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Australian doctors forced to improvise with snorkels and welding masks amid PPE shortages

As the Australian Federal Government increases its capacity to test for Coronavirus, doctors are warning that without personal protective equipment, they’re unable to treat potential cases. Some GPs have completely run out of things like masks, gloves and gowns, as stocks have been directed to hospitals and fever clinics. It’s left health professionals sharing tips […]


Oxnard Native U.S. Navy Civilian Welder Fabricates Laser Mounting Patent for Department of Defense

Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) Expeditionary Maintenance Center (EMC) Welder Javier Esparza and former Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Engineer Ryan Grate have co-invented and patented a laser mounting technology for the Department of Defense. Awarded on August 6, 2019, the patent dons the name Laser Mounting Fixture Patent 10,370,072. The […]


ESAB updates online weld tool

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products recently updated its Quick Weld Productivity Analyzer, which is an easy-to-use calculator for total weld cost analysis. The analyzer tool, available at, also allows users to generate a PDF report, which includes a QR Code they can scan with a mobile phone that takes them back to their original […]


Crack-free ceramic welding at room temperature is a first

A low-power pulsed laser has been used to weld ceramic materials together in room-temperature environments for the first time. The technique, demonstrated by Javier Garay at the University of California, San Diego and colleagues, could bring about diverse new applications for electronic and optoelectronic devices. Welding is a crucial element of modern manufacturing, but it […]


Sheffield Forgemasters leads landmark research project

Engineering specialist Sheffield Forgemasters is to lead a consortium of partners in its largest ever research and development project, with an overall project value of £10.5m ($14m). The company will explore industrialisation of Electron Beam Welding (EBW) in civil nuclear assemblies, with the potential to integrate welding into the manufacturing process, offering material improvements and […]


Scrap metal expands Canadian artist’s forte into welding

Flower gardens, berry patches, straw-bale B&B cottages, and sculptures—lots of sculptures—grace an artist’s 5 acres just outside the community of Winlaw, B.C., Canada. All peacefully coexist under the watchful eye of Rabi’a, who embraced her artistic leanings as she approached her 60th birthday. That was in 2003. Since then her robust curiosity, appreciation for the […]