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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


WeldGalaxy: A digital & dynamic knowledge platform for welding industries

WeldGalaxy, an international and collaborative initiative to create a digital B2B online platform that connects global buyers with the EU sellers of welding equipment and consumables, officially kicked-off on 4th October 2018. The consortium, led by TWI Ltd as the coordinator, comprises 11 members including SMEs and research organisations across Europe. This project has received […]


Keyhole Plasma Welding

IMI {engineering and pneumatics industrial company} has developed its own plasma welding technique which allows for full penetration butt welding to occur in cases where the geometrics of the compornent make traditional welding techniques too difficult. The problem was first raised by a German customer of IMI when they were manufacturing crown wheels for marine […]