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Welding Students Observe New Technology

Students from the welding classes of instructors Kay Hamby, Ron Hackney and Jim Berry went on a field trip to the annual open house at the Albuquerque branch of global welding supplier Matheson Tri-Gas on Sept. 29. While there, they got to take a sneak peek at some cutting-edge technology, including plasma cutting equipment and a virtual welding simulator.

Aug 30, 2016

October 2011

Welding Students
Students from the welding classes of instructors Kay Hamby, Ron Hackney and Jim Berry went on a field trip to the annual open house at the Albuquerque branch of global welding supplier Matheson Tri-Gas on Sept. 29. While there, they got to take a sneak peek at some cutting-edge technology, including plasma cutting equipment and a virtual welding simulator.

Three of the simulator units are scheduled to be added to the CNM welding shop facilities later this term. Use of the simulators will enable students to learn new techniques in virtual reality before trying them for real, increasing instructional efficiency and conserving consumable supplies such as steel, gas and welding rods.

Representatives From Local Welding Businesses
Representatives from local businesses such as Mega Corporation and D & R Tank Company, who hire CNM graduates as welders, also attended the open house, giving students the opportunity to meet and network with potential future employers.