Trans-Alaska Pipeline

At 800 miles long, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline has been described as one of the most historic welding and construction projects in history. For three years, tens of thousands of welders braved the harsh climate and terrain of Alaska’s wilderness to weld together the 48-inch diameter of the pipeline. And since...

Space Shuttle External Tank

For 30 years, the Space Shuttle stood as the beacon of American spaceflight. Between 1981 and 2011, a total of 135 missions were launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Thanks to the Space Shuttle, numerous satellites and interplanetary probes were launched (including the Hubble Space Telescope), important science experiments...

Disney’s Spaceship Earth

“Like a grand and miraculous spaceship, our planet has sailed through the universe of time. And for a brief moment, we have been among its many passengers.” So goes the opening line for the nearly 32-year-old attraction at Disney’s Epcot Center: Spaceship Earth. At 182 feet tall, Spaceship Earth stands...

Cloud Gate

Standing thirty-three feet high and sixty-six feet long, Cloud Gates has become one of Chicago’s most iconic structures. Known by many as “the bean” (because of it’s resemblance to the tiny legume), the sculpture was designed by British artist Anish Kapoor. But it was brought to life thanks to the...

Look around you. You may not be aware of it, but the world at large has been made possible thanks to one of the most essential trades - welding. For thousands of years countless industries have relied on advances in the field of welding. Take a tour of some of the most famous welding wonders the world has to offer, and soon you'll learn why this is a trade we can't live without.

Trans-Alaska Pipeline

At 800 miles long, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline has been described as one of the most historic welding and construction projects in history. For three years, tens of thousands of welders braved the harsh climate and terrain of Alaska’s wilderness to weld together the 48-inch diameter of the pipeline. And since...

Space Shuttle External Tank

For 30 years, the Space Shuttle stood as the beacon of American spaceflight. Between 1981 and 2011, a total of 135 missions were launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Thanks to the Space Shuttle, numerous satellites and interplanetary probes were launched (including the Hubble Space Telescope), important science experiments...

Disney’s Spaceship Earth

“Like a grand and miraculous spaceship, our planet has sailed through the universe of time. And for a brief moment, we have been among its many passengers.” So goes the opening line for the nearly 32-year-old attraction at Disney’s Epcot Center: Spaceship Earth. At 182 feet tall, Spaceship Earth stands...

Cloud Gate

Standing thirty-three feet high and sixty-six feet long, Cloud Gates has become one of Chicago’s most iconic structures. Known by many as “the bean” (because of it’s resemblance to the tiny legume), the sculpture was designed by British artist Anish Kapoor. But it was brought to life thanks to the...