Workshops for Warriors announces graduates

Thirty-six students recently graduated from the Workshops for Warriors program with nationally recognized portable and stackable credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining and welding. “We’re honored to have played a role in giving veterans the professional opportunities they deserve and our country the skilled workforce that it so greatly seeks,” said Hernàn Luis y Prado,… Continued

Lincoln Electric hosts motorsports seminar

Advanced Motorsports Welding School

The Lincoln Electric Co. hosted its annual Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland in November. Representatives from NASCAR, IndyCar, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and off-road racing gathered to learn about the latest in motorsports welding techniques and procedures. During the two-day seminar, Lincoln Electric experts offered educational sessions on… Continued

Fanuc produces 500,000th robot

fanuc robotic welding

Fanuc Corp. announced the production of its 500,000th robot. “More companies are using automation to overcome inefficiencies, lower costs, increase productivity and gain market share,” said Mike Cicco, president and CEO, Fanuc America. “Having sold a half million robots is a key milestone for Fanuc, and we’re looking forward to expanding our capabilities to keep… Continued

HIWT announces promotion

Bryce Obaugh was promoted to first-shift skill education supervisor at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Obaugh, a certified welding inspector, has been a skill welding instructor since 2005 and graduated from HIWT’s structural and pipe welding program in 2002. He will now lead the first shift instructor team and activities related to skill training, educate/train… Continued

HIWT announces retirement

Ron Scott

Ron Scott, vice president and general manager of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, has retired. Scott started his career at the school in 1975 as a welding instructor. He was a graduate of the institute, taking the program twice to learn to weld both left- and right-handed. Scott’s knowledge of welding was immeasurable and… Continued

Dengensha opens test lab and training center

Dengensha America Corp. recently opened its new Resistance Welding Test Lab & Training Center at its Bedford, Ohio, headquarters. Among many new capabilities, the center enables Dengensha engineers to better analyze specific customer application requirements to determine best parameters for more customized equipment. The center already features expanded test capabilities for much of the company’s major… Continued

ABB’s robot-integrated inspection solution

ABB’s new robot-integrated, inspection-automation solution digitizes and simplifies quality control while improving cycle times for automotive OEMs, aerospace companies and sectors such as metals and plastics. The system consists of a 3-D white-light scanning sensor mounted to the arm of a robot and utilizes digital scans to detect defects on manufactured parts. The agility of… Continued

CK Worldwide’s new TIG torches

CK Worldwide’s UltraTIG Series torch packages include a MasterTIG series torch and an accessory kit with standard Gas Saver gas lens and quick disconnects. The torch handle’s ergonomic design with Steady-Grip pistol-grip attachment allows a large amount of control, while retaining a lightweight design. Super-Flex cables coupled with a leather hose cover, and rotating ball… Continued

Welding fume extraction from ULT

ULT’s Airtower welding fume extraction solution is based on the layer ventilation principle. Contaminated air is aspirated, filtered and then discharged as clean breathable air at ground level with no air drafts, providing high filtration of greater than 99.9 percent. Purified air is fed back into the working environment, and it can be used for… Continued

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