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Encouraging more Michigan students to consider skilled trades careers
Encouraging more Michigan students to consider skilled trades careers
Business and educational leaders agree that more needs to be done to encourage Michigan high school students to consider pursuing careers in skilled trades.
Tech graduate returns to nationals in welding for 3rd year in a row
Tech graduate returns to nationals in welding for 3rd year in a row
SUN Area Technical Institute welding graduate Erin Beaver will return to the SkillsUSA National Championships for the third straight year later this month as a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology's all-female welding team.
It's a good trade: You earn while you learn
It's a good trade: You earn while you learn
In the trade industry, "You earn while you learn."
3-D printing improves marine steel
3-D printing improves marine steel
Marine grade stainless steel is valued for its ability to stave off corrosion and its high ductility (the ability to bend without breaking under stress), making it a preferred choice for oil pipelines, welding, ships, kitchen utensils, chemical equipme...
Closing the skills gap in northeast Michigan
Closing the skills gap in northeast Michigan
Over the past several years one of Michigan's greatest challenges has been filling the more than 100,000 skilled trade jobs that are posted and remain unfilled.
Welding classes to begin at Garrett College on Dec. 5
Welding classes to begin at Garrett College on Dec. 5
Continuing Education and Workforce Development of Garrett College in McHenry, Maryland, will be offering welding classes starting in December. The welding program prepares students to earn an industry-recognized certification upon completion.
Warrenton, Oregon, schools secure state grant for tech center
Warrenton, Oregon, schools secure state grant for tech center
The Warrenton-Hammond School District has received $436,286 in state grants to kick-start the construction of a center at Warrenton High School offering students automotive, welding and other technology programs.
Students see pathway to career through trade programs
Students see pathway to career through trade programs
With a demand for skilled trade workers across the country, a handful of seniors at Olympic High School, Charlotte, North Carolina, are bucking the trend of heading straight to four-year universities.
Kentucky manufacturing employment in lightweighting surpasses pre-recession levels
Kentucky manufacturing employment in lightweighting surpasses pre-recession levels
Employment levels for workers in lightweighting-related occupations have exceeded pre-recession levels with over 285,000 Kentucky workers employed in that field as of Q2 2017 - this according to a new report from LIFT - Lightweight Innovations For Tomo...
After decades of pushing bachelor's degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople
After decades of pushing bachelor's degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople
At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.
How to solve common ultrasonic welding problems
How to solve common ultrasonic welding problems
Ultrasonic welding is a widely recognized and accepted process for joining thermoplastic materials. It offers many advantages, including process reliability and repeatability, lower energy usage than other joining techniques, material savings (because ...
Heavy metal: Central Kentucky graduates prepare for national welding competition
Heavy metal: Central Kentucky graduates prepare for national welding competition
Even though school is out for summer and they have already received their diploma and handshake that signal the end of high school, three graduates continue to show up each day at Kentucky Tech-Madison County Area Technology Center.
Combining additive and subtractive manufacturing with ultrasonics
Combining additive and subtractive manufacturing with ultrasonics
Ultrasonics are a well understood technology in manufacturing, with projection welding, stud welding and there are multiple applications for ultrasonics in both polymer and metallic systems. But what about additive manufacturing?
A life-changing job: After 38 years, Bower steps away from PHCC
A life-changing job: After 38 years, Bower steps away from PHCC
The welding program at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia, looks a little different this semester - not because of the building, the course structure or even the students.
Arizona college's welding students build steps for Show Low Animal Shelter
Arizona college's welding students build steps for Show Low Animal Shelter
Staff and volunteer at the Show Low (Arizona) Animal Shelter can now more safely access a storage trailer, thanks to Northland Pioneer College welding students Willie Lewis and Owen Perkins.
Blackhawk to host Junkyard Wars: Local high schools to compete
Blackhawk to host Junkyard Wars: Local high schools to compete
Welding as a team sport comes to the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton, Wisconsin, when the Blackhawk Technical College Welding program plays host to the "Junkyard Wars," an event where teams of high school students create art from junk.
Digitally controlled atmosphere improves laser welding
Digitally controlled atmosphere improves laser welding
As component and subsystem manufacturers in military and aerospace are relying more heavily on the precision of laser welding over other welding techniques - such as Arc or Tig welding - they're also under continuous pressure to improve their quality l...
East Texas schools partner for welding program grant
East Texas schools partner for welding program grant
The Eustace Independent School District has been awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to establish a welding program at Eustace High School.
Fort Bend, Texas, inmates complete welding course
Fort Bend, Texas, inmates complete welding course
Twelve inmates at the Fort Bend (Texas) County Jail graduated from the new welding course.
Seeing results: Kokomo, Indiana, Career Center prepares students for welding field
Seeing results: Kokomo, Indiana, Career Center prepares students for welding field
As it did for many of the students in her class, Shelby Fanning's welding course changed her life. When Fanning was in middle school, she thought she wanted to study culinary arts. She wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to do after high school, ...
Tehama County, California, woodshop and welding programs recognized for sculpture
Tehama County, California, woodshop and welding programs recognized for sculpture
The Tehama County AB109 woodshop and welding programs were recognized at a recent meeting by the Board of Supervisors who thanked the program participants for a statue they created and contributed to an auction benefiting Tehama County non-profits.
First manufacturing class getting good marks in Cleveland County, North Carolina
First manufacturing class getting good marks in Cleveland County, North Carolina
High school students are taking their future into their own hands by working with them.
Graduates celebrate job offers with a signing day
Graduates celebrate job offers with a signing day
As a way to honor students in the school's apprenticeship and school-to-work programs, Principal Mike Ketron created a ceremony modeled after signing days for high school athletes, where they sign letters of intent to play at colleges and universities.
What are the key factors to safer welding?
What are the key factors to safer welding?
Welding and cutting processes are two of the most traditional and conventional methods used on board vessels today;
Getting kids into unfilled and good-paying blue collar jobs will require a cultural shift
Getting kids into unfilled and good-paying blue collar jobs will require a cultural shift
Experts testifying before Congress don't typically start by describing the insights they've gained from backed-up toilets. But when reality TV star Mike Rowe appeared before the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in 2011, he deta...
Underwater welding: Army divers keep Third Port afloat
Underwater welding: Army divers keep Third Port afloat
In order to sharpen their skills, the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment deep sea divers participated in an underwater training exercise at Fort Eustis, June 5-9, 2017.
Men of steel: Father-son Salisbury, Massachusetts, welding firm tackles projects
Men of steel: Father-son Salisbury, Massachusetts, welding firm tackles projects
For the crew at Wilson Welding, no job is too small - or too big.
Keep your plastic welding rods organized
Keep your plastic welding rods organized
Polyvance has introduced the new 5003-01 welding rod organizer boxes to eliminate having all your different rods splayed out and messed up in torn-up bags. With the 5003-01, you can get all your rods organized by material, profile and color. And you ca...
Metal laser cutting and welding provider Tie Down acquires MaxQ Technology
Metal laser cutting and welding provider Tie Down acquires MaxQ Technology
Looking to improve upon its production capacity and facilitate further technological developments in its metalworking capabilities, Tie Down has acquired MaxQ Technology, which develops friction stir-welded coldplates and cooling products for power con...
Adult learners complete welding basics course in southern Virginia
Adult learners complete welding basics course in southern Virginia
Ten individuals recently completed the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center's first welding basics for the at home welder course.
Georgia K-12 schools agency retains control over career, technical and agricultural education
Georgia K-12 schools agency retains control over career, technical and agricultural education
Ranking members of the Georgia House of Representatives no longer want to immediately shift control over career-oriented education from the state agency for public schools to the one that oversees technical colleges.
US Census Bureau Releases May Construction Spending Figures
US Census Bureau Releases May Construction Spending Figures
Total Construction Construction spending during May 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,230.1 billion, nearly the same as the revised April estimate of $1,230.4 billion.
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won't be working in their chosen profession. Many will be working for low wages.
Welding program expands to county schools
Welding program expands to county schools
Some students are looking for something that sparks their interest - and sometimes it's welding.
Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles
Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles
HRL Laboratories has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3-D printing high-strength aluminum alloys - including types Al7075 and Al6061 - that opens...
New program teaches welding to women in southern Indiana prison
New program teaches welding to women in southern Indiana prison
It's winter break at the Ivy Tech campus in Madison, Indiana, but a group of women are crowded into a classroom learning the basics of welding, an in-demand trade that could mean a high-paying job.
High school students gain welding skills
High school students gain welding skills
A group of high school students is getting a jump-start on training for a high-demand welding career, thanks to an initiative launched at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) in Belle Glade, Florida.
TechShop shuts down all U.S. locations, declares bankruptcy
TechShop shuts down all U.S. locations, declares bankruptcy
A bit of sad news for the maker community today: TechShop is shutting down nationwide.
5 employment trends for 2018
5 employment trends for 2018
Workforce issues, including hiring, training and retaining talent will continue to be a focus of manufacturing companies in 2018.
New laser spot and seam welding kit
New laser spot and seam welding kit
Amada Miyachi Europe has announced the availability of its Miyachi Eapro Nova 3 laser welding workstations, designed for precision spot- or seam welding of metal parts including medical, automotive, electronic and aerospace components.
This NASA-trained woman welder 'won't take any crap from anybody'
This NASA-trained woman welder 'won't take any crap from anybody'
As a Gaithersburg High School sophomore in late-'60s Maryland, Becky Lorenz didn't want to take home economics with the other girls - she wanted to weld with the boys.
Miller Weldmaster 'Manufacturing For Good' at IFAI Expo
Miller Weldmaster 'Manufacturing For Good' at IFAI Expo
Miller Weldmaster, a manufacturer of industrial fabric welding solutions based in Navarre, Ohio, loves to demonstrate that it is possible to combine doing good with showcasing technology. The company demonstrated this point when it used its T300 Extrem...
Manufacturing camp bolsters career interests in Chillicothe, Ohio
Manufacturing camp bolsters career interests in Chillicothe, Ohio
Chance it! Chance it! The chant started with just a couple young voices, then picked up steam until nearly all 30 or so participants July 19 in a manufacturing camp at Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center were urging fellow participant Donraya Davi...
George Brown's 'smart' welding lab to play crucial role for several trades in Ontario, Canada
George Brown's 'smart' welding lab to play crucial role for several trades in Ontario, Canada
A new Smart Welding Lab at George Brown College's Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) in Toronto aims to change the way future welders are trained and ensure students are industry ready, says its president.
Federal grant helps Macomb Community College address skills gap in manufacturing
Federal grant helps Macomb Community College address skills gap in manufacturing
Four years ago, King Jermaine Jones was going nowhere fast.
How to get protection from welding fabrics
How to get protection from welding fabrics
The process of joining two materials together (usually metals) to make them act as a single piece is called welding. It works by melting the base metal to a molten material, and a filler material is usually added to this, which eventually forms a stron...
Sisters choose welding as a career
Sisters choose welding as a career
Courtney and Lindsay Hasse both took classes at Lansing (Michigan) Community College and decided to go into welding. Courtney Hasse had plans to go into the medical field but didn't enjoy it like she thought she would. Her sister, Lindsay, was already...
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...
So far, there's little evidence Irma and Harvey have dented the U.S. economy
So far, there's little evidence Irma and Harvey have dented the U.S. economy
The U.S. economy appears to have largely shrugged off the damaged caused by the hurricanes that ravaged Texas and Florida, according to one of the first looks at the growth in September. Service-oriented companies that employ most Americans expanded a ...
Auto slowdown flashes caution lights for manufacturing growth - and Trump
Auto slowdown flashes caution lights for manufacturing growth - and Trump
Here's the problem: After seven strong years of growth after the crack-up of the 2008 economic crisis and federal bailouts of both GM and Chrysler, auto-sector output and employment growth have slowed markedly from record levels. Years of catch-up pur...
Researchers use lasers to weld spider silk to kevlar
Researchers use lasers to weld spider silk to kevlar
Spider silk has some amazing material properties, so there's lots of enthusiasm for the prospect of using it to make something useful.
Safe and efficient: New Oregon, Illinois, welding lab
Safe and efficient: New Oregon, Illinois, welding lab
Oregon High School unveiled its new welding lab last week with an eye on the future.
Haney Tech in Lynn Haven, Florida, celebrates 'CTE Month,' highlights star welding student
Haney Tech in Lynn Haven, Florida, celebrates 'CTE Month,' highlights star welding student
Haney Technical Center is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month (CTE Month), while also taking the time to highlight one of the school's star students.
Welding summer camp prepares motivated teens for future careers
Welding summer camp prepares motivated teens for future careers
It's not your typical summer camp.
Local students place in SkillsUSA
Local students place in SkillsUSA
The 2018 SkillsUSA New York Leadership Conference and Skills Competition pitted students from across the state against each other in competitions based on trades from carpentry to culinary arts, cosmetology and more.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, manufacturer Oseco celebrates opening of new facility
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, manufacturer Oseco celebrates opening of new facility
Broken Arrow pressure relief device manufacturer Oseco celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility on Sept. 21.
Charting the Impact of Trump's Deregulation on Manufacturing
Charting the Impact of Trump's Deregulation on Manufacturing
President Trump has made advancing American manufacturing the cornerstone of his economic agenda.
Tips for Selecting Oxyfuel Cutting Tips
Tips for Selecting Oxyfuel Cutting Tips
All oxyfuel cutting tips have several things in common. They all have a center-cutting oxygen hole, with openings around the center hole for the preheat flames. These openings may be holes or splines. Cutting tips are constructed of various metallic al...
Center for Advanced Manufacturing powers up in Gaston County, North Carolina
Center for Advanced Manufacturing powers up in Gaston County, North Carolina
A hydraulic pressure system, robotics lab and other state-of-the-art equipment fills the new building where she'll take her career in advanced manufacturing to the next level.
Air Liquide completes sale of welding subsidiary to Lincoln Electric
Air Liquide completes sale of welding subsidiary to Lincoln Electric
Air Liquide has completed the sale of Air Liquide Welding, its subsidiary specialised in the manufacture of welding and cutting technologies, to Lincoln Electric France SAS, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
Sintavia is the first company to receive approval to 3-D print production parts for Honeywell Aer...
Sintavia is the first company to receive approval to 3-D print production parts for Honeywell Aer...
Due to the design complexity that 3-D printing offers, the technology has found use in many aerospace applications.
Made in Eastern Iowa: The art and science of welding in Anamosa
Made in Eastern Iowa: The art and science of welding in Anamosa
Gary Block spins a catchy phrase here and there when talking about work.
Officials break ground for Savannah Manufacturing Center
Officials break ground for Savannah Manufacturing Center
On April 10, the Savannah Economic Development Authority board of directors traded their boardroom for a more rustic setting to hold their meeting and a ground breaking ceremony on a tract of land off of Old River Road.
Kobe Steel plant at center of false-data scandal loses last quality badge
Kobe Steel plant at center of false-data scandal loses last quality badge
The Kobe Steel plant at the center of a data-falsification scandal that has shaken supply chains around the world has been stripped of all its industrial quality certifications, the Japanese government said on Nov. 15.
Best option for micro welding: Nd:YAG vs. fiber laser
Best option for micro welding: Nd:YAG vs. fiber laser
Four lasers can be used for micro welding: pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG), continuous wave (CW) fiber, quasi continuous wave (QCW) fiber, and nanosecond fiber.
Look out, yogi: Michigan welding students build bear trap
Look out, yogi: Michigan welding students build bear trap
Some students in northern Michigan know how to trap a wayward bear.
Manufacturing in US expands at fastest pace since May 2004
Manufacturing in US expands at fastest pace since May 2004
U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed March 1.
Putnam says Florida must fix 'talent gap' to keep job
Putnam says Florida must fix 'talent gap' to keep job
Contending that Florida has a "talent gap" when it comes to jobs, the top Republican contender for governor, Adam Putnam, wants the state's middle and high schools to dramatically boost their vocational and technical education programs. "What I'm talki...
10 tech trends transforming manufacturing in the next 5 years
10 tech trends transforming manufacturing in the next 5 years
The world is moving quickly and manufacturers are finding the speed of their business is increasing consistently. Product life cycles are shrinking, political and trade realities are putting pressure on businesses and the winners are the ones who can r...
Tips for Using Weld Gauges
Tips for Using Weld Gauges
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Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing
Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3-D printing) allows us to create incredibly complex shapes, which would not be possible using traditional manufacturing techniques. However, objects created using AM have different properties from traditional ...
New Study Finds Limits of Spot Welding of Boron Steel
New Study Finds Limits of Spot Welding of Boron Steel
Automotive companies may soon need to rethink the use of spot welding on their factory floors.
Women in welding: Wallace State-Oneonta offers new program for single mothers
Women in welding: Wallace State-Oneonta offers new program for single mothers
Tammy Kelsoe is an EMT, and a volunteer firefighter, and she's a single mother, with three young children living at home.
While still a rarity, more women are cracking manufacturing ownership, executive ranks
While still a rarity, more women are cracking manufacturing ownership, executive ranks
The Bartkowicz sisters, Lillian and Dorothy, bear a rare and distinguished mantle among Connecticut businesses: They are female owner-operators of a Newington manufacturing company in a state that built its economy and reputation around technical innov...
Female students want more women in welding field
Female students want more women in welding field
A pair of female students at Texas State Technical College students want to get the word out about women and welding. April Abitago-Thompson and Sara Rivera are currently the only two women enrolled in welding technology at TSTC in Fort Bend County. "...
Achieve stronger pipe joints: 7 tips for effective weld purging
Achieve stronger pipe joints: 7 tips for effective weld purging
Weld purging of pipes involves removing gases, water and other vapours from the joint area and is only effective if oxygen is displaced from the purge zone prior to and during welding.
10 Pictures That Prove Welding is the Best Job in the World
10 Pictures That Prove Welding is the Best Job in the World
There aren't many professions that let you do something as awesome as welding while also giving you these views.
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.
Pipeline builder funds improvements to Conestoga, Pennsylvania, community pool, firefighter equip...
Pipeline builder funds improvements to Conestoga, Pennsylvania, community pool, firefighter equip...
Welding programs, natural gas detection equipment, STEM education programs and improvements for a community pool will be funded in Lancaster County by the latest round of community grants awarded by the builders of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.