Jan. 24-26—Fort Worth, Texas
API/AGA Joint Committee on Oil
and Gas Pipeline Welding Practices
Sponsor: API, AGA
Jan. 29-Feb. 4—Las Vegas
Sponsor: American Society of
Sponsor: The Manufacturing Mart
Feb. 14-16—Anaheim, Calif.
Medical Design &
Sponsor: UBM Canon
Feb. 26-29—Naples, Fla.
AAMA 75th Annual Conference
Sponsor: American Architectural
Feb. 29-March 1—Houston
Laser Additive Manufacturing
Sponsor: Laser Institute of America
Feb. 29 – March 2, 2012—
The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership
Summit: 7th Annual Metal Matters
Sponsor: Fabricators & Manufacturers
Sponsor: FMA, SME, AWS
PRACTICAL WELDING TODAY
Hypertherm presents top
award to nexAir
Hypertherm, a designer and manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has announced that nexAir
has received the 2011 Richard W. Couch
Jr. Award. The award, named after Hypertherm’s founder and president, Dick
Couch, recognizes the top independent distributor in Hypertherm’s North
Based in Memphis, nexAir is an independent distributor of atmospheric
gases and welding supplies. The company was selected through a ballot process
involving Hypertherm’s management
team, North American sales team, and
customer and technical service teams.
To be considered, distributors need to
have independent status and support all
of Hypertherm’s core product lines.
The award includes a $500 donation
to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice; nexAir selected the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.
Abtex names insides sales,
Larry R. Johnson has joined Abtex
Corp., Dresden, N.Y., as the head of
its inside sales and marketing program.
Johnson is a graduate of Wake Technical College and has 22 years of industrial
sales and management experience. Most
recently he served as technical sales
manager for The Steel Network.
Abtex Corp. manufactures applica-tion-specific abrasive filament brushes
and automated machines for deburring
and finishing metal parts.
Knovel adds subject area on
Knovel, New York City, a provider of a
Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and
search tools, has added the new subject
area of Welding Engineering and Materials Joining to help mechanical, design,
and structural engineers optimize welding work flows, select the best materials for the job, increase quality, reduce
material waste, and improve the performance of welds in service.
The subject area includes current
information on best practices and standardized welding materials. It aims to
help engineers across all industries improve the quality and performance of
their products and avoid manufacturing
Topics include inspection and testing, metallurgy, weld process and joint
design, and weld structural design.
Adams’ Welding & Fabrication
building new plant
Adams’ Welding & Fabrication, formerly of Bethany, N.Y., is constructing
a new location in Stafford, N. Y.
In addition to a welding and fabrication shop, the 5,616-sq.-ft. facility will
house Scott Adams Trucking, which
provides transportation for agriculture.
Hobart Institute offers visual
inspection course online
A new online course from the Hobart
Institute of Welding Technology, Troy,
Ohio, focuses on the fundamentals of
visual observation before, during, and
after arc welding.
Students can view videos and take
exams to measure what they have
learned about functions of common
welding gauges; temperature indicators;
equipment requirements; weld defect
terminology; workmanship standards
requirements; weld repairs; codes, procedures, and qualifications related to
visual inspection; and the visual inspection checklist.