Baker Industries Donates Aerospace Tooling to Space Foundation, Supporting STEM Education

Macomb, Michigan, May 11, 2022 - Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company, recently donated a showpiece aerospace tool to Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information, and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem.

The scaled model of a composite lay-up facesheet commonly used in aerospace and defense manufacturing was produced using the company’s proprietary wire arc additive manufacturing technology. It will be displayed at Space Foundation’s Discovery Center, where it will be used to educate the next generation of space leaders about up-and-coming manufacturing technologies and their applications in the industry.

“Space Foundation’s Discovery Center is just another outlet through which we can support STEM education,” said Brian Baker, Vice President/General Manager at Baker Industries. “We are grateful to be able to support the next generation of industry leaders.”

“At the Discovery Center, our goal is to bring the community together through hands-on STEM learning and inspire tomorrow’s space explorers,” said Rachel English, Director of Space Foundation Discovery Center. “The generous donation of the showpiece model from Baker Industries allows us to continue to promote innovative technology to visitors in a tangible manner for years to come.”

Lincoln Electric is dedicated to teaching the art and science of welding and other manufacturing technologies and supporting a strong pipeline of industry-ready professionals. It recognizes the exciting career pathways available to students and young professionals and actively works with schools, military, and youth organizations that share its passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as our vision for the future of the industry.

About Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company

Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company, is an industry-leading supplier to OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers in the world’s most demanding industries. With five state-of-the-art facilities, a robust collection of equipment, and a workforce of hundreds in Macomb, Michigan, Baker is one of the industry’s most diversified and capable suppliers of tooling, prototyping, CNC machining, fabrication, additive manufacturing, and more. For more information, visit

About Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading material science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers’ fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at http://www.

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to information, education and collaboration for space exploration and space-to-Earth industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities -- through support from corporate membership, sponsorship, fundraising and grants. Symposium 365 is the premier source for media and events, including the world-renowned Space Symposium and The Space Report. Center for Innovation and Education is a lifelong learning provider and Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation. org, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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