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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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New Energy-Efficient Technique to Weld Aluminium and Steel

After ten whole years of research, Ohio State University {OSH} engineers have developed a new welding technique that adheres lighter metals such as aluminium to heavier metals like steel. The problem is that the welding process generates high heat and this weakens the lighter metals, producing less strong weld. According to OSH, the new welding […]

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ESAB Launches Its New Website

South Carolina-based ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has redesigned its website, across its whole global platform. This includes more than 40 countries in five geographical locations. This new website identifies each visitor’s country and directs them to their local websites. Each of these regional websites offers content targeted to that area, along with a brand […]

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Young Welders Compete to Win the Weldcup 2015

On 21 October, the Weldcup 2015 competition will take place in Cambridge, England. Supported by The Welding Institute, EWF the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting, Lincoln Electric UK and Air Product, this contest brings together young welders from six European countries (along with one invited team from China), with a view to find […]

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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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