FABTECH 2013 - New Welding Engineer
So You're the New Welding Engineer
 

Nov. 19-20  |  9:00 am to 3:30 pm
FABTECH Chicago
McCormick Place

How to get “up to speed” quickly.  How to ask the right questions.  How to get the results you need, save money, and stay out of trouble!  This two-day conference is for managers, engineers, designers, and others with welding responsibility but limited exposure to or background in welding.  The conference focuses on arc welding applications, but the principles have universal applicability.  Presentations and discussion are based on the “Application Analysis Worksheet,” which was developed to teach a senior college course to engineers about to enter industry, with the objective of helping them develop a path to understand and deal with the challenges they were about to face.

Registration Rates

AWS, CCAI, FMA,PMA,SME member price $775
Non-Member $859

 

Register Online

Program

 Tuesday, November 19, 2013

 Conference Chair: Fritz Saenger

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome and Introduction

8:30 - 10:00

The Application Analysis
Fritz Saenger, Manufacturing Consultant

10:00 - 11:00

Key Background Information
Walt Sperko, Sperko Engineering

11:00 - 12:00

"Matching" the Base Material and the Weld
Kevin Beardsley, Lincoln Electric

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00

Pre- and Post-Weld Operations
Blaine Stoesz, Weldco

2:00 - 3:30

Arc Welding Process Modes
Bob Bitzky, ESAB

3:30 - 4:30

The Welding Procedure
Lee Kvidahl, Ingalls Shipbuilding

4:30 - 5:00

Make Your Procedure Robust
Dennis Harwig, AWS
 

 Wednesday, November 20, 2013

8:00 - 9:00

Weld Quality
Dick Holdren, Arc Specialties

9:00 - 10:00

Welding Costs
Pete Ullman, Techniweld

10:00 - 11:00

The Automation Decision
Jeff Noruk, ServoRobot

11:00 - 12:00

What Is "Productivity"?
Fritz Saenger, Manufacturing Consultant

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30

Welding Safety
Kevin Lyttle, Praxair

1:30 - 2:30

Aluminum
Tony Anderson, Miller Electric

2:30 - 3:30

Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steels
Bill Newell, W.F. Newell & Associates

3:30 - 4:30

Review of the Application Analysis - and a "TO DO" List