Caloris Q&A: Meet Karl Ludwig, Welding Design Engineer

Karl Ludwig recently joined Caloris in the Mechanical Design Group as a Welding Design Engineer. Get to know him here.

Caloris: How did you get involved in design?

Karl: Welding fascinated me in high school, so I went to a technical college to learn to weld. While working as a pipe welder, I was inspired to learn more about design, drafting, metallurgy (the science of metals), and fabrication. Each of these are aspects of welding engineering, which is why I decided to pursue an education and career in this field.

Karl Ludwig

Caloris: What do you enjoy most about your work?

Karl: I enjoy working with the science-to skill relationship in welding. Science can help explain the impacts of welding on a metal, and a welder or welding operator’s skill is key to controlling those impacts.

Caloris: You are based in Minnesota. What do you like most about living/working there? 

Karl: The community of friends and family that I have in Minnesota is what I most enjoy about living here.

Caloris: What are your hobbies? Anything else fun you’d like to share?

Karl: I enjoy hiking, especially where there is little to no trail.

Caloris: What’s your favorite cheese?

Karl: My favorite cheese is pepper jack.

Caloris: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Karl: Cinnamon-flavored ice cream (especially in sparkling apple cider) is my favorite.


About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.