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Lincoln Electric Identifies Welding Hazard Avoidance Techniques

Lincoln Electric compiled a list of potential welding hazards and how to avoid them, based on OSHA safety guidelines.   Electric Shock Electric shock is one of the most serious and immediate risks facing a welder. Electric shock occurs when welders touch two metal objects that have a voltage between them, thereby inserting themselves into […]

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Forth Road Bridge Repairs Begin

The Forth Road Bridge, connecting Edinburgh to Fife, has been closed to all traffic since 4 December after a crack was discovered in a truss under the carriageway. Welding work began on 15 December, beginning with the assessment of the fault on scaffolding erected around the northeast main tower leg. It is believed that preventative […]

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First Underwater Welding Project of its Kind

A company based in Shetland has been commissioned to undertake what is assumed to be the first underwater welding project of its kind within the Antarctic Cirlce. Ocean Kinetics, collaborating with civil engineering firm Arch Henderson, will commence work for the British Antarctic Servey in February 2015. Divers and welders will carry out a temporary […]

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Welding Silent Auction

On Wednesday 28 November, a silent auction was held at the Hutchinson campus of Ridgewater College, in Minnesota, US. 35 welding students attending the college created around 80 welded projects, including an American flag, animals, chairs and stools, as well as decorative ornaments. Perhaps universities and colleges with welding courses in the UK will take […]

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US College Welding Students Install Bike Racks

The welding technology department of a US college, based in Illinois, has joined in the college’s sustainability programme to promote health and wellbeing. The infrastructure on campus is being expanding by students fabricating bike racks to achieve practical applications for their bending and welding lessons – and a perfect way to do this was to […]

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Welding Integral in Europe Railway Safety Improvements

A European project is looking to improve railwat safety across the continent by working with Turkey’s railway operator. Partially funded by the European Commission, previous projects have developed qualification and certification schemes for arc welders working in the railway industry. It is hoped the new initiative will build upon these successes. Collaborating companies include Turkish […]

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Orion Capsule Welded Together

Engineers working on the Orion capsule have welded together the first two components of the capsule, NASA has stated. Apparently, this vital accomplishment took place on Saturday 12 October at the Agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Orion parts will continue to be inspected and assembled at Michoud until it is completed, at which […]

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US Soldier Welding Programme

At Central Louisiana Technical Community College ‘Lamar Salter’, a new initiative has been celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Craft Development Programme {hosted by Cheniere Energy Inc} will help prepare Fort Polk soldiers transition into a civilian career of specialised welding and will include classrooms and labatories, as well as two mobile welding trailers – […]

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