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Lincoln Electric Releases Camouflage Welding Helmet

Lincoln Electric announced the launch of a stylish new helmet in its VIKING 3350 Series named Born To Weld. The new helmet includes artwork that starts with military camouflage and overlays it with various welding references to create an overall effect that resonates with the gritty, dedicated and hard-working nature of the welding culture.

The VIKING 3350 Born To Weld welding helmet also boasts optic design, 4C Lens Technology, which eliminates blur, distortion and eye strain by reducing color saturation in the liquid crystal display, while also providing a consistent shade at any angle, said the company. This technology scores a perfect 1/1/1/1 rating on the only auto-darkening lens quality standard in the world.

The 12.5-sq.-in. auto-darkening viewing area is one of the largest for this product type industry-wide, making it ideal for a range of industries that use multiple welding processes.

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Lincoln Electric Opens New Welding Technology & Training Center

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., an arc welding and cutting solutions company, celebrated the grand opening of its new Welding Technology & Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio, with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event highlighted Lincoln’s expanded educational offerings and also commemorated the centennial anniversary of its welding school, one of the longest-running welding schools in the world.

The Welding Technology & Training Center center focuses on training welding educators, engineers and industrial professionals who are advancing welding in schools and industry globally. In addition, the center provides advanced technical welding training for professionals, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of turnkey educational solutions that can be used to launch welding training at customers’ own facilities. Lincoln’s education portfolio includes an educational curriculum, virtual reality and technology-assisted training tools, welding and cutting solutions and robotic cells.

“Our new center is a strategic investment to help our customers and educational partners grow using leading solutions,” said Christopher Mapes, chairman, president and CEO of Lincoln Electric. “Our educational offering and leadership in automation solutions provide meaningful solutions to address the skills gap and capacity constraints facing customers in our industry.”

“We are committed to providing students and customers with the relevant skills and knowledge needed to support career and technical schools, advanced manufacturing and infrastructure growth,” said Jason Scales, business manager, education, Lincoln Electric. “Our education model will shape the next generation of welders, managers and industry leaders.”

Located on the company’s headquarters campus in Cleveland, the new 130,000-square-foot facility represents a $30 million investment in training for a new generation of welding leaders and educators, Lincoln Electric said. The state-of-the art educational facility features 166 welding and cutting booths, a virtual reality training lab with 10 VRTEX virtual reality welding simulators, as well as extensive seminar and welding school classroom space, and a 100-seat auditorium to advance technical skills. The center also will become an American Welding Society accredited testing facility later this year.

For more information, visit Lincoln Electric’s Education Solutions website.


Lincoln Electric’s New Welding Technology & Training Center To Open In January 2018

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its legacy welding school, Lincoln Electric will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center on its Euclid, Ohio, campus in January. Classes will begin in the new facility on Jan. 8.

The center’s opening maintains the company’s role of running the oldest continually operating welding school in the world. The facility further reflects Lincoln Electric’s 100-year commitment to leading welding education and innovation in an era of strong demand for skilled trades.

“This new Welding Technology & Training Center reinforces Lincoln Electric’s dedication to education and the future of welding,” said Jason Scales, manager, Education Solutions, Lincoln Electric. “We design our welding curriculum and programs to meet the needs of students and educators at every level – from basic welding and teaching techniques through advanced processes, such as robotic automation, specialized code certification, welding theory, welding procedure specifications and more.”

The two-story, 100,000-square-feet-plus facility doubles Lincoln’s welding education capacity. The building features a virtual reality training lab with 10 VRTEX Virtual Reality Web Simulation Trainers, 166 welding and cutting booths, six seminar rooms, 13 welding school classrooms, a 100-seat auditorium, an atrium and a reception area.

The Lincoln Electric Welding Technology & Training Center is equipped to help students focus on career pathways and looks to the industry’s future in its programming offerings. It also will showcase and integrate Lincoln Electric’s latest technologies and solutions into a comprehensive welding curriculum – making it the industry’s most advanced facility of its kind.

“We know the demand for comprehensive skills and knowledge is higher than ever and we’re committed to preparing the next generation of welders, managers and industry leaders,” added Scales.

For more information, visit Lincoln Electric’s Education Solutions website.


Universal Technical Institute Launches New Welding Technology Program

Universal Technical Institute has
launched a new Welding Technology program at its Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., campus.

The 36-week program, designed by the institute and Lincoln Electric, trains students for American Welding Society certification.

Courses will include Principles of Welding, Gas Metal and Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Pipe Welding, Safety and more.

Welders are in demand in collision repair, automotive fabrication, motorsports, aerospace and other industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers will need to fill more than 128,000 welding positions between 2014 and 2024.

“The Rancho Cucamonga campus is the first of multiple UTI campuses slated to launch the welding program as a part of UTI’s strategy to grow our student population and serve industry’s needs,” said Roger Speer, campus president and regional vice president. “At a time when our country has such a strong and growing demand for skilled professionals, the welding program gives students industry-aligned training and another promising career path.”

Universal Technical Institute offers postsecondary education at 12 campuses for students pursuing careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

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Lincoln Electric Releases 2016 Training Seminar Schedule

Through its Welding School and Technical Training department, Lincoln Electric will offer a diverse selection of educational programming at its Cleveland, OH, headquarters throughout 2016. Welders and welding educators can take advantage of multi-day seminars to learn everything from welding basics or specific alloy considerations to advanced technologies and new teaching tools for welding educators.

The following is a list of the seminars available at Lincoln Electric in 2016:

April 26-29: Blodgett’s Design of Welded Connections: Steel Structures
May 25-27: Aluminum Solutions: Advanced Training for Welding Aluminum Alloys
June 7-10: Blodgett’s Design of Welded Connections: Steel Weldments
July 11-15: Original Welding Educator Workshop
July 25-29: Beyond The Booth
Aug. 1-5: Advanced Welding Educator Workshop
Sept. 6-16: International Basic Distributor Training
Sept. 19-30: International Advanced Distributor Training
Oct. 3-7: International Customer Training
Oct. 11-14: Blodgett’s Design of Welded Connections: Steel Structures
Nov. 1-4: Blodgett’s Design of Welded Connections: Steel Weldments
Nov. 15-18: Aluminum Solutions: Practical Training for Welding Aluminum Alloys

For more information, including pricing and registration details, as well as a comprehensive list of welding classes and seminars offered through Lincoln Electric’s Welding Training School or Technical Training department, see its 2016 Technical Training Guide, brochure ED122, on the company’s website.

For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the company’s website at

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Lincoln Electric Introduces U/LINC Welding And Cutting Curriculum Solution

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Lincoln Electric recently launched U/LINC, a complete curriculum of lesson plans, videos, student handouts, assessment tests, presentations and more designed to streamline the teaching experience and free welding school instructors from curriculum development.

With more than 1,500 teaching assets and growing, this subscription-based online learning management system allows instructors at high schools, technical colleges, universities, unions, or private industrial training centers to focus on teaching in the classroom, rather than spend hours developing custom curriculum from available sources.

“The era of stand-alone DVDs and textbooks is coming to an end,” states Dr. Jason Scales, Lincoln Electric manager of educational services. “We can deliver a specific lesson plan and matching student or presentation materials over the web and update the files immediately whenever welding or teaching advances require a change. Whether you are teaching stick and GMAW or are ready to tackle robotics, CNC plasma cutting or manufacturing engineering, U/LINC curriculum is ready to help you get your training started now.”

Educational topics include safety, principles of welding, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, thermal and CNC plasma cutting, mathematics in welding, careers, aluminum, stainless, robotics, fabrication, manufacturing and engineering, and pipe.

More information about U/LINC, including video, brochures and request for quote, can be found at