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01 February 2010

Lincoln Electric Announces Schedule for 2010 Blodgett Welding Design Technical Training Course

Cleveland Lincoln Electric has announced the 2010 schedule for its well-known Blodgett Welding Design Technical Training course, which has been attended by more than 15,000 engineers over the past 50 years.

The Blodgett seminar is taught by Omer W. Blodgett, Sc.D., P.E., senior design consultant for Lincoln Electric, and Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E., manager of engineering services and welding design consultant. It will be offered three times this year: April 20-23, June 15-18 and Oct. 12-15.

This intensive program is intended for engineers and individuals responsible for reducing costs and improving quality and productivity through the efficient design of steel weldments for metal product applications. This includes machine tools, transportation, material handling, agricultural and construction equipment, as well as structural steel applications.

Seminar attendees will learn about topics essential to steel weldment design for structure and manufactured products including:

- Basics of welded connections
- How to determine weld size
- Details of welded connections
- Principals of connection design
- Design for torsional loading
- Design for shock loading
- Design for fatigue loading
- Introduction to fracture mechanics
- How to obtain ductile behavior
- Welding metallurgy and cracking
- Distortion causes and cures
- Case studies
- Nondestructive testing of welds
- Cost reduction ideas
- AWS and AISC codes
- Welding processes
- Welding demonstrations
- A tour of Lincoln’s machine division

The cost of the 3-1/2 day program is $595. For more information or to register, contact Lincoln Electric at (216) 383-2409 or visit

The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information, visit their Web site at


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