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Metal Shop Masters Brings Welding to the Small Screen

With the Netflix premiere of the Metal Shop Masters series on September 10, welding and cutting now have a spotlight in mainstream entertainment programming.

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IPG Photonics Launches LightWELD 1500 XC: Combined Handheld Laser Welding and Cleaning System

IPG adds unique laser cleaning capabilities to the LightWELD handheld welder to provide fabricators better weld quality and simplified part finishing.

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Industry Standards in the Gulf Coast Region

A review of product codes, standards, and personnel certification programs related to welding inspection in this challenging geographical area.

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Four New Brazing and Soldering Tools

Newly released products for the brazing and soldering industry.

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How Automation Trends Influence Hand Soldering, Rework, and Repair

The evolution of electronics and devices must keep pace to meet today’s operator challenges. As technology in the electronics industry rapidly advances, electronic devices are getting smaller, faster, and more functional. Advanced printed circuit boards (PCBs) are now double-sided with stacked multiple layers. Thus, they are far more complex than conventional PCB designs and contain more components in tighter spaces, creating high-density interconnect (HDI) PCB configurations.

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How to Use Your Grinder Safely and Soundly

The advantages of using grinding wheels are widely known. However, when grinding wheels that spin at thousands of revolutions per minute (RPM) are damaged or misused, they can break into bullet-like fragments, leading to injury. Grinding safety is a vast subject, with seemingly limitless tips, but the following offers just a few key guidelines to keep top of mind.

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Explore all AWS events at FABTECH 2021

The American Welding Society is gearing up for FABTECH 2021. And with all the AWS events taking place during the show, we invite you to start planning your FABTECH schedule to make the most out of our booths, networking events, and much more.

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Making It Happen – Switching to a Career in Welding While Raising a Family

The thought of changing careers can bring up a wide range of emotions. At first, it’s exciting to think about getting out of your current dead-end job and doing something that’s more fulfilling. However, you may also be anxious about making it happen with your family responsibilities.

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Fundamentals of Electrogas Welding

Electrogas welding is an arc welding process that uses an arc between a continuous filler metal electrode and the weld pool. Continue reading this article to learn much more, including advantages and limitations.

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Naval News Sets Sail

Dive into the latest naval news making waves — from contracts for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components and fuel to a dive tank for multiple subsea applications — and so much more.

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American Welding Society Launches New Online Sales Training Course

As the world of welding, manufacturing, and fabrication continues to evolve and become more competitive, the success of any organization often hinges on the strength of its salesforce. As part of a continuing effort to create resources and training opportunities for our industry, the American Welding Society (AWS) launched "Solution Selling for Welding," an online course designed to help develop highly knowledgeable and effective sales personnel.

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Selecting the Right Welding Transfer Modes

Transfer modes for gas metal arc welding (GMAW) play an important role in the level of quality and productivity that can be gained in a welding operation.

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