Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Three categories take over the roundup for this week: industry news, schools/programs, and welding gone wrong. Enjoy!

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 Picture courtesy of the U.S. Army

Industry News – Supplies, Tools, Welding Processes:

State of the arc: magnetism in pipes can stop welding progress

Arc blow can stop a job dead in its tracks – no good welds so no progress. This can be a great frustration to welders and result in very expensive project delays. This article looks at the phenomenon of magnetic arc blow, its causes and how to overcome it.

Advanced Resistance Welding Monitor from Miyachi Unitek Most Sophisticated on the Market

Today's economic climate necessitates an ever-increasing emphasis on accountability and profitability. Miyachi Unitek's Advanced Data Analysis Monitor (ADAM) represents the very latest technology in resistance weld monitoring, offering more of the information you need. . .

GAWDA releases December edition of online magazine.

December issue of GAWDA Edge, available on GAWDA's website, features article titled, "Tips for Tackling the New Year," which gives gases and welding professionals valuable tips for making most of next 12 months. Article is intended to prepare professionals for economic recovery in 2010 and provides 5 tips to help them. . .

Schools/Programs and Students:

SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING NOW OFFERED IN SPANISH

Lone Star College-CyFair now offers welding courses taught exclusively in Spanish, beginning with Shielded Metal Arc Welding Part 1.

This new fast-track course is offered through the Continuing Education (CE) Department and will be held from. . .

Butler Adult Ed offers KAN-GO grant assistance to welding, nursing students

With the assistance of a KAN-GO Grant via the Kansas Board of Regents, Butler Community College’s Adult Education division is offering an exciting opportunity for students seeking to complete a high school degree while training for a career in welding or acute care nursing.

Linn State offers free courses

Laid off workers can sign up for free classes at Linn State Technical College to pursue new job opportunities.

Welding returns to PMHS vo-tech center

A welding class is underway at the Career & Technology Center.
The class, offered by Pearl River Community College was formally approved by the school board for the Picayune Municipal Separate School District at its meeting Tuesday night.

Houston High School to offer welding

Houston High School plans to offer at least three welding courses for high school students this fall and maybe an evening welding class for adults in the community.

Marion middle school students learn lesson in welding

Artist Bob Doster paid a visit to Johnakin Middle School to teach visual arts students about welding steel sculpture.

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding work at Pascagoula and Avondale shipyards under scrutiny by Navy

The Navy has ordered a wholesale re-inspection of potentially faulty pipe welds on ships built at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Pascagoula and Avondale shipyards during the last few years, a top official disclosed Thursday at a news conference.

Speedboat Picture Helps Sink Welder's Case

Sometimes defense lawyers in high stakes cases have to engage in sophisticated sleuthing to ferret out the truth about a plaintiff's allegations. And sometimes it's simply a matter of typing a plaintiff's name into a search engine.

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