FABTECH 2013 - Welding Dissimilar Metals
Welding Dissimilar Metals

Nov. 18  |  8:30 am to 2:30 pm
McCormick Place

This conference covers welding, examination, and post-weld heat treatment of dissimilar joints, including carbon-steel, nickel-base, stainless, chrome-moly and other alloys. Also covers topics such as explosive welding and how standards address the complicated nature of dissimilar welds.

Registration Rates

AWS, CCAI, FMA,PMA,SME member price $550
Non-Member $634


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 Monday, November 18, 2013

 Conference Chair: Ben Pletcher


Ben Pletcher

8:30 - 9:05

Dissimilar Joints Involving Stainless Steel (The Keynote Address)
Damian Kotecki, Damian Kotecki Welding Consultants

9:05 - 9:40

Welding of Dissimilar Chromium-Molybdenum Alloys,
Critical Considerations for Assured Success

Russel Fuchs, Bohler Welding Group North America

9:40 - 10:15

The Design, Development, and Testing of Bimetallic Transition Joints
Tony R. Walton, Sypris Technologies, Inc., Tube Turn Products

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:05

The Welding of Nickel Alloys to Stainless Steels
Brian D, Gaal, Special Metals - Wire Products Division

11:05 - 11:40

Codes and Standards: Do they address Dissimilar Metal Welding?
Ben A. Pletcher, Select-Arc Inc.

11:40 - 12:45


12:45 - 1:20

Challenges Encountered with Post Weld Heat Treatment of Dissimilar Weldments
William F. Newell, Jr., Euroweld Ltd.

1:20 - 1:55

Explosive Welding Dissimilar Metals
Don Butler, High Energy Metals, Inc.

1:55 - 2:30

The Welding of the Austenitics to the Ferritics
Donald J. Tillack, Tillack Metallurgical Consulting, Inc.