Month: August 2019

X-ray movies show laser spattering

Researchers from Missouri S&T, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, created high-speed X-ray movies of laser spattering. Using X-ray imaging, the researchers captured the spattering behavior of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V during fabrication. The microscopic movies reveal a novel mechanism of laser spattering – the bulk explosion of a tongue-like protrusion that forms in… Continued

The Apprentice School celebrates 100 years

The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 1, 2019, and is planning special events throughout the year. The school opened at the end of World War I to recruit, train and develop shipbuilders. Since then, advanced digital shipbuilding concepts and technology in the curriculum are now supporting the company’s… Continued

Pferd names vice president of sales

Pferd Inc. appointed Rafael Astacio vice president, sales. Astacio will manage the overall sales operation in North America, including the development and execution of strategic sales plans, aligning sales objectives with the business strategy, forecasts and budgets. He was previously vice president, sales and marketing, for a robotics and automation equipment manufacturer for the construction… Continued

UR launches authorized training centers

Universal Robots (UR) announced its North American distributors are opening authorized training centers, offering classes spanning basic to advanced programming of UR cobots. The first four centers have launched, with another nine to follow by the end of 2019. Through hands-on classes hosted by UR trained teachers, the centers will broaden understanding of UR cobots’ use… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires Turkish company

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. completed its purchase of the controlling stake of Askaynak to advance Lincoln Electric’s regional growth strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We are pleased to welcome the Askaynak team into Lincoln Electric,” stated Christopher L. Mapes, chairman, president and CEO. “Askaynak strengthens our position in the region and as one team; we will serve our… Continued

Miller launches pipe welding podcast

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC launched “Bevel Talk,” a podcast series for sharing information, trends and technologies in field pipe welding. From questions about improving productivity on the jobsite to strategies for dealing with the skilled labor shortage, the podcast features pipe welding professionals and experienced industry veterans discussing a range of topics. Season one will… Continued

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