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04 December 2014

Lincoln Electric Hosts Motorsports Welding Experts for Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar

Seminar addressed challenges related to welding high-strength, lightweight materials

Dennis Klingman shares his expertise at Lincoln Electric's annual Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar.

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Cleveland – Some of the most prominent metal fabricators in the racing industry gathered this week at Lincoln Electric’s corporate headquarters in Cleveland for the annual Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar. Representatives from NASCAR, IndyCar, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), off-road racing, aviation and other related industries and groups assembled on Dec. 2 and 3 to share their expertise and experience related to welding and metal fabrication in motorsports.
Through the company’s long association with motorsports, Lincoln Electric engineers and designers have found that the most common fabricating challenges are related to welding titanium, chrome-moly, Inconel alloys and aluminum. The company’s comprehensive understanding of these and other specialty metals benefits the industry by providing racing teams, manufacturers and industry associations with the welding expertise to make cars that are not only more competitive but also safer to drive.
Speakers at the Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar included:
Wyatt Swaim
A consultant for Lincoln Electric, Wyatt Swaim is considered a leading TIG welding expert worldwide. He is the founder of & Hi-Tech Welding Services Inc., which provides high-level welding, metallurgy, welding engineering and R&D to high-tech industries.
Dennis Klingman
Retired director of technical training at Lincoln Electric, Dennis Klingman is a life member of the American Welding Society, a certified welding inspector and a certified welding educator. He is a past chairman and current advisor to the national Education Committee of the American Welding Society.
Dan Klingman
Son of Dennis Klingman, Dan Klingman is a technical trainer at Lincoln Electric, where he provides training for unions and schools. Dan has also been a TIG welder at the Indy 500 since 2006.
Scott Helzer, Ph.D.
A faculty member at Florida State University, Scott Helzer teaches TIG welding to Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) members and hosts EAA forum discussions on welding chrome-moly.  He holds a doctorate degree in the welding sciences from Texas A&M University.
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.  For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the company's website at
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