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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

Xiris adds webpage for educators

Xiris Automation Inc. announced a webpage designed for welding educators. The page highlights the benefits of using weld cameras in the classroom, providing educators with access to the company’s relevant resources including whitepapers. The page also includes a weld video library with more than 300 videos. The weld cameras with high dynamic range technology capture… Continued

Pemamek names director of sales

Pemamek Oy named Michael Bell director of sales for its North American subsidiary Pemamek LLC. Pemamek provides welding automation technology and integrated manufacturing solutions to a range of industries, including shipbuilding, heavy fabrication, oil and gas, wind energy and boiler manufacturing. Bell will support sales of equipment and solutions throughout North America. He previously was… Continued

Weiler Abrasives celebrates 75 years

Weiler Abrasives kicked off a months-long celebration of its 75th anniversary in April. The celebration is geared toward its customers, coworkers and community to thank them for contributing to the growth and longevity of the company – once a small jewelry polishing brush business that today is a global abrasives company. Founded by Karl E.… Continued

Impact welding equipment makes debut

A new practical explosion welding method invented within The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering permits welding of traditionally non-weldable materials. The first system was recently delivered to Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Ohio. This novel manufacturing method is capable of bonding dissimilar metal pairs, including aluminum to steel and titanium to steel, as well… Continued

Lincoln Electric and ORNL partner

The Lincoln Electric Co. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology. The new agreement builds on ORNL and Lincoln Electric’s previous developments by extending AM technology to new materials, leveraging data analytics and enabling rapid manufacture of metal components in excess of 100 lbs. per hour. These… Continued

Lincoln Electric mourns former CEO

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. mourns the loss of John M. Stropki, Jr., former chairman, president and CEO of the company. Stropki passed away on May 11 at the age of 68. “On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Lincoln Electric family worldwide, we extend our deepest condolences to John’s family at this difficult… Continued

Abicor Binzel adds to U.S. staff

Abicor Binzel hired Cody Miller as a product manager for its Frederick, Md., office. Miller previously worked at AeroSys, serving as an engineering manager. Miller will team with product manager James Study in leading the rollout of several product initiatives the company has planned over the next year in the United States and Canada. Abicor… Continued

OTC Daihen names new president, CEO

OTC Daihen Inc. promoted Shinsuke “Luke” Kadota to president and CEO. Kadota replaces Masanobu Uchida who is becoming executive managing director of Kyuhen Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Daihen Corp. “I am excited to return to North America to continue the introduction, delivery and support of Daihen exclusive technology to our manufacturing customers as they leverage it in… Continued

OTC Daihen expands robot line

OTC Daihen Inc. added the FD-V100 to its robot line. With expanded payload and reach, this FD-series robot is well-equipped for general-purpose applications, including material handling, part finishing, dispensing and machine load/unload, and weldment handling plus positioning. It features good repeatability, a small footprint and slim arm, and high speed. Other features include intuitive operation… Continued

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