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Is Welding a Dying Trade?

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^ Training under Experienced Welders is Invaluable for Rookie Welders
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Although President Obama later apologized to an art history professor, he was only echoing the truth when he said folks can make a lot more by learning a trade than with an art history degree.

Blame it on negative perceptions since the 1970s. Blame it on the get-rich-quick mentality. Young Americans don’t look at welding with promising eyes.

Manufacturing built the U.S. economy between 1900 and 1950. Outsourcing, automation, and cheap imports shrunk the manufacturing sector in the 1970s. Welders were suddenly unwanted. Read More

Monthly Maritime News Roundup: April, 2016

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As the month of April comes to a close, Kemplon Engineering looks back on some of the most compelling maritime industry developments of the last 30 days, in this edition of the Monthly Maritime News Roundup:

One of the most important humanitarian issues unfolding in our time is the European Migration Crisis – where hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants from North Africa and the Middle East flee conflict or poverty from their homelands for a better life in Europe. Many of them make the journey by treacherous sea routes, on overcrowded or barely sea-worthy boats. Read More

Of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) & its Affinity for Aluminum

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^ Super Liner Ogasawara: Technicians employed FSW to Weld its Aluminum Panels – Image Courtesy of Haruno Akiha (talk) at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Liner_Ogasawara.jpg

A Star on the Rise

When devised in December 1991 at The Welding Institute (TWI) in UK, many looked at Friction Stir Welding (FSW) as more of an experimental exploit confined to the bounds of laboratories. That was then.

Today, the process is spreading the tentacles of its application far and across the manufacturing world – shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive, railways, fabrication, defense, medical, electronics – you name it. After all, twenty five years is a lifetime in technological progress. Read More


Deeper Laser Weld Penetration— What Is It?

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Penetration in laser welding refers to the depth of fusion. It is the distance that fusion extends into the base metal or previous pass from the surface melted during welding. All welding requires the pieces of metal and filler metal to have complete fusion in order to have proper weld strength. Whether it was a deep or shallow penetration, the important thing is you have joined the metals together in one piece. However, there are circumstances where deeper penetration in laser welding is more beneficial. Read More


Top 10 Welding and Fabrication Tips

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When it comes to welding and fabrication, all companies seek for high quality products while ensuring reduced costs. Another goal is to increase productivity. To achieve the three would mean investing more time and resources. With the right use of welding equipment coupled with detailed employee training, these will all be achieved. However, in performing the correct welding and fabrication processes, there are key tips to keep in mind.

Here is a list of top 10 welding and fabrication tips for any company to keep their standards high and expenses low. Read More