112th Edition of the State Fair of Louisiana: October 25 - November 11 (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

American Welding Society

Date: Nov 01 - Nov 05, 2017

American Welding Society

Careers in Welding Mobile Tour

Nov. 1 - 5, 2017

Since 2011, the AWS Careers in Welding Trailer has been a driving force for welding education and career development. The 53-foot single-expandable trailer provides visitors with a unique learning experience. Its wide array of hands-on exhibits engages the senses and sparks an interest in the welding industry.

Featured Exhibits

There are several interactive exhibits on board the trailer. Each exhibit is different and focuses on an individual aspect of welding. With so much to see and do, visitors can easily spend a few hours inside. The difficult part is deciding where to begin.

Here are some of the trailer’s most popular exhibits:

  • The Lincoln Electric VRTEX 360 Welders
    The five VRTEX 360 welders are the trailer’s main attraction. These virtual welders allow visitors to jump into welding. The sights, sounds, and real-world environments create an immersive experience which shows participants what welding is all about.
  • The Social Media Kiosk
    The Social Media Kiosk lets visitors document their experience on the trailer. Users are able to take a set of four pictures via webcam. Once the pictures are processed, they are able to send them to their email and share them on social media.
  • The Pressure Vessel and Welding Coupons
    The trailer’s pressure vessel and six welding coupons show how welding is used in everyday applications. The pressure vessel was welded using multiple processes and positions. The coupons were welded in multiple positions.

These exhibits, along with everything else on the trailer, give visitors a well-rounded experience; they should leave with a better understanding of welding, and an appreciation for the people who do it.


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