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New Products at FABTECH 2023

At the latest FABTECH, held in Chicago, Ill., from September 11 to 14, the Welding Journal team spotted numerous new products while exploring the show floor.

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Editorial

Editorial

The Rewards of Being an AWS Future Leaders

My first year as an AWS Future Leader has been an incredible experience. When I was first selected as a representative, I thought I had an idea of what may be in store for me, but the reality of this position is even better than expected. 

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News and Updates

Education

Education 411

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools® Prize for Teaching Excellence® awarded a total of $1.5 million in cash prizes to 25 public high school skilled trades teachers and their programs across the United States.

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FABTECH 2023: Milestones and Recognitions

Explore AWS news, Tech Topics, Membership activities, and much more.

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News of the Industry

News of the Industry

On August 24, the AWS Board of Directors voted unanimously to install Michael A. Krupnicki as AWS president for the remainder of 2023 and throughout 2024. The decision was made pursuant to the untimely death of AWS President Dennis K. Eck in August of 2023.

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Section News

Discover what AWS Sections across our 22 Districts have been doing.

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Features

Features

Various Ways to Apply Hybrid Laser Welding

Hybrid laser arc welding (HLAW), a term that has been used for many years, is often associated with adding a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process that trails behind the laser beam. Hot wire laser is a process that combines a preheated wire with a large-width laser beam.

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Q&A

Aluminum Q&A

Below are the questions and answers along with the names of the six winners of the quiz in the Aluminum Q&A published in the October 2023 Welding Journal.

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Features

Ironworker Play as Key Role in South Florida's Construction Business

As an experienced union iron-worker and general superintendent at Hodges Erectors Inc., Miami, Fla., Jeff Justice wears many hard hats. He’s a driver while on the road, problem solver when visiting job sites, customer service rep while fielding and forwarding calls, and fulfillment specialist when responding to emails.

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Q&A

Welder Q&A

Q: Which welding process should I use for mild steel applications? A: Selecting the appropriate welding process is a common dilemma, especially for new welders and companies navigating various welding options. The following is a guide to the decision- making process for choosing the best welding method.

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Features

Lessons Learned at AWS

This summer, I had the opportunity to be the first welding engineer intern AWS has had, but let me explain my journey before detailing that exciting endeavor.

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Features

What's on the Horizon for AWS Standards

Standards are the invisible building blocks of society. They guide the design, procedures, and safety protocols behind many significant aspects of civilization, from the bridges and roads we traverse to the cars we drive to the buildings we inhabit and far more.

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Relevant research papers by the world’s foremost scientists, engineers, scholars and industry professionals, are published monthly in the Welding Journal and are also available for download in PDF format. Browse current peer-reviewed reports of research on welding procedures, metallurgy, equipment, processes, testing and quality control.

Research papers must be submitted through Editorial Manager, where you will find more information on submission guidelines and author responsibilities. The Welding Journal Impact Factor (JIF) for 2022 is 2.2. Please email wjrs@aws.org if you have any questions.

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