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Category: World Interest

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 […]


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 […]


Jeep Wrangler is the subject of a new investigation

The 2018-19 Jeep Wrangler is the subject of a new investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed last week. Agency documents detailed the new investigation after its Office of Defects Investigation received 608 various complaints from owners. Combined with complaints received by Jeep’s parent automaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the document shows 3,566 owners filed […]


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 […]


Sigma Laser intros pulsed laser controller for laser deposition welding

The Super Pulse Technology (SPT) controller for pulsed laser systems ensures optimal control of heat input during laser cladding. The Super Pulse Technology (SPT) controller for pulsed laser systems from Sigma Laser (Oberursel, Germany) ensures optimal control of heat input during laser cladding, thereby increasing the quality of the weld seam and preventing cracking. SPT […]