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AWS launches video series

The American Welding Society (AWS) launched the “AWS ARCademy” video series to provide resources for those interested in taking steps to educate themselves about a welding career. Hosted by Joe Young and Stephanie Hoffman of the AWS Foundation, the series launched Jan. 27, and new videos are added regularly. The focus of the series is… Continued

Dengensha promotes national sales and service manager

Dengensha America named Doug Becker national sales and service manager. Becker will oversee sales, service and engineering operations in the United States and Canada. “With over 20 years of sales and account management experience in global industrial areas, that include automotive, combined with his demonstrated technical expertise, Doug is the perfect appointee as the national… Continued

New CEO of the Stäubli Group

Stäubli announced Gerald Vogt as CEO. Vogt will take over management of the family-owned company. The 50-year-old engineer and business economist has been responsible for the global robotics business as group division manager since mid-2016 and is already a member of the group management. As division manager, he significantly expanded business for Stäubli Robotics North… Continued

ESAB technical paper for welding duplex stainless steels

A team of engineers from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products’ Process Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, demonstrated that the pitting resistance equivalent number (PREN) value of duplex stainless steel alloys may lead to a misleading prediction of pitting corrosion resistance in the as-welded material. The research results, published a technical paper in the April… Continued

Norco acquires Arc Services

Welding and gas distributor Norco Inc. acquired Arc Services as a strategic addition to its automation and welder services. Arc Services, established in 1998, is a regional automation and welding equipment repair facility. It specializes in repair and service of welding, plasma system, cutting table and automation equipment built by major manufacturers. With this acquisition, Norco… Continued

Industry veterans launch wholesale partner for distributors

A team of industry veterans with more than 100 combined years of welding and wholesale industry experience launched WeldNow LLC, a digital wholesale partner. By providing access to more than 170,000 SKUs from hundreds of the industry’s leading brands, WeldNow enables distributors to diversify their product offering without tying up capital or resources. The entity… Continued

HIWT announces board retirement

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) announced Jennifer Monnin retired as a member of the board of directors. Monnin was elected to the board in 2011. During her tenure, HIWT grew with a 52 booth expansion in 2013, building of a technical center in 2016 and a 70 booth renovation in 2017. Monnin stated, “It… Continued

Coherent and II-VI to supply welding solutions

Coherent Inc. and II‐VI Inc. entered into a supply agreement creating a collaboration to enable faster process development and streamlined production services for automotive laser welding applications. These include high-strength alloy welding for automotive body-in-white applications and mass production copper welding for electrification applications. Coherent will provide customers with the convenience of a single point… Continued

Winners of 2020 reshoring award

Die-Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Co. received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The 2020 award was presented virtually on the IMTS Network by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Trenton Forging earned the award by winning a… Continued

WSI adds to development team

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI) announced that Mike Prokop is joining its new business development team. Prokop has spent more than 30 years in manufacturing environments with a focus on automation in technical applications. His diverse experience spans many industries beyond resistance welding, including the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and other Department of Defense work. Prokop’s… Continued

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