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Uniweld starts education program in Chile

  Uniweld Products Inc. launched a brazing and welding education and training laboratory at the Integrated System of Higher Education (INACAP) in Santiago, Chile. In partnership with Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., the program will train students on the proper practices and technological advancements in brazing and welding. The two companies will work closely with INACAP to schedule… Continued

Xiris Automation appoints Europe sales manager

Ronny Lasner

Xiris Automation Inc. appointed Ronny Lasner sales manager for Europe. With a background in industrial equipment solutions, Lasner brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the global sales team. Based in Germany, he will focus on developing the European market for Xiris’ WI2000/3000 weld inspection products for the tube industry. “We are excited… Continued

Miller and Hobart earn quality certification

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart earned upgrades in their quality certification and are now registered with ISO 9001:2015, which is a process approach certification that emphasizes sharing organizational knowledge, risk assessment, top management leadership and improvements. ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system that demonstrates an organization’s ability to consistently provide products… Continued

Tregaskiss celebrates 50th anniversary

Tregaskiss 50th anniversary

  Tregaskiss is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1967 by William Tregaskiss, a toolmaker from England, the company introduced its first semi-automatic MIG gun in 1972 to address the welding needs of the automotive industry. Since then, the company continues to manufacture robotic MIG guns, peripherals and consumables and has introduced Tough Gun and… Continued

Lincoln Electric appoints executive VP

Lincoln Steve Hedlund

Lincoln Electric Holding Inc. promoted Steven B. Hedlund to executive vice president and president of the International Welding segment. Hedlund will lead the European and Asia Pacific regions’ day-to-day operations and oversee the implementation of all strategic, operational and commercial initiatives. He joined the company in 2008 and most recently served as senior vice president… Continued

PMA names new president

PMA Roy Hardy

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced Roy Hardy as president. Hardy will spearhead the association’s work, including leading PMA’s 34-member staff; directing strategic planning, membership development and outreach; managing finances; and leading domestic and international advocacy efforts. Prior to the PMA, Hardy spent eight years as president of the Forging Industry Association. He succeeds Bill… Continued

Dengensha merges with Nastoa

  Dengensha Mfg. Co. Ltd. Dengensha America’s parent company, merged with Nastoa Welding Technologies Co. Ltd., creating Dengensha Toa Co. Ltd. The new company will offer automotive, agricultural machinery and general manufacturers a complete line of resistance welding equipment with a product line that includes projection and spot stationary welders, capacitor discharge welders, weld guns,… Continued

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

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