Conferences & Exhibitions
Advences in Resistance Welding

Technical conference on resistance welding topics presented by AWS and the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA).

Registration Rates

Registration *
Member $575 $675
Non-Member $705 $805
Register Online
  * Discount valid until Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Hotel Information

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hotel Cutoff Date: March 28, 2014

Conference Program

 Monday, April 28-30, 2014

12:30 pm Registration
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm WelcomeAddress
RWMA Chair: Ed Langhenry.
AWS Chief Technology Officer: Dennis Harwig,
AWS Technical Program Director and Lecturer from The Ohio State University: Menachem Kimchi
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Challenges and Advances in Welding of a New Generation of High Strength Steels
Keynote Address: Presented by Tom Natale (AK Steel)
Written by M. Kimchi (OSU), W. Peterson (EWI),  J. Gould (EWI)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Challenges and Advances in Welding Aluminum (Keynote Address)
Jerry Gould (EWI)
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm RECEPTION / EXHIBITS OPEN
Exhibition Hall Opens at 4:00 pm

 Tuesday, April 29, 2014

8:30 am - 9:00 am Flash Welding Techniques for Coil Joining of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)
Mike Prokop (Tailor Winfield) and Jerry Gould (EWI)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Resistance Spot Welding Gun with Force Amplification
Jonny Kaars and Peter Mayr (Chemnitz University)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Development of Resistance Spot Welding Process for Three-Sheet Lapped Joint
Yasuaki Okita and Kenji Oi (JFE Steel)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Development of a Solid State Joining Process Incorporating Bi-Axial Deformation: Translationally Assisted Upset Welding (TAUW)
Jerry Gould and Sam Lewis (EWI)
10:30 am - 11:00 am NETWORK BREAK / EXHIBITS OPEN
Exhibition Hall Opens
11:00 am - 11:30 am Comparison of Resistance Spot Welding and Refill Friction Stir Welding of Al 7075 Sheets
Y. Chen, J. Hou, N. Zhou, M. Worswick, A. Gerlich (University of Waterloo),
K. Chan, N. Scotchmer (Huys Industries)
11:30 am - 12:00 am Current Challenges and Status of Adaptive Welding Technologies
Pierre Barthelemy (ARO Welding)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Non-Destructive Inspection of RSW of AHSS by Infrared Thermography
Zhili Feng (ORNL)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Small-Scale Resistance Welding for Medical and Industrial Applications
Girish Kelkar (WJM Technologies)
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Better Understanding of the Upset and Flash Welding as a Solid Phase Joining Process
Kin-ichi Matsuyama (Osaka University)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Influences of Tempered Pulses on Resistance Spot Welding of Hot Press Forming Steels
J. Hou, D. Saha, S. Nayak, N. Zhou, A. Gerlich (University of Waterloo),
K. Chan, N. Scotchmer (Huys Industries)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Protecting Your Operators and Your Bottom Line
Ray Michelena (T.J. Snow Co.)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Adaptive Control Capabilities Enable a Sealed Air/Gas Tight Continuous Seam Weld
Robert Cohen (WeldComputer)

 Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:30 am - 9:00 am Adaptive Control Regulates Consistency of Flash Weld Process While Reducing Power Consumption
Robert Cohen (WeldComputer)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Modeling RWS of AHSS from Process to Performance
Zhili Feng (ORNL)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Effects of Specimen Geometry and Material Strength on the Test Results in the Mechanized Peel Testing
Shinobu Satonaka, Chihiro Iwamoto (Kumamoto University),
Kin-ichi Matsuyama (Osaka University)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Influence of Electrode and Welding Parameters During Resistance Spot Welding of Hot-Stamped Ultra-High Strength Steel Sheets
D. C. Saha, S. S. Nayak, P. Penner, Y. Zhou, and A. P. Gerlich (University of Waterloo),
K. R. Chan, N. Scotchmer (Huys Industries),
B. Gocke (Afyon Kocatepe University),
E. Biro (ArcelorMittal)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Development of In-Process Welding Current and Electrode Force Control Process for Indirect Spot Welding
Muneo Matsushita, Rinsei Ikeda and Kenji Oi (JFE Steel)
11:00 am - 11:30 am Electrical Considerations from the Utilities' View
Mark Siehling (RoMan Manufacturig)

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