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IN THE APRIL 2013 ISSUE:
Bullet point New! Magnum® PRO 100SG Spool Gun
Bullet point Carpenters' Union Incorporates Virtual Reality Arc Welding into Training Program
Bullet point 100 Boy Scouts Descend Upon Lincoln Electric Headquarters for Welding Merit Badge Training
Bullet point Guide to Aluminum GMAW (MIG) Welding
Bullet point How I Did It Project: Nature-Themed Fire Pit
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Cotton velour towel (16-inch x 26-inch) with black plastic swivel clip and Lincoln Electric logo embroidered in full color.

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Customized Red Line™ Apparel Program
Welding application
Lincoln Electric now offers the option for anyone to add high quality custom embroidery to jackets, welding sleeves, lab coats, welding shirts and industrial duffle bags.
Also available is custom screen printing on beanies and doo rags.

Submerged Arc Flux
Lincolnweld® P2000™ Submerged Arc Flux
Lincolnweld® P2000™ is a new submerged arc flux for welding specialty stainless steel and nickel alloys such as 625, 347, duplex, and super duplex.
This neutral flux produces sound welds with excellent slag removal and bead appearance, even with Niobium (Nb) bearing steels.  P2000 is also great for use in nickel overlay, and stainless steel overlay and joining applications.

Education
Guide to Aluminum
GMAW (MIG) Welding
Aluminum welding (click to view larger image)
Even for those experienced in welding steels, welding aluminum alloys can present quite a challenge.
The rules of thumb offered in this article will help to ensure high-quality MIG welds on aluminum alloys.

Tech Tip: GMAW Troubleshooting
Tech Tip: GMAW Troubleshooting
Knowing some of the common mistakes made when MIG welding can help you make your own welds as good as possible.

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May 5 - 8, 2013
 
Houston, Texas
May 6 - 9, 2013
 
 
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New! Magnum® PRO 100SG Spool Gun
 
Magnum® PRO 100SG Spool GunFeeding soft aluminum MIG wire through a standard "push" welding gun can be difficult.  One cost-effective, simple alternative is a spool gun.
 
A spool gun is a self-contained gun that is equipped to feed wire electrode from small spools (4-inches in diameter and weighing 1 lb.) mounted on the gun.
 
The new Lincoln Electric Magnum PRO 100SG spool gun features standard Magnum PRO front end parts, including Copper Plus™ contact tips, diffuser, and nozzle.
 
This entry-level spool gun is sold in a kit which includes a spool of aluminum wire, contact tips, drive roll, electrical switch harness and a sturdy carrying case.
 
The gun is compatible with a number of our POWER MIG® wire feeder welder models and does not require the use of a bulky adapter module.
 
 
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Carpenter's Union Incorporates Virtual Reality Arc Welding into Training Program
 
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While, to many, it might seem that welding and carpentry wouldn't go hand in hand - in reality, union carpenters need to have welding certifications in their skill set. From form systems and interior systems to pile driving and more, welding -- and the related training needed for certification -- plays an integral role in the carpentry field.
 
The Southeast Wisconsin Carpentry Training Center is one of the first United Brotherhood of Carpenters educational facilities to purchase a VRTEX® 360 Virtual Reality Arc Welding Training System from Lincoln Electric - a company with which the school has a strong relationship, both in equipment used throughout the facility and also in ongoing educational and technical support.
 
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100 Boy Scouts Descend Upon Lincoln Electric Headquarters for Welding Merit Badge Training
 
Boy Scouts group photo (click to view larger image) Lincoln Electric is teaming with Boy Scouts of America to help Scouts earn the Welding Merit Badge, giving these youth the ability to explore career pathways available to them, from skilled trades all the way to engineering opportunities in manufacturing and construction.
 
As part of this exciting new partnership, 100 Scouts underwent hands-on welding training at Lincoln Electric's headquarters on Saturday, April 13.
 
Boy Scout welding an eagle (click to view larger image)"Lincoln Electric is helping Scouts get excited about such career options as welding, engineering and manufacturing in a hands-on way, while earning their badges," says Carl Peters, Lincoln Electric's Director of Technical Training. "They get to explore different career pathways by trying something new. And, they’ll get a sense of accomplishment when they walk away with their own welding project - a specially designed eagle. You should see the pride these kids have when they weld up that eagle. That really makes it worth it for us."
 
The Boy Scouts created the Welding Merit Badge in close collaboration with the American Welding Society and industrial partners. To earn the badge, scouts must learn welding safety requirements, demonstrate first aid procedures that may be needed in the welding environment, demonstrate proficiency in skill sets related to the welding of joints, and learn about careers in various industries that employ welding skills.
 
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How I Did It Project: Nature-Themed Fire Pit
 
Fire Pit 1 (click to view larger image) Fire Pit 2 (click to view larger image)
 
One of Craig Ramsay's projects is this fire pit featuring silhouettes of a leaping deer, buffalo, butterflies and jumping fish looking to feast on a large insect.
 
The fire pit's outside diameter is 4-foot x 4-foot.  Craig plans to make an adjustable grill to fit under the top so he can use the fire pit as a BBQ too.
 
After taking a welding class at the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Technology Center, Craig purchased a previously owned Lincoln Electric Ranger® 8 engine driven welder (current model is Ranger® 225) and a new Lincoln Electric PRO-MIG® 180 wire feeder welder for turning his project ideas into reality.
 
Craig says "Welding is an absolute blast of fun and just plain joyful from my perspective.  Thanks Lincoln for such terrific machines."
 
 
The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.
 
Got Projects? Send them to us at: newsletter@lincolnelectric.com
 
Please attach JPG or GIF photos to your email. Also, don't forget to tell us the story - what you built, how you built it and what Lincoln Electric products you used!
       
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