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Miller announces collaboration with NCCER

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC announced a recent collaboration with the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). The partnership will offer exercises for NCCER welding levels 1 and 2 with Miller’s AugmentedArc augmented reality welding systems, version 2.2.0. “We’re excited for this collaboration and are happy to team up with Miller to provide NCCER… Continued

HIWT begins renovation, donates fountain

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology recently began a major renovation project for a new 9,000-sq.-ft. welcome center. This center will greet visitors to campus and act as a centerpiece for prospective students. The space will open to a large student resource center that will house a library, meeting spaces and a 50-seat auditorium, and will… Continued

Lincoln Electric offers structural steel seminars

Lincoln Electric added a steel structures seminar to its annual lineup of Blodgett Design seminars. The class will take a closer look at AWS D1.5 standards in addition to the traditional coursework. The seminars will be held May 16-20 and Oct. 24-28 at Lincoln’s Cleveland headquarters. They offer 36 hours of coursework across a full… Continued

Weiler donates to WFW

Weiler Abrasives continued its support of Workshops for Warriors (WFW) with a donation of $25,000. The non-profit school trains and certifies veterans, wounded warriors and transitioning service members in CNC, welding, CAD and other technical trades, as well as helps to place them in advanced manufacturing careers. This year, the school will celebrate its 1,000th graduate, and… Continued

Hypertherm to exhibit at Automate 2022 

Hypertherm Inc.’s robotic software team is preparing to exhibit Robotmaster offline programming software for robots at Automate 2022. The event takes place June 6-9 at Detroit’s Huntington Place convention center. The software helps manufacturers maximize productivity with easy and efficient robot programming for a variety of applications, including cutting, trimming, milling, welding, spraying, polishing, sanding, grinding… Continued

AWS Foundation partners with Vectis Automation

The American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation is partnering with Vectis Automation to raise funds for scholarships to support welding students. In honor of National Welding Month, Vectis will donate a percentage of each system sale during the month of April to the AWS Foundation. The goal of the fundraising initiative is to establish a new… Continued

Abicor Binzel releases push-pull welding gun

Abicor Binzel launched the FreedomDrive push-pull system that utilizes an assist drive is powered directly from select push-pull ready power sources, or by a separate Abicor Binzel power control box. In either case, the assist motor feeds slightly faster than the main wire feeder, which places tension on the weld wire through the rear cable… Continued

UR offers accredited cobot certifications

Universal Robots (UR) has been accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is now authorized to issue IACET continuing education units to students to master cobot programming and deployment as part of an Industry 4.0 career in robotics and advanced manufacturing. The ready-to-go package includes the complete curriculum, a UR… Continued

Hypertherm’s 25 years with air plasma system

Hypertherm Inc. is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of its Powermax air plasma system. In December 1995, rolled out the first Powermax at its New Hampshire-based manufacturing plant. Over the past 25 years, the technology has advanced and the product line has remained strong in the industry. Today, the product family includes seven… Continued

Fronius opens prototyping center

Fronius International opened its new prototyping center for car manufacturers and their suppliers and integrators. In the new center in Wels, Austria, welding technology specialists will work with customers to develop the ideal solution for joining their components, starting with the design phase, feasibility studies using simulations, welding process evaluation and welding trials, through to… Continued

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