Senior students in the Ohio State Welding Engineering program are required to finish their year with a year-long senior capstone project. The projects are usually done in teams, with the support from companies such as John Deere, Lincoln Electric, Caterpiller, General Electric, etc. Here, seniors Dorian, Brian, and Paul show their advisor how a small robot welder works.
We are studying the effects of shielding gas combinations on the weld properties. We are testing four different gases, each primarily argon mixed with different levels of carbon dioxide or oxygen.
There are two different types of metal and three thicknesses of each steel being tested. The main goal is to find the shielding gas combination that gives the best properties of the weld.
The use of a robot is essential in creating consistent welds and eliminating human error.
As seen in the video, a simple horizontal fillet weld is being made. The testing with the robot just began and the exact parameters aren’t dialed in yet, which can be seen/heard in the video. The robot is an education robot cell from Lincoln Electric and is very useful for small scale testing such as what we’re doing or for learning robotic welding in classrooms.
Hi, my name is Lucas Crumley, and I’m a 4th year student in Welding Engineering.
Instead of talking about my classes, I want to tell you about my job as an Engineering Ambassador. As an ambassador, I give tours to prospective high school students, but instead of covering all of campus like the University Ambassadors, I get to focus on the best part of campus: the College of Engineering!
On my tours, I show students some of the labs and classrooms that Engineering students attypically use in their first year. I also talk about my specific experiences in classes, dealing with professors, campus life, and how and why I ended up coming to Ohio State, studying Welding Engineering.
Each ambassador is required to be able to talk about all of the Engineering Majors offered at Ohio State, but we have the freedom to promote our own majors specifically.
If you are a prospective high school student, I highly encourage you to take one of our tours because you not only get to learn about why Ohio State is an AWESOME university to attend, you get to hear our stories, experiences, and tips while seeing all that the College of Engineering has to offer.
So if you do come for a visit and attend our college overview and tour, you might get the joy of having Kristen Hammer, the only other Welding Engineering major Ambassador, or me as your tour guide – especially if you say that you want to study Welding Engineering.
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Did you know that 10% of this year’s OSU Welding Engineering seniors are in the OSU Marching Band, TBDBITL?
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It’s not all about the internship. Sujin K. tells us what she’s been up to this summer, besides working.
People make fun of me when I say I’m from New Jersey, but I love going home for the summer. I’m away from it for so long (three months at a time), and I miss it like crazy. My internship this summer is on Long Island, which is quite a commute from home. I work 4 days a week, so I have long weekends to enjoy the many things happening in the area.
I’ve been lucky enough to go to Lake George for a weekend for my little sister’s lacrosse tournament, hike at Bear Mountain, go to Long Branch for a day at the beach, and take multiple trips into NYC.
A couple days before the start of the U.S. Open, my sisters and I went to Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day at the National Tennis Center grounds. We basically ran around all day watching different pros practice. We saw Kim Clijsters, and Rafael Nadal practice, which was cool – actually seeing them in person. Half the day was spent helping my little sister get her giant tennis ball signed by the pros walking around!
The next day, we went to the Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club. We watched some pros practice, including Matt Kuchar, who ended up winning the whole thing. After that we followed the pairs of JP Hayes and Rickie Fowler, and Ryuji Imada and Ian Poulter from tee-off to the 9th hole. It’s definitely more fun watching golf in person, though it’s easier to see what’s happening on TV because they follow where the ball goes. Watching live, if you don’t spot the ball right away, you’re pretty much lost until you walk and see where it landed.
Note: Sujin will return to Ohio State this fall as a senior in Welding Engineering, and president of the OSU student chapter of The American Welding Society (AWS).
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Summer internship update from OSU Welding Engineering senior Dorian M.
I have been working in San Antonio TX for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in the Mechanical Engineering Division. Within that division I work in the department of Sensor Systems and Nondestructive Evaluation Technology. My work in ultrasonic testing is in two technologies: EMAT (Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer) technology, and Magnetostrictive Sensor Technology.
I’ve been working on developing methods of permanently joining the magnetostrictive “transducer” to heavy pipe and plate for long-term structural health monitoring while in-service at temperatures above 500F. The magnetostrictive material I have been working with is a thin strip of an Iron-Cobalt alloy that is extremely difficult to join.
Currently I have developed procedures and methods for soldering, brazing, and adhesive bonding without affecting the magnetostrictive properties of the FeCo alloy. Based on my research here I was asked to give a seminar to the Mechanical Engineering Division on soldering, brazing, and adhesive bonding of this alloy for use in non-destructive testing.
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Throughout the summer high school students in various camps will visit Ohio State’s College of Engineering to learn about the different engineering majors offered. Today, a group of rising high school sophomores and juniors learned about Welding Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.
Here, a Welding Engineering student uses a drill to weld an aluminum bit to a larger piece of aluminum. This use of friction to weld metals is a type of “solid state welding.”
View more photos here.
Learn more about solid state welding here.
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A couple of soon-to-be senior Welding Engineering students reported back on their summer internships:
I’m interning in Chicago with Westinghouse. Learning a ton!
I’m interning in Hanover, Pennsylvania with ESAB. Having a lot of fun so far testing many new products in flux core, mig, and stick wires. Also got to learn to program a robotic welder and play around with it!!
It’s just the third week of the summer for OSU students, so stay tuned for more updates.
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Working as a lab assistant has enabled me to be exposed to a number of projects that I otherwise would not have had the chance to be involved with. Along with valuable work experience, the exposure to these projects has also provided useful knowledge for my coursework. I plan to finish my BS in Welding Engineering in the spring of 2011 and would like to attend graduate school soon after.
Read more about Ben and his research and activities here
As a freshman I enrolled in the College of Engineering undecided on a discipline, however, by the end of the year I had chosen Welding Engineering as my major.
In Summer 2009, I completed an internship with Trinity Marine Products, Inc., a barge-building plant located in Ashland City, Tennessee. During my internship I worked to help reduce the amount of welding required to construct the barges, resulting in very large annual savings.
Read more about Daniel and his research and activities here.
I am currently a senior at OSU, and plan to graduate in 2010. In spring of 2008 I started working with the Welding and Joining Metallurgy Group. I have done a lot of work with nickel-base alloys, determining solidification cracking susceptibility of various alloys.
Read more about Adam and his research and activities here.