Choosing PPE for Welding

Learn what to consider when picking the right safety equipment and garments

By Kevin Beckerdite, global product manager for PPE, ESAB Corp., Annapolis Junction, Md.

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Welding’s Arc Toward Change

By Roline Pascal, Alexandra QuiÑones, and Cindy Weihl

Companies share their perspectives on industry challenges and opportunities

The welding industry has had its share of challenges in the last two years.

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FABTECH Atlanta, Here We Come

FABTECH 2022 is returning to Atlanta in November. Atlanta sits at the intersection of Southern charm, creativity and sophistication. It is easy to fall in love with this city – its world-class attractions, award-winning dining and hidden wonders – and be inspired by the city’s endless possibilities.

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Replicating the Skilled Welding Workforce

How data technology can transform education and help fill the demand for welders


Scott Laslo, skilled trades associate professor and program coordinator at Columbus State Community College (CSCC), Columbus, Ohio, wants to redefine welding education.

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A Look at GMAW Metal Transfer

Understanding how liquid metal drops are formed and transferred to the weld pool will make you a better welder


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Raise Your Finishing Operations Safety Standards

Be honest! How often do you think about and review safety details in your facility? The answer is likely “not often enough.” Fires, explosions and injuries do not happen often in the finishing industry, but they DO happen.  For the first time, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is offering a comprehensive Industrial Finishing Safety Seminar.  This inaugural event will be held April 5 & 6 at the Fabricators and Manufacturer’s Association (FMA) headquarters in Elgin, IL.  CCAI and FMA are partners in FABTECH shows across North America.

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Make Your FABTECH 2022 Hotel Reservations

Attendees and exhibitors of FABTECH 2022 can now make hotel reservations through the official housing provider, onPeak. Enjoy the lowest rates and most valuable perks and benefits when booking through onPeak.

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Pulsed Arc Welding of Battery Tabs for Vehicle Electrification

Evaluating this process for several tab battery material combinations


TIM FRECH ( is senior engineer, JOLENE TRAN isa former intern , and KATE NAMOLA is a former project manager,EWI, Columbus, Ohio.

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FABTECH 2022 Call for Speakers Now Open

Be a part of FABTECH 2022 by sharing your knowledge on technological advancements and creative concepts with conference attendees. If you are an industry insider, thought-leader, innovator or technology expert, submit your abstract by April 4th for consideration in the FABTECH 2022 Conference Program.

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