The joy of welding: Self-taught metal artist finds hobby therapeutic and enjoyable
The joy of welding: Self-taught metal artist finds hobby therapeutic and enjoyable
Gary Anderson spent 17 years burning thousands of welds a day onto seat frames on the assembly line for Lear Seating. The repetitive process became robotic, he said. But that's changed now that the 53-year-old delivery truck driver has rediscovered the...
Welder plays with texture to create beautiful steel sculptures
Welder plays with texture to create beautiful steel sculptures
Under the name Madero / Co., sculptor David Madero creates amazing sculptures using welding to create textural differences in smooth steel, turning the pieces of metal into amazing works of art. Considered one of the best welding artists in the world, ...
Smallest weld trailing shield
Smallest weld trailing shield
When welding titanium using the GTAW/TIG process, the gas shield from the welding torch needs extending for protection from oxidation and for productivity. Although welders will use a larger than normal gas cup to provide a big surface area of protecti...
Central Arizona College welding program trains next generation of welding professionals
Central Arizona College welding program trains next generation of welding professionals
According to the American Welding Society, the welding industry will face a shortage of more than 400,000 welding professionals by 2025, largely due to the number of older, skilled welders retiring. Central Arizona College’s welding program is he...