Weekly Roundup – News In The Welding World

So we’ve made it past the first full week of the new year. What did the welding world serve up last week, and what changes can we expect in the weeks to follow? Recent topics that we’ve discussed on this blog, such as underwater welding and robotic welding, make an appearance for last week’s roundup.

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Picture courtesy of the U.S. Army

Special News:

Boiled, fried or welded

When roving artist Joseph Jilbert landed in the Crawfish Capital of the World, he found an obvious subject for his larger-than-life sculptures.

Jilbert recently unveiled the product of that inspiration — a 16-foot crawfish made of recycled scrap metal.

Industry News – Supplies, Tools, Welding Processes:

Penton to shutter print versions of ‘American Machinist,’ ‘Welding Design & Fabrication’

Penton Media said it will no longer produce print versions of American Machinist, which has been published continuously since 1877, and Welding Design & Fabrication.

The company has also canceled the 2010 Machine Shop Workshop.

Jobs (The Good and Bad):

In a down economy, appeal of dangerous underwater work rises

The jobs requires expensive training and requires you to dive into often dark and dangerous environments using incredibly hot welding tools.

But there are jobs, and well-paying ones at that.

Small Town Welding Shop Now Employs Robotics

Todd Classon who is the owner of Classon Industrial Services, LLC. comments that this investment in these state of the art machines was a necessary step in order to be competitive with foreign suppliers.

Schools/Programs and Students:

New school aims to tackle skilled-labor shortage

Area employers have long known that a good welder is hard to find.

A group of local investors are aiming to make it a little easier.

Their Sparx Welding and Technology Institute, which opens this month, is a private school that aims to train students in quality welding as well as . . .

Welding training center to strike in Spartanburg while iron is hot

A new welding training center is opening in Spartanburg this month, which its leaders say will quickly prepare students for what continues to be a hot profession in the Upstate.

Welding 48-hour course offered at CLC

The Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, has scheduled a 48-hour welding course Jan. 26-March 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

ICTC offers welding training

Indian Capital Technology Center is offering a 120-hour welding class to individuals 18 years of age or older, who are unemployed or underemployed. The goal is to provide new skills or upgrade skills for employment upon completion of the training. This class will be offered . . .

Welding on Another Turf (Overseas News)

Steel fabrication fair gets under way in Sharjah

The sixth edition of the region's leading trade show for the metal-working, metal-manufacturing and steel fabrication industry – SteelFab 2010 – was inaugurated at Expo Centre Sharjah on Monday, January 11. The show was opened by . . .

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