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Manufacturers warned about change in mild steel welding fume legislation

Manufacturers that operate mild steel welding could fall foul of a change in enforcement expectations that has recently been announced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Multi-Fan Systems, a specialist in customised air movement, filtration and extraction systems, has made the rallying call in a bid to educate industry on the importance of providing […]

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From PhD to welding…

Graeme Kirkpatrick is possibly one of Northern Ireland’s most highly qualified tradespeople. The Masters graduate is a published scientist at just 24 after studying the reputed cancer-fighting powers of Manuka honey. Until recently, he was applying for PhDs to advance his biotechnology research. But Graeme, from Greyabbey, County Down, is now making sparks in an […]

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New welding technology takes hi-end aluminium frames to next level

A team of the University of California (UCLA) has developed a new welding technology for high quality aluminum. It takes alloy frames to the next level as it offers the possibility to weld AA7075 alloy. This brings superlight and superstrong frames able to compete with the ones made of carbon. Does it offer opportunities for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Metal Fabrication Students Build Battering Rams for the Massachusetts State Police

When a hostile situation occurs, speed of entry may be the most important aspect to gain control and ensure optimal safety. Tactical entry equipment, also known as Battering Rams, allow police to quickly gain access to both criminals and to victims during rescue operations. Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Police Special Operations – STOP Team received […]

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