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Texas A&M students obtain learning experience through programme at Texas State Technical College

Texas A&M undergraduate engineering students have found a home in Texas State Technical College this summer, as they continue on the path towards graduation and a career in engineering. The Engineering Bachelor’s + Program provides Texas A&M undergraduate students the ability to receive hands-on professional experience provided by Texas State Technical College (TSTC). Including both […]

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Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen: How to avoid the damaging health effects of welding fume

As a result of The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) releasing scientific evidence that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans, mild steel welding fume was reclassified as a human carcinogen by the Workplace Health Expert Committee in 2019. The Health and Safety Executive […]

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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 esab.com/esab-qwpa, 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 […]

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The rise of influencer marketing in the welding industry

COVID-19 has changed the way most organisations do business, especially in marketing. Organisations have been forced to rethink, reskill and upskill their staff to meet the increasing demands of the current economic climate. Client Outreach Marketing during such uncertain times has been a challenge for most companies because of the revenue losses that most have […]

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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 […]

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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 esab.com/esab-qwpa, 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 […]

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Air Liquide revolutionises welding experience with new innovation

Developed in collaboration with more than 700 welding customers, the French corporation said Qlixbi will improve the way welders use and manage gases in their daily operation. Qlixbi will turn the act of welding into a user-friendly experience by making it easier, faster and safer, thanks to a mix of mechanical and digital innovations. These […]

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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 […]

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DuPage jail’s welding program yields first inmates graduating with ‘hope and purpose’

How often do you see a sheriff hugging jail inmates? It happened Wednesday at the DuPage County jail as Sheriff Jim Mendrick congratulated the first graduates of a new and innovative welding-training programme. “You guys are at the beginning part of greater things to come,” Mendrick told grads Ventrel Murphy and Raymond Andrews. “This is […]

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