Lincoln Electric launches new education website
Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric has consolidated its education products, services, and resources into one website at
This site provides students, educators, corporate trainers,
and design engineers with a common interface and access to
welding education information and products.
Visitors can browse products designed specifically for weld-
ing education, including virtual reality welding simulators,
welding training systems, robotic welding training systems,
CNC plasma cutting systems, welding booths, student ap-
parel, and helmets.
Instructors considering U/LINC® curriculum for welding and
cutting can see sample documents from the library of more
than 1,000 lesson plans, student lab activities, assessments,
videos, and presentations.
Visitors seeking to advance their welding career can preview the new Lincoln Electric Welding Technology & Training
Center, scheduled to begin operations in late 2017.
shop makes their own fixtures, he said,
it clears the work from the company’s
own machine shop because the parts
are cut on a table and then assembled
in a matter of minutes.
To close the welding seminar, Mike
Monnin, general manager, sales and
marketing, OTC Daihen, discussed his
company’s Synchro-Feed technology as
a way to minimize welding spatter and
avoid postweld cleanup (see Figure
1). This new development is centered
around a servo-drive wire feeder on the
torch body that advances the welding
wire forward to create an arc and then
quickly retracts the wire while synchronizing with a specialized current waveform to create a short-circuit transfer
with minimal weld spatter.
Fabricators who might be interested
in attending future seminars (see
Figure 2) can visit www.capitalmachine.
com/weldingseminars for more details.
—Dan Davis, Editor-in-Chief
LIA announces recipient
of 2017 Schawlow Award
The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has named Dr. Paul Seiler as
winner of the 2017 Arthur L. Schawlow
Award. The LIA selected Seiler for pioneering laser use, expanding the field
of industrial laser use, and creating innovative tools. He has shown a fundamental understanding of laser materials
interactions and how laser capabilities
can be applied to daily life.
The LIA created the annual award
to honor those who distinguish themselves through excellence in work related to basic and applied laser research.
It is named after its initial recipient and
1981 Physics Nobel Prize Winner, Arthur
L. Schawlow, whose work was instrumental to the invention of the laser.
Seiler, who encountered the laser for
the first time in 1963, studied precision
mechanics at the University of Applied
Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany, and
worked for 11 years as the managing director of TRUMPF Laser GmbH & Co. KG
in Schramberg, Germany.
The welding seminar also gave fabricators a
chance to see different robotic welding cell
configurations that might make sense for a
small to medium-sized fab shop.
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