Author Archives: WELD WORKFORCE

Welding in Industrial Biosciences

We’ve been on hiatus during a busy academic year. Highlights of 2013-2014 in OSU Welding Engineering: More than 100 prospective students, alumni, and current students’ parents attended our March Welding Engineering Open House. Sixty new sophomore Welding Engineering majors were accepted in January, beginning their first major classes. We said “congrats” and “good-bye” to a…

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Great internship at Greatbatch

Welding Engineering senior Jacob spent his summer at an internship with a medical device company.  Here is his report. Over the summer of 2013, I participated in a welding engineering internship program in Buffalo, New York, with Greatbatch Medical.  The scope of products there range from batteries used in medical devices, drilling rigs, in NASA…

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Domo arigato: robotics Colorado

Dan is a 2013 OSU Welding Engineering graduate who moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado, to start his Welding Engineering career at Wolf Robotics.  There, he joins recent OSU WE alumni Jared and Adam. The transition from being a student to becoming an engineer has been pretty sweet. It was weird, at first, having all this…

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Interning at Swagelok

Reporting on his summer internship is third-year Welding Engineering student Emeric. This summer, I am interning at Swagelok Company in Solon, Ohio. I chose to pursue an internship here after touring their facilities through the Spring Break Job Shadow Program through Ohio State’s Engineering Career Services.   Swagelok produces valves and fittings for fluid and gas…

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California Dreamin’ – Summer Internship at SpaceX

Last winter the department received an email from Kristen, a 2012 Welding Engineering alumna working at SpaceX, who wanted to know if there were any Welding Engineering juniors interested in doing their summer internship in California and working on some projects with her and with Jon, another OSU WeldEng alumnus.  It didn’t take long for…

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Summer Circuits

Incoming OSU Welding Engineering freshman Sam is getting excited for classes to start in a few weeks.  This summer, he’s been working two jobs, including an internship at OSU’s ElectroScience Lab. As part of the project I’m working on there, I obtained a radio assembly kit online and put it together in order to experience…

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The Build with Blue Sale on Miller Welders and Helmets Is Ending Soon!

One of the best sales on welding machines and welding gear is coming to a close at the end of June. Now is the time to jump on the final days of Miller Electric’s Build with Blue Promotion, where your rebate savings increase based on how much you spend. From welding helmets and welding supplies…

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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding team and married couple Kelly DeWitt Norman and Travis Norman own a large property in the Texas hill country where they host intensive welding camps for beginners. The two have a number of businesses that include: custom floral design, fabrication, and furniture business. Image Source Their welding classes, hosted at a workshop where they…

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Is Welding a Good Career for You?

The customers at Baker’s Gas and Welding range from professional welding shops to weekend welders who take on household and personal welding projects in their spare time. Among those customers, it isn’t uncommon to hear about young welders or students evaluating their job prospects who consider full time welding careers. There are many paths to…

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8 Father’s Day Welding Projects

Father’s Day is right around the corner and while you can’t, or at least shouldn’t weld your dad a tie, you can always weld him something to hang it on. In fact, there are plenty of welding project ideas that have nothing to with ties that your father or father in law would both use…

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