Lincoln Electric hosted its annual Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar in Cleveland where representatives from NASCAR, IndyCar, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and off-road racing gathered to learn about the latest in motorsports welding techniques and procedures.
For the first time, the two-day seminar was held in Lincoln Electric’s new Welding Technology & Training Center. Opened in early 2018, the WTTC is a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility located on the company’s corporate campus in Cleveland, Ohio.
During the seminar, Lincoln Electric experts offered educational sessions on proper techniques using the GTAW process to weld lightweight materials – such as stainless, Inconel, aluminum, chrome-moly and titanium – used in motorsports fabrication.
The company’s comprehensive understanding of these and other specialty metals, as well as welding and cutting techniques, 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.
Some of the top racing teams in attendance at the seminar were Penske Racing, Andretti Autosport, Schumacher Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and John Force Racing.
Speakers at the 2018 Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar included:
Dan Klingman is a senior customer training instructor at Lincoln Electric.
Wyatt Swaim is known throughout the world as one of the leading experts in the TIG welding industry. He founded Hi-Tech Welding Services Inc.
Dennis Klingman retired as director of technical training at Lincoln Electric in 2009. A life member of the American Welding Society (AWS), he received the Plummer Memorial Educational Lecture Award in 2001. Klingman is a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and Certified Welding Educator (CWE).
Dr. Scott Helzer
Dr. Scott Helzer has more than two decades of diversified welding experience and has been an AWS member for 26 years. He received the Plummer Award for outstanding contributions to welding and welding education, and an Outstanding Certificate of Achievement as a major contributing author for the rewrite of the week-long CWI preparatory course materials.
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