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Tuesday, June 5 
12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln Electric NASA

Please choose from one of the following interactive local tours:

NASA Glenn Research Center


NASA Glenn Research CenterThis tour is specifically designed for SME members to feature Tech Transfers. More details coming soon!

The NASA Glenn Research Center, located in Cleveland, Ohio, in partnership with U.S. industry, universities, and other Government institutions, develops critical systems technologies and capabilities that address national priorities. Their world-class research, technology, and capability development efforts are keys to advancing space exploration of our solar system and beyond while maintaining global leadership in aeronautics. Glenn is distinguished by its unique blend of aeronautics and space flight expertise and experience. Their work is focused on technological advancements in space flight systems development, aeropropulsion, space propulsion, power systems, nuclear systems, communications, and human-related systems.

The Center’s activities support all NASA missions and the major programs of their Agency. Glenn leads NASA’s research in the fields of fluids, combustion, and reacting flow systems, including gravity variation. Glenn also leads in the testing and evaluation of materials and structures for atmospheric and space environments by utilizing their first-rate facilities and world-class scientists and engineers. Almost every space shuttle science mission has had an experiment managed by Glenn, and they have conducted a wide array of experiments on the International Space Station.

Please note the following:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (business casual is acceptable).
  • For your safety NO open-toe shoes will be permitted.
  • You may be required to walk outside for certain portions of the tour. Please be prepared with the appropriate clothing and rain gear/umbrella if needed.
  • You must check with each tour guide before taking pictures.  Photos may or may not be permitted.
  • NO international guests will be permitted to enter with a camera, or a cell phone that has camera capabilities.
  • All guests MUST bring a driver’s license, state ID and/or PRA (Permanent Resident Alien) card if applicable. No other form of ID (work ID, SEM Tour ID etc.) will be accepted.
  • Non-US Citizens must complete section one of the C-216 form below. Once complete, email directly to Kelly Ison no later than May 1, 2012 with a clear copy of your valid passport and/or visa. Please indicate in the subject line of your email that you wish to attend the 2012 SME Annual Conference tour.


  • Click here to download the C-216 form (PDF)
  • Click here to download the NASA Glenn Visitor Policies (PDF)


 Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric HeadquartersLincoln Electric was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. With 43 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries, Lincoln Electric has a global work force of more than 9,000.

Lincoln Electric's Green Initiative Awareness Program promotes the Company's initiatives to reduce environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and products. The continued investment in technological advancement for its welding products has resulted in lower environmental impacts for its customers and underlines its commitment to creating products that help customers reduce welding costs and adhere to environmental standards. To help customers easily identify the products connected to these initiatives, Lincoln Electric is labeling them with a new "Green Initiative" logo that clearly states the product's green advantage.

During your tour of Lincoln Electric’s Machine Division, you will see the general process of their unique piece work as well as the manufacturing and assembly process of their welding machines. A brief history of the Lincoln Electric Welding School and a look into a few machine research and development areas is included.


Lincoln Electric Tour Agenda

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 1:30 p.m. Arrive at The Lincoln Electric Corporate Headquarters Corporate Auditorium
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   Welcome & Corporate Overview

Doug Lance,
General Manager
Machine Division

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Machine Division Plant Tour Meet in Auditorium
Multiple Tour Guide Experts (5 - 8 groups)
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Final Q&A / Wrap-Up Lee Seufer, Director
Manufacturing Engineering, Machine Division
3:00 p.m. Departure