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Category: World Interest

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 […]


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 […]


GM Recalls 107,000 Chevy Trax SUVs

General Motors, which has enough current problems with the ongoing strike by the United Auto Workers, is recalling another 107,000 SUVs for a crash risk. The action is an add-on to the recall of the Chevrolet Trax SUV over a possible suspension welding flaw. The weld could break, causing steering problems. The automaker, in April, […]


Can you weld ceramics?

What makes a good construction material? There are many requirements, but one is the ability to efficiently connect different parts. Steel is almost the perfect example: you can join steel with fasteners (like nuts and bolts), by brazing, or by welding. The last of these is especially important. If we couldn’t weld metals, life would […]