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Andrea Stahl: A steely passion for creativity

Schweißkünstler

Wherever we look, it’s apparent that welding is everywhere—be it in a swimming pool, on a building site, or out on the farm. But more than this, it’s also an expression of art, a craft with countless possibilities for turning the everyday into the extraordinary. Andrea Stahl is one such practitioner of this craft. The Swiss artist creates welded art for the home and produces unique pieces of furniture. Read on to find out what her creations look like, what…

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Metalwork That Soars

Schweißkunst

They soar gracefully through the air, taking to the skies to hunt their prey as night falls, before eventually landing on Rich Baker’s welding table. Whether it’s a majestic eagle or a wise owl, the Canadian artist has a passion for birds of prey. He took a somewhat circuitous route into art, traveling through the worlds of country music and theater before finally arriving where he is today – his workshop deep in the heart of nature in Canada. Here,…

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Women who weld: Tatjana’s route to becoming a mechanical engineer

Frauen die Schweißen

Goodbye pantsuit. Hello workshop. After learning a lot as an office administrator and with a great deal of experience under her belt, Tatjana had reached the point where she knew that “This isn’t it. This isn’t what I want to do. I’m going to look for something new.” And just like that she left her office job and started an apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer. Read on to find out how she got on after making the switch, the advantages…

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From Horse Ranch to Welding Shop: Cinnamon’s Path to Becoming an Application Engineer

Cinamon

A peaceful part of the world, an idyllic horse ranch, a life far from the bright lights in the middle of nature – that’s how Cinnamon Digan grew up. Today, she works as an application engineer for Fronius USA in Brighton, Michigan. Read this blog to learn how she discovered her passion for welding through her horse, why welding is such an adrenalin rush for her, and how her welding projects are giving homeless people and animals in need a…

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Quality assurance in high-tech vehicle manufacturing: documenting welding data with WeldCube Premium

Datenspeicherung

What does one of the most capable all-terrain vehicles in the world, yet at the same time one of the most practical for everyday use, have to do with documenting welding data? The huge ground clearance and built-in deep wading capabilities of the Mercedes G drop a clear hint: The vehicle is designed to cope with the most extreme off-road conditions – pulling force and a long service life have to be guaranteed when the G is subjected to violent…

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Welder and Influencer Laela Holden: “I’m Not Going to Be Held Back by Gender”

Figures from the US reveal that women represent just 5% of the entire welding sector workforce. This makes it all the more interesting to hear what they have to say. What is it about welding that inspires them? What is it like working in a male-dominated industry, and what does the future hold? Welder, social media influencer, and partner of Fronius USA, Laela Holden, answers these questions and also explains why there was a 20-year gap between her first and…

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Welding of railway vehicles – a customer story

In the distance it sounds like a storm brewing, however as it draws nearer, the initial murmuring noise grows into a menacing rumble – finally, the freight train thunders past the platform. The force of railway vehicles can be overwhelming, but so can their diversity… What is a railway vehicle? The term covers all vehicles, trains, and trams that run on one or more rails. These include railroad vehicles such as locomotives, railcars, rail tractors, and passenger or freight wagons,…

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Welding and Its Various Challenges in Shipbuilding – A Customer Story

Welding in shipbuilding – a Herculean task. The Gulet shipyard in Croatia primarily builds cruise ships in the form of large yachts, so is well placed to report extensively on the extreme welding challenges faced in the industry: limited space requires great skill and reliable selection of the suitable welding position. Welding while lying down or kneeling are par for the course here. The rugged, rocky Adriatic coast of Croatia spans 6000 kilometers. Set against the backdrop of turquoise waters…

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What does a robot integrator do? A guest article.

Roboter in der Automobilproduktion

Sébastien Devant is the co-owner of the robot integrator ACG in France as well as the head of its automation and robot division. In this guest article, he explains what robot integration is all about. Why do you need a robot integrator? If, for example, an auto manufacturer or supplier needs a new production system for car doors, there is a lot to consider; the body parts must be processed in the correct sequence using the correct method for each…

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High-Performance Welding: A 65 Percent Increase in Productivity. A Customer Story

Brazilian company Painco manufactures welded components and assemblies from sheet metal such as huge wheel rims, excavator buckets, entire wheel loaders, and wind turbines for the construction and earth-moving equipment, passenger and goods vehicles, and renewable energy segments. The joining of exceptionally large components such as these is clearly categorized as high-performance welding. If there are lots of weld seams to deal with too, this process can also generate high welding speeds due to the huge deposition rate. In order…

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