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CWI Cole Warner Makes His Mark

At the young age of 27, this welding trainer and inspector already has many accomplishments BY KRISTIN CAMPBELL, managing editor of the Welding Journal. This article originally appeared in CWI Corner, Inspection Trends, February 2021 issue (pages 14–16).

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FABTECH Attendees Express Eagerness to Return to In-Person Events


The fight against COVID-19 is ongoing, but as new cases in the U.S. appear to be trending downward, attendee sentiment and confidence in attending live events are trending upwards. A recent survey conducted online by Freeman Event Research revealed that FABTECH attendees have the highest positive sentiment for attending in-person events and their confidence index score is tied for highest among all events measured.

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Make Your FABTECH 2021 Hotel Reservations

Chicago, Illinois

Attendees and exhibitors of FABTECH 2021 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. Taking place September 13-16, 2021, at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attendees can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to increase productivity, all at FABTECH.

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Advances in the Use of AWS Standards in the Chemical Industry

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A first-hand account of thermoplastic practices Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal I have worked in the thermoplastic industry for a number of years. During that time, I have observed that the major reasons for using thermoplastics are corrosion resistance and high purity.

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It’s Always Good to Be Home – FABTECH Returns to Chicago in September 2021

FABTECH moved to McCormick Place in Chicago in 1997 and we’ve been coming back every other year since. For 24 years, we have considered Chicago home and could not be more excited about returning to McCormick Place September 13-16, 2021.

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Feedability: The Quintessential Problem with the GMAW of Aluminum

Learn what factors will prevent interruption in feeding aluminum welding wire BY THOMAS PFALLER, a process engineer at AlcoTec Wire Corp., Traverse City, Mich. This article is based on a presentation from the American Welding Society Aluminum Virtual Conference — Back to Basics held October 20 and 21, 2020.

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Engine-Drive Remote Solutions Give Welders More Control

Adjusting parameters with a remote can optimize efficiency, performance, and cost savings in field welding By Jake Zwayer, product manager, engine drives, Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, Appleton, Wis. Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal When welding and repairs are done in the field, there are plenty of challenges that can add time and costs to the project.

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Adjusting Safety Best Practices During a Pandemic

How companies can adapt to working in an ever-changing COVID-19 environment BY JERRY ZIEGENBEIN, director of weld operations, Kapco Metal Stamping, Grafton, Wis. Reprinted with permission: The AWS Welding Journal The COVID-19 pandemic has differing impacts on businesses of all types across all industries.

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FABTECH 2021 Call for Speakers Open Now


Be a part of FABTECH 2021 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 January 15 for consideration in the FABTECH 2021 Conference Program.

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CCAI Finishing Education Foundation Launches Founding Member Campaign

The CCAI Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF) Founding Member campaign offers an exclusive, one-time opportunity for donors to be forever recognized for their contribution. Established to support and grow the education initiatives of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), CCAIFEF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

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