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Welding Race Cars: NHRA vs. NASCAR Techniques

Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal The methods for welding frames for various race cars are detailed While managing a welding filler material R&D lab in the mid-1970’s, a company that built drag race car frames and sold tubing kits to customers fabricating their own chassis asked for a recommendation for a gas tungsten…

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Make Your FABTECH 2018 Hotel Reservations

Attendees and exhibitors of FABTECH 2018 can now make housing and travel reservations through the official housing provider, onPeak. Enjoy the biggest savings and most valuable perks and benefits when booking through the show’s official housing program. Taking place November 6-8, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, FABTECH will offer visitors the…

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How to Choose a Welding Helmet Based on Clarity Rating

A welding helmet lens is graded for its clarity with a series of four numbers. The clearest helmet receives a 1/1/1/1 rating and helmets with slightly less clarity receive a 1/1/1/2, but is the highest rating the best rating for you? When it comes to the higher end auto-darkening helmets, the shade quality can prove…

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How Software Increases Welding Process Efficiency

Highlights include a greater ability to create code-compliant documentation and track welder continuity With the first edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code recently celebrating its 100th anniversary, a motivation the industry standards committees share is to not only increase welding process efficiency, but also ensure the uniform…

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Coming Soon: A Slew of New AWS Video Podcasts

If you’ve ever watched a movie trailer, product review, or adorable cat video or your computer, then you’re probably familiar with YouTube. With over 300 hours of content uploaded every minute, it has quickly become the Library of Alexandria for the digital age. These days, people use YouTube as a one stop shop for sports…

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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding student Masih Madani had been studying housing development for the past four years. When he looked into the housing crisis in northern Nevada, he realized that he could weld shipping containers together in order to provide affordable housing. Madani enrolled in Western Nevada College’s welding program and developed simple prototypes that are easy to…

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Save on ESAB Welders with the Burn and Earn Rebates

The new Burn and Earn welding machine sale from ESAB stacks up significant savings on top of the already rock bottom prices for ESAB welders at Baker’s Gas and Welding. You’ll save up to $200 in rebates or can add on a free foot pedal when you take advantage on this special offer on ESAB’s latest…

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5 Welding Projects To Get Ready For Spring

If you live in a northern state, snow may still be piled up outside your window, your patio covered in a frigid wet mess. In the thick of February it’s hard to believe that spring will ever come, but the truth is that sunny days will be here before you know it. One way to…

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5 Welding Projects To Get Ready For Spring

If you live in a northern state, snow may still be piled up outside your window, your patio covered in a frigid wet mess. In the thick of February it’s hard to believe that spring will ever come, but the truth is that sunny days will be here before you know it. One way to…

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A Tale of Two Companies: Manufacturing Pitfalls

This week, we bring you the stories of two well-known and highly-respected companies that have recently encountered bad press and loss of consumer trust due to issues with their products. Why is this worthy of an AWS blog post? Because faulty soldering and difficulties with spot welding are at the heart of their respective troubles.…

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