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CWIs/SCWIs Can Get Certification Endorsement to Perform Welding Procedure Qualifications

The American Welding Society (AWS) proudly introduces the Welding Procedure Qualifier Endorsement, developed for existing Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) and Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWI) who want to conduct Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) qualifications. 

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Tacos: A Delicious Summer DIY Project for the Welder

Welding crafts are great decorative items. They’re durable, unique, and a conversation piece for your home. You can even give these handmade gifts to your friends and loved ones. Shanen L. Aranmór, founder and chief wellness welder of Weld Like a GirlTM, Yuma, Ariz., created a fun taco project designed for summer camp welding classes at AstroCamp in Idyllwild, Calif. And who doesn’t like tacos? Here, she offers her expertise on how to weld these decorative and unique tacos with a taco stand.

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Real-Time Data Tracking During Welding Operations

What if someone told you it is possible to capture welding data for each weld joint on a particular structure? You can see everything from amperage and voltage information to data that show specifications have been met. Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s happening and helping manufacturers in the military, offshore and onshore wind, shipbuilding, nuclear, and more industries prove they’ve welded structures to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications and streamline approval processes.

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AWS Education: Welding Education for the Entire Career Arc

Welding is a dynamic industry with endless learning opportunities. And no matter where you are in your career, AWS Education offers comprehensive training resources that light the way toward your next goal.

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Welder Performance Qualification and Welder Certification

Misconceptions about welder certification terms and definitions are discussed

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Your Guide to Bridging the Gap Between Classroom and Lab Training with Miller® AugmentedArc®

Augmented reality has recently taken the forefront and is being used more and more in training programs across a variety of industries. The initial reaction is often the same: Isn’t it just a fancy toy?

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11 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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Controlling a 7-Axis Robot for Continuous Internal Bore Welding

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) is not commonly used in robotics because the process is erroneously believed to be too slow or complicated for robotics. But technological advances are changing that.

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Four Tools for Improved Automation

These newly released products are helping users automate welding and cutting processes for improved safety, higher production rates, and enhanced quality.

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Resistance Welding Q&A: Welding Nuts to Hot-Stamped Parts - Part 2

Q: I weld nuts to hot-stamped parts and am having difficulty getting consistent results. This includes parts where the nuts appear welded to the part, but sometimes pop off in transit to our customer. We also get inconsistent push-out test results. How come? I have asked this question many times and have gotten many different answers.

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Resistance Welding Q&A: Welding Nuts to Hot-Stamped Parts - Part 1

Q: I weld nuts to hot-stamped parts and am having difficulty getting consistent results. This includes parts where the nuts appear welded to the part, but sometimes pop off in transit to our customer. We also get inconsistent push-out test results. How come? I have asked this question many times and have gotten many different answers.

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Welding on the Farm

Welding on the farm has a long tradition, and sometimes it’s all that keeps things moving. But farm welding brings its own challenges. Sometimes repairs need to be made where power isn’t available. Farming equipment and machines aren’t all made from the same metal. And let’s face it, farms come with dirt and, well, more than dirt. Neither mix well with welding.

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