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  • Safety sign

    Safety initiative launched by Linde


    Linde Gases has launched its worldwide safety programme to improve the safe storage and transportation of acetylene cylinders by customers. “Safety is the number one priority,” the company said in a statement.

  • Business deal merger handshake

    Red-D-Arc Weldrentals acquires UK’s Hember


    The deal expands Red-D-Arc Welderentals, which is an Airgas company, presence in the UK for welding, positioning, and weld automation equipment for sale, lease or rent.

  • Robotic Welding at Weldcoa

    Robotic Welding at Weldcoa


    The founder of Weldcoa, Richard Bennett, invented the Sur-Loc™ Pallet in the late 1960s. Since that time the Weldcoa Palletized Process has evolved from an external delivery system, through the use of pallet trucks and trailers, to an internal material handling system that can include two-tiered storage and manual or ...

  • nexAir Demonstrates Its Strength in Welding and Cutting

    nexAir Demonstrates Its Strength in Welding and Cutting


    nexAir (, one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the United States, debuted its Advanced Welding & Cutting Demonstration Lab last month. Located at nexAir’s Walnut St. location in Memphis, Tennessee, the lab is an innovative facility for welding equipment demonstration and training use.

  • Channel Surfing

    Channel Surfing


    Welding product manufacturers have always supported the industrial welding distribution channel and have been rewarded by that channel for their efforts. However, because of recent changes in the profile and focus of the welding distributor in the US, and the new emphasis on users’ demand for continuous improvement, selling philosophies ...

  • Welding with Helium – The Future Is Up in the Air

    Welding with Helium - The Future Is Up in the Air


    There is approximately 6.2 billion cubic feet of helium gas consumed per year worldwide for use in all market segments with demand increasing by about two percent annually into the near future. From this total consumption, approximately five percent, or 300 million cubic feet, is used in the ...

  • FABTECH 2013

    FABTECH 2013


    FABTECH 2013 will be held at McCormack Place in Chicago, Illinois in November, and North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event is expected to attract record numbers. More than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors are expected at the show, which covers more than 550,000 net ...

  • Viva FABTECH Las Vegas

    Viva FABTECH Las Vegas


    This year’s FABTECH, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event in North America, was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 12–14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. FABTECH is co-sponsored by five industryleading associations: the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), ...

  • Reducing Stress in Sheets of Metal

    Reducing Stress in Sheets of Metal


    Sparks are flying in the steel sector. Metal sheets are now joined within seconds in both the shipbuilding and the automotive industries. However, the sheets sometimes become distorted after welding, requiring expensive reworking. Technologists at The Linde Group’s UK subsidiary, BOC, are part of a consortium of companies that have ...

  • Worldwide Welding Experts Convene in Denver

    Worldwide Welding Experts Convene in Denver


    Representing a true world summit of welding experts, the 2012 Annual Assembly of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) was held last month in Denver, Colorado. In the 65-year history of IIW Annual Assemblies, this notable meeting has been held in the US only four times, and this year’s Assembly ...




      Over 1,100 leading manufacturers and 25,000 attendees will converge at the Las Vegas  Convention Center for FABTECH 2012 from November 12–14. The action-packed, three-day event is a convenient one-stop shop to source the best products and services for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing.

  • AWS Promotes Workforce Growth by Funding Welding Education

    AWS Promotes Workforce Growth by Funding Welding Education


    The American Welding Society Foundation ( ) was established in 1989 with a single mission—to develop funding to support welding scholarships. In 1991, money was set aside to support the first fellowship, which was awarded for $20,000. Since that time, the Foundation has awarded more than $5.3 million to ...

  • The Art of Refabrication

    The Art of Refabrication


    Fabricated parts—metal structures formed by cutting, bending, and assembling—are the underpinnings of modern life. They include everything from the steel girders that support our buildings to the oven rack that allows the bread to rise. As new technology makes old technology obsolete, lots of fabricated parts end up in the ...

  • Heating Things Up Underwater

    Heating Things Up Underwater


    TWI (, with headquarters in Cambridge, England, and offices around the world, is a global leader in technology engineering, research, and consultancy and has been involved in underwater welding research for the marine, offshore, and oil and gas industries for over 25 years. TWI’s work has covered consumables, automated underwater ...