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2015 Conference

Dissimilar Material Welding/Joining Workshop
January 26, 2015
Columbus, OH

The joining of dissimilar materials can present many challenges across a number of industry sectors including automotive, petrochemical, power generation, medical products and microelectronics. This workshop is designed to describe the state-of-the art in dissimilar joining and will bring together experts in the field to share their insight and experience. Topics will include process technology, materials, design, and modeling.


9th Shipbuilding Conference
April 7–8, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

The conference will include a technical program featuring presentations on additive manufacturing, automation, new filler materials and NDT. Presenters will discuss a newly developed welding electrode that upon cooling does not shrink which will help reduce distortion effects and perhaps negate the need for weld toe peening required for fatigue life extension. The latest in aluminum welding from a true expert in the field will be presented. Several presenters will highlight new methods of automating the welding operations in shipyards. The recently introduced NDT method of computed RT will be discussed as well as the use of artificial intelligence as applied to NDT. As keynote speaker, Johnnie DeLoach the Head of the Materials Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division will kick off the conference.


IBSC 2015
April 19–22, 2015
Long Beach, CA

Now in its 6th Year, the IBSC remains the premier event for the brazing and soldering community. For years, the IBSC has provided professionals, scientists and engineers involved in the research, development and application of brazing and soldering, a unique networking and idea-exchange forum. This three-day conference provides cutting-edge education and technical programming for the brazing and soldering community, as well as peer-networking and a full exhibit program, showcasing the latest trends, products, processes and techniques available in the industry.


Cladding Conference
May 12–13, 2015
Minneapolis, MN

The use of cladding to protect structures from corrosion is growing by leaps and bounds. Topics include hot-wire weld cladding, roll bonding, explosive cladding, nanocomposite material, strip cladding, the role of lasers, and more.


2nd Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference
July 14–16, 2015
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN

Join with welding education visionaries this summer to learn how your institution can be integrated into the future of welding workforce training and employment. The American Welding Society and leaders from industry's most respected employers and labor experts will help you gain new insights, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and your local needs.


High Temperature Steels Conference
August 2015
Chicago, IL

What choices does the engineer have once the weldability window for high-temperature steels is cut in half? Topics include weldability of P91 steel, dissimilar metal welding, postweld heat treating, weld consumables, the problem of weld cracking, and more.


18th Annual Aluminum Conference
September 22–24, 2015
San Diego, CA

A distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. The 17th Aluminum Welding Conference will also provide several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, and to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry. Aluminum lends itself to a wide variety of industrial applications because of its light weight, high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and other attributes. However, because its chemical and physical properties are different from those of steel, welding of aluminum requires special processes, techniques, and expertise.