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Tips for Longer, Safer Power Tool Battery Life

Power tools and their batteries are rugged instruments designed to perform tough jobs, but they still require care to maintain safe, optimum performance. There are steps users can take to extend tool and battery life, and help keep power tools operating at peak performance for a longer life cycle.

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Pipe and Tube Cutting Made Easier

Learn why these three pipe and tube products are a cut above the rest.

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Norton | Saint-Gobain and Partner USA Luge TeamPrimed to Race in Beijing

Invigorated by a USA Luge silver medal World Cup team relay win in November 2021, and well poised with a range of planned activities, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers and primary sponsor of the USA Luge Team, is prepared for an exciting competition at the Games in Beijing next month. As Norton | Saint-Gobain celebrates this year the 40th anniversary of its partnership with the USA Luge Team, a scope of activities sponsored by Norton are slated to take place. Planned events include twenty “company watch parties” that will take place during the games, an Adopt-a-Luge athlete program, and a Luge Challenge event at a New England ski area.

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How a Small Company Future-Proofed Its Industrial Production

Hampered by aging robotics and facing production challenges, a small company in Germany overcame its obstacles with newer, more-advanced technology.

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Nine Schools Awarded Welding Workforce Grants to Enhance Their Welding Education Programs

The AWS Foundation is dedicated to increasing the welding workforce by providing grant funding to secondary, post-secondary and welder training facilities that seek to enhance and improve their welding education programs. Grant funding of up to $25,000 per location is awarded for facilities to make improvements, invest in capital items such as welding or metalworking equipment, or purchase/upgrade computers or computer-based training systems.

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How to Make Good Money Out of High School as a Welder

The closer you get to graduation, the more people seem to ask you, “What are you doing after high school?” It can be a really hard question to answer. A four-year college isn't the right path for everyone – especially when the average college student graduates with around $30,000 of debt or more.

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Timeless Tricks for Today’s Robots

An industrial robot can achieve more than three million aluminum arc starts per week using a push-only wire feed system. But while technology has improved the reliability of such systems, some proven tips should be followed.

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How to Maximize Your CNC Manufacturing Uptime

Computer numerical control (CNC) machines play an essential part in countless manufacturing applications. They build these machines for processing a variety of materials, such as metal and plastic, and shape them into the required forms. Advanced technologies have also enabled CNC machines to become more powerful by featuring more axes for greater precision and enhancing operational efficiency. As CNC machines continue to evolve, they require more complicated components, faster operating speed, and greater attention to the machines’ operation status to avoid system downtime.

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Four New Products Put the Emphasis on Automation

Companies and welders are always looking for ways to improve their efficiency and ability to tackle difficult jobs. These new automation products will help make the most of a company’s uptime.

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A Decade of Improved Pressure Vessel Fabrication

In 2011, facing a dearth of experienced pressure vessel welders, Enerflex a global oil and natural gas manufacturing and services supplier, embarked on a crucial automation project. The result: enhanced productivity and safety.

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The shiny future of metal additive manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is gaining popularity among fabricators for a wide variety of reasons, but the limits of what it can achieve have not nearly been achieved, making its future very promising.

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AWS Scholarship Application Tips And Advice

The American Welding Society Foundation will award more than $2 million in scholarships in 2022, and the deadline to apply for most National, District, and Section Scholarships is March 1. Here’s some advice on how to make your application the best possible.

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