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!
Picture courtesy of the U.S. Army
Industry News – Supplies, Tools, Welding Processes:
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.
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. . .
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:
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. . .
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.
Laid off workers can sign up for free classes at Linn State Technical College to pursue new job opportunities.
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 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.
Artist Bob Doster paid a visit to Johnakin Middle School to teach visual arts students about welding steel sculpture.
Welding Gone Wrong
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.
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.