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Affordable and Powerful TIG Welding with the Lincoln Squarewave TIG 200 Welder

TIG welders will find a lot to love about the flexibility and variety of features available in the lightweight and versatile Squarewave TIG 200 welder from Lincoln Electric. Take this machine anywhere and weld a wide variety of materials, swapping TIG or stick welding settings in order to work with steel (up to ⅜”), stainless steel,…

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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding instructor Becky Lorenz started her welding career in the late 1960’s with a sit-down strike to be allowed into the welding program, but she hasn’t spent much time sitting down since. Lorenz is a tireless welder who excelled in a male dominated profession where she was harassed and expected to wilt. Today, Lorenza believes…

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Welding Projects That Can Be Made With The Millermatic 211 / Multimatic 215

Each month the pros at Baker’s Gas and Welding put together a list of welding project ideas organized around a certain topic or theme. We’ve written posts about welding for your garden, for home organization or for holiday gifts. While these posts are always popular and provide our readers with a host of good ideas,…

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Stephen Hawking and NASA: Reaching the Stars by Overcoming Earthly Challenges

Stephen Hawking, considered by many to be the world’s greatest physicist, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, March 14, at his home in England. The fact that Hawking lived ‘til the age of 76 is nothing short of astounding. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease,…

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February 2018 Newsletter

WPS and PQR Demystified WPSs and PQRs are the blueprints for creating welds in a repeatable, efficient, and safe manner. However, some find them difficult to parse. Read on to get familiar with what they are and how they’re used. A Tale of Two Companies: Manufacturing Pitfalls Two global giants are experiencing manufacturing woes due…

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January 2018 Newsletter

Meet the Instructor: API 1104 Online Code Clinic Get to know Dave Diaz, the instructor at the helm of our new API 1104 Online Code Clinic, in this informative and engaging interview. Loss of a Legend: Inspiration for Rosie the Riveter has Passed The industry has lost a legendary figure. Naomi Parker Fraley passed away…

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November 2017 Newsletter

Welding Workshops Foster Women’s Empowerment Learn about how an Arizona based initiative is helping women realize their potential in the field of welding. A Century of Innovations in Aerospace Welding Culminates in a New Edition of D17.1 Learn about the latest changes to the D17.1 Aerospace Welding Specification and a century of innovation that began…

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September 2017 Newsletter

Are You Really Ready to Take a CWI Seminar? CWI Seminars are designed to review-not teach-the knowledge and skills required of a CWI. Here’s what you can do to prepare! Solar Eclipse Highlights the Wonder of Welding Glass A curious observer of last month’s eclipse delves into protective eye wear and discovers the evolution of…

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December 2017 Newsletter

Exciting Changes to AWS CWI Seminar Coming 2018 Learn about the recent changes to AWS’s CWI Seminars and how they can help you accomplish your goals. Attend an AWS Code Clinic from the Comfort of Your Home AWS Learning has released two new online code clinics, covering the AWS D1.1 Structural Welding – Steel and…

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How Magswitch Magnets Improve Weld Accuracy

Magswitch magnets have a wide variety of applications in welding shops and in fabrication businesses, providing magnetized hooks, grounding clamps, and supports for welding in a variety of positions and angles. They improve worksite safety, keep metal workpieces cleaner, simplify moving metal around the site, and hold workpieces steady. Here’s a brief look at some…

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