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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 […]


Sheffield Forgemasters leads landmark research project

Engineering specialist Sheffield Forgemasters is to lead a consortium of partners in its largest ever research and development project, with an overall project value of £10.5m ($14m). The company will explore industrialisation of Electron Beam Welding (EBW) in civil nuclear assemblies, with the potential to integrate welding into the manufacturing process, offering material improvements and […]


Scrap metal expands Canadian artist’s forte into welding

Flower gardens, berry patches, straw-bale B&B cottages, and sculptures—lots of sculptures—grace an artist’s 5 acres just outside the community of Winlaw, B.C., Canada. All peacefully coexist under the watchful eye of Rabi’a, who embraced her artistic leanings as she approached her 60th birthday. That was in 2003. Since then her robust curiosity, appreciation for the […]


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, […]