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From PhD to welding…

Graeme Kirkpatrick is possibly one of Northern Ireland’s most highly qualified tradespeople. The Masters graduate is a published scientist at just 24 after studying the reputed cancer-fighting powers of Manuka honey. Until recently, he was applying for PhDs to advance his biotechnology research. But Graeme, from Greyabbey, County Down, is now making sparks in an […]

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Ultrafast lasers used to weld together metal and glass

Traditionally, welding has been limited to materials that share similar properties, so it’s difficult to make even aluminium and steel join forces. But now, scientists from Heriot-Watt University are claiming a breakthrough method that can weld together materials as different as glass and metal, thanks to ultrafast laser pulses. Currently metals can be welded to […]

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University of Leicester research to improve welding process for manufacturing industries

New research, led by the University of Leicester, will optimise the welding and additive and manufacturing process. Arc welding and additive manufacturing are hugely important for creating large metal components relatively inexpensively and quickly. Led by Professor Hongbiao Dong from the University of Leicester’s Department of Engineering, the research has shown how to optimise this […]

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Welding students build float for MLK Day Parade in San Diego

Welders are important to one of San Diego’s biggest industries — shipbuilding. At San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE), welding students are also using their skills to honour civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. “For years this country I feel we focused on the service industry more than industrial,” SDCE welding instructor Bob Pyle said. […]

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Georgia Power donates $100K to Thomson High School for new welding lab

The McDuffie County School System recognizes learning a trade in school is beneficial for some students. In tonight’s board meeting, Georgia Power awarded Thomson High School a $100,000 check to build a new welding facility. “What we learned is there is a critical need for welders currently in our area,” said Dr. Mychele Rhodes “Plant […]

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US university Butte College welding students leave their mark on new facility

Over 50 Butte College welding students along with faculty, staff and trustees left their mark Friday on the new welding and manufacturing facility under construction. They were invited to sign their names on a beam that will become part of the 59,525-square-foot building slated to open in September 2019. The $18.1 million budget for the […]

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