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Sandvik Materials to divest wire operations

  Sandvik Materials Technology intends to divest its welding and stainless wire operations. These businesses are subject to intense competition and Sandvik Materials Technology does not hold a No. 1 or 2 market position. “The divestment of the welding and stainless wire businesses will make Sandvik Materials Technology more focused on its core operations; advanced stainless… Continued

Global aluminum welding wires market to grow

  Technavio analysts forecast the global aluminum welding wires market to grow at a CAGR of more than 6 percent for 2017-2021. Technavio analysts highlight three factors that are contributing to the growth: increasing demand for lightweight vehicles, for welding wires for repair and maintenance, and for power infrastructure. Aluminum alloys are used for various applications in industries… Continued

WeldCloud wins Innovation Award

ESAB Industry Lyon Award

  ESAB France SA won the Innovation Award in the Digital Tools category at Industrie Lyon 2017. ESAB’s WeldCloud online data management system took the winning spot for its ability to provide digital solutions that optimize welding and associated manufacturing activities. “This innovation was driven by our need to help customers automate activities that surround… Continued

Tulsa Welding School accepts military education benefits

Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center announced that veterans can now use military educational benefits through the GI Bill and MyCAA programs to attend the Houston-based trade school. Military tuition rates are available to eligible military members, including active duty, reserves and National Guard members; active duty spouses and dependent children of active duty service… Continued

Robotics boasts strongest Q1 on record

kuka robotics

North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries Association. A total of 9,773 robots valued at approximately $516 million were ordered from North American robotics companies during the first quarter of 2017, representing a growth of 32 percent in units over the same period in 2016. A total… Continued

RoboVent makes two staff appointments

  RoboVent announced Greg Plate has been named production manager. Plate has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing management, including implementation of lean manufacturing processes. He will be overseeing the manufacturing operations in Sterling Heights, Mich., including equipment assembly and filter production. Brad Williams was appointed field solution sales director. Williams will cover… Continued

Miller announces We Build contest


Miller Electric Mfg. Co. announced its #whyiweldcontest as part of its 2017 We Build campaign, which recognizes the many ways that welding makes the world a better place. Through June 30, participants can enter the giveaway by publicly socially sharing a story, photo or video with the hashtag #whyiweldcontest. From July 21 through Aug. 4,… Continued

Bug-O Systems to be spotlighted on Manufacturing Marvels® aired on Fox Business Network®

Bug-O Systems will be showcased in a production of Manufacturing Marvels® on May 5th in the 8:30-8:45 p.m. time period CST on the Fox Business Network. As a global pioneer in automated welding, Bug-O Systems’ segment will explain their dedication in creating products for industrial welding and cutting. A family owned American manufacturer since 1948,… Continued

Chemetall receives Airbus supplier award


Chemetall was awarded the highest supplier award in the Airbus Material & Parts Supply Chain & Quality Improvement program. For the third year in a row, the company achieved Accredited Supplier status, which values its outstanding performance and continuous commitment to provide quality products and delivery reliability. Only four out of 68 strategic key suppliers… Continued

Universal Robots launches free academy

Universal Robots offers online training modules free of charge, open to all and built to deliver hands-on learning via interactive simulations. The modules are available in English, Spanish, German, French and Chinese and consist of six e-learning modules that make up the basic programming training for UR robots. This includes configuring end-effectors, connecting I/Os, creating basic programs… Continued

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