Design Sessions Stress Quality, Function

The Lincoln Electric Co will hold welding design seminars for those charged with improving quality and function while reducing welding costs. Seminars and dates offered in 2001 are:

  • Blodgett's Design of Weldments; June 19-21 and November 13-15. This seminar covers issues such as determining weld size; controlling distortion, processes, and procedures; metallurgy; mechanical properties of welded connections; and cost reduction ideas. The program also addresses non-destructive testing; introduction to fracture mechanics; and designing for fatigue and shock welding.

  • Blodgett's Design of Welded Structures; April 24-26 and September 11-13. The seminar adds material related to achieving ductility; transfer of force; designing for fatigue, shock, and torsional loads; and the importance of inspection.

  • Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures Applications of Fracture Mechanics; October 16-18. This program is designed for those responsible for: fracture and fatigue control in all types of structures and mechanical equipment; specifying materials and design procedures; and writing specifications to prevent fracture and fatigue in structures.

Each seminar has an equivalent value of 2.0 CEUs. Tuition for each is $595 per person, with a discount offered if three or more individuals from one organization attend the same program. Each program runs from 8 am to 5 pm, and all are conducted in the Welding Technology Center at Lincoln Electric headquarters. Registration forms and information may be obtained from or contact Lincoln, 22801 St Clair Ave, Cleveland OH 44117-1199, attn: Registrar, Professional Programs; phone 216-383-2240; or fax 216-383-8025.

eAftermarket Forum Provides Case Studies

With a theme of Solutions Today for Tomorrow's Technology Challenges, the eAftermarket Forum will offer relevant case studies of aftermarket technology applications and best practices from bar-code uses to Electronic Data Interchange to Internet commerce. This 1-day program is planned for July 31-Aug 1, 2001, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago IL. Sessions will include:

  • Service Is In for the Big Change.

  • Will Brick-and-Mortar Players Strike Back with Innovative e-Commerce Initiatives?

  • How Will e-Commerce Increase Aftermarket Volume and Change the Product Mix?

  • Will e-commerce Generate a Brand Renaissance?

  • Will B2B e-Commerce Deliver on the Promise?

  • Will e-Commerce Tear Down the Buy/Sell Barriers of the Gatekeepers?

  • How Will e-Commerce Initiatives by the Big Three Impact the Aftermarket?

For full information, phone 240-333-1025. To register online, go to and click on Events Calendar.

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