Welding Journal - April 2012 - (Page 13)

Industry Notes • L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., started delivering $3.4 million of rail and trackwork products to rail contractor Wintrow Construction, Barberton, Ohio, for constructing 8.5 miles of track and other track materials at the new Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes Star Steel pipe mill in Youngstown, Ohio. • Southwestern Oregon Community College received a $1.48 million grant from the Department of Labor called the Credential Acceleration and Support for Employment Trade Adjustment. The funding includes a career center and two career coaches. Part of the curriculum will be focused on welding. Belvidere, Ill., Assembly Plant Manager Kurt Kavajecz speaks during a ceremony at the company’s plant. Pictured (from left) are Belvidere Mayor Frederic C. Brereton; UAW Region 4 Director Ron McInroy; Illinois Governor Pat Quinn; and Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne. (Photo courtesy of Chrysler Group LLC.) indeed back,” said General Holiefield, vice president, UAW Chrysler Department. The new jobs will be part of a pattern that allows the plant to run an additional 49 days per year. The schedule utilizes three crews, working four 10-h straight-time days per week for a total of 120 h of production time. Individuals interested in working at the Belvidere Assembly Plant may apply online at www.hourlychryslerjobs.com. For salaried and trades positions, visit www.chryslercareers.com. • Sulzer Metco, a surface solutions provider, has become an organizing industry member of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. In September, the center will open a 60,000-sq-ft facility with computational and production labs. • PaR Systems, Inc., Shoreview, Minn., purchased the friction stir welding product line from MTS Systems Corp. It will also pursue developing the technology for many potential markets. • Niagara Thermal Products LLC, Niagara Falls, N.Y., acquired J. Kittredge & Sons, Inc., bringing together two names in the design and supply of thermal systems for various markets. • Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies, Inc., Lincoln Park, Mich., has an online blog, “Weld My World,” with weekly updates on welding news, tips, and safety advice at www.weldmyworld.com.♦ / Battery Charging Systems / Welding Technology / Solar Electronics / Time and again, our revolutionary ideas take the welding community by surprise. As they did with Cold Metal Transfer (CMT), a weld process that really is »cold« compared to conventional MIG/MAG welding. And that ensures a stable arc and exact process-control. CMT lets you weld joins between aluminum and steel, and light-gauge sheets from only 0.01 inch thick. Other advantages: minimal spattering, excellent gap bridgingability, 100% reproducibility of results. Want to know more? Check out: www.fronius-usa.com For info go to www.aws.org/ad-index WELDING JOURNAL 13 http://www.hourlychryslerjobs.com http://www.weldmyworld.com http://www.chryslercareers.com http://www.fronius-usa.com http://www.fronius-usa.com http://www.aws.org/ad-index

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Welding Journal - April 2012

April 2012 - TOC Listing
Unlocking Your Gas Metal Arc Welding Potential - A study sponsored by the National Shipbuilding Research Program investigated low-cost modifications to equipment or parameters that improved welding performance - P. A. Blomquist
Community College Welding Program Update - Many community colleges around the country are equipping future workers with the skills manufacturers need D. Postlethwaite
Modern Power Source Technology Drives Process Improvement - New technology in weld monitoring is making it easier to access the data by all the appropriate personnel and understand how it should be applied to benefit weld quality - T. McEllis
Building a Welding Career from the Ground Up - A thirty-two-year career welder shares her passion for the profession with others in hopes of inspiring them to expand their skills and knowledge
How Today’s Power Sources Aid Pulsed GMAW - The advanced welding machines of today can deliver power to the arc in almost any form and can react with split-second timing to avoid adverse arc phenomena - L. Barley
Fiber Lasers Perform Precision Cutting for Medical Devices - There are many methods to cut thin tubular structures often used in medical devices, but fiber lasers are emerging as the precision machines of choice
Arc Characteristics in Pulsed-GMA Welding with Acute - Groove Angles The characteristics of a joint tracking sensor were monitored under conditions of different groove angles and root openings - R-H. Kim et al.
Design of Experiment and Goal Programming Application for the GMAW Process - This study was conducted to determine critical gas metal arc welding variables and ways to optimize them - Y. T. Iç et al.
Predictive and Measurement Methods for Delta Ferrite Determination in Stainless Steels - The advantages and limitations of predictive measurement methods for δ ferrite are outlined - M. A. Valiente Bermejo
Susceptibility of IN740 to HAZ Liquation Cracking and Ductility-Dip Cracking - Conditions that lead to cracking susceptibility of nickel-based IN740 were simulated to determine an action for its prevention - J. E. Ramirez
Editorial
Washington Watchword
Press Time News
News of the Industry
Aluminum Q&A
Brazing Q&A
Product & Print Spotlight
Coming Events
Certification Schedule
Welding Workbook
Society News
Interpretations D1.1
Guide to AWS Services
Personnel
Welding School Profiles
Classifieds
Advertiser Index

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