Bumper fabrication timelapse
Any fabricator that is willing to cut, chop, bend and weld raw metal into something purposeful and functional has our respect.  This awesome time-lapse video shows the creation of a custom Chevy Silverado bumper from scratch.

Cleveland – Thanks to Lincoln Electric, female welders can stop rolling up the sleeves of their baggy men’s welding jackets and put away the giant gloves that are made for larger hands. The Jessi Combs line of welding gear is Lincoln Electric’s latest fusion of style and safety, offering welding apparel tailored – and sized – specifically for women.

Combs, a popular television personality and fabricator, is the perfect choice to work with the company to introduce the new line of female personal protection apparel. A skilled welder, she has appeared on such shows as Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and Overhaulin’. She currently co-hosts All Girls Garage and the new Overhaulin’ on the Velocity Channel.

Off-road racing is a gear-stripping, brake-grinding, suspension-squashing sport. Jim Lambert, president of Lambert Motorsports, knows this all too well. Last year he went through five transmissions on his Ultra4 racing rig, and he plowed into a tree on a forested New England racetrack, destroying the front end of his chassis.

The wear, tear and outright damage that an off-road vehicle sustains over the course of a rough-and-tumble season makes for long weekends and late nights in the shop repairing, reinforcing and re-engineering off-road vehicle components. Lambert had been doing this all by hand, cutting out paper templates in CAD, tracing them onto metal sheets, and hand-cutting each piece. The process was time-consuming and the outcome was often imprecise.

But 16 months ago, when Lambert began building a new Ultra 4 racing rig, he pulled the trigger on purchasing a Torchmate 2X2 machine, one of the most compact and affordable CNC fabricating machines on the market.

Today, he can’t figure out what took him so long.

Cleveland – Fab shop looking drab? Does it need a pick-me up? How about some new tools and accessories? Lincoln Electric can help, thanks to its Ultimate Fab Shop Giveaway. Enter the contest every day from now until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 15 for a chance to win great prizes, including a complete fab shop makeover valued at $12,000.

Visit the Enter Sweepstakes tab on Lincoln Electric’s Facebook® page and “Like” both the Lincoln Electric and Torchmate® CNC Cutting Systems Facebook pages. After clicking “Like,” fill out the required information on the entry form and click “Submit.”

Visitors can enter once daily for the duration of the promotion and, upon submission, they will be prompted to invite their Facebook friends to enter the contest, as well. For each friend referred, the original entrant will also be automatically entered for that day’s prize.

From now until Dec. 8, nine winners – one daily – will win a VIKING™ 3350 helmet.