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8th Shipbuilding Conference<
 

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The conference will include a technical program featuring presentations on advanced welding processes, NDT, materials, robotics and mechanized welding for shipbuilding applications. Presenters will discuss new flux core welding electrodes for high yield steels, a new approach to reduce diffusible hydrogen content in the weld zone, aluminum applications and welding tractors that can be used for all position welding that do not require tracks. Other presentations will address the integration of robotics and welding power supplies, hybrid laser welding in shipyards, and the use of portable robots to join thick steel plating. AWS is planning on inviting a keynote speaker who will open the event with an overview of welding technology in shipyards.

Hotel Information

Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans
701 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-524-8200
Hotel Rate: $159.00
Hotel Cutoff Date: January 25, 2013

Program

 Tuesday, February 26, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
Lee Kvidahl, Conference Chairman

8:15 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Welding Challenges From Current and Future Ship Designs
Dr. T.D. Huang, HII-Ingalls Shipbuilding

SESSION 1

ADVANCED WELDING PROCESS
Session Chair: Ken Johnson

8:55 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

One Sided GMAW Using a Flux Backing
Ken Johnson, Vigor Shipyards

9:35 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

MORNING BREAK

9:45 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Applying the Solid State Laser - GMA Hybrid Process for Single Sided Full Penetration Welding of Bulb Bar Profiles in Shipbuilding
Mike Ludwig, Fronius USA

10:25 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

The ICE Process
Doug Zoller, ESAB Automation

11:05 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

New Development in Aluminum Welding Wire - Alloy 4943
Tony Anderson, ITW Welding North America

11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Applications of Aluminum in the History of Shipbuilding
Jerry Mirgain, ESAB

12:25 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

SESSION 2

EMERGING NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNOLOGY
Session Chair: Paul Hebert

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 a.m.

A Shipbuilder's Evaluation of the Servo Robot Manufactured Weld Scanning Device
John Ranager, HII-Ingalls Shipbuilding

2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Computed Radiography as an Alternative to Film Radiography in Shipbuilding
Steve Ashton, Newport News Shipbuilding

2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

AFTERNOON BREAK

3:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Innovative NDT Solutions for the Shipbuilding Industry
TBD, Innerspec Technologies

3:45 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

NAVSEA Implementation of Phased Array and Time of Flight Diffraction Ultrasonic Testing in Shipbuilding
Russel Kok, K & A

4:25 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT
 

 Wednesday, February 27, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: The Magic of Mechanization
Chip Cable, Weld Tooling Corporation

SESSION 3

WELDING MECHANIZATION/AUTOMATION
Session Chair: Lee O'Connell, General Dynamics Electric Boat

9:10 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Integrating Robotics/Automation
Doug Rhoda, Wolf Robotics

9:35 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Portable Robotics
Jeff Noruk, SERVO-ROBOT Corporation

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

MORNING BREAK

10:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Trackless Tractors That Weld in All Positions
Jamie Beard, Robotic Technologies of Tennessee

11:25 a.m. - 12:05 a.m.

Integrating Robotics/Automation with Welding Power Supplies
Joshua Williamson, Fronius USA

12:05 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH

SESSION 4

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FILLER MATERIALS
Session Chair: Pat Hoyt

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 a.m.

A New Approach To Lowering Exposure To Manganese During Welding
Susan Fiore, Hobart Brothers Welding

1:40 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

A Robustness Design On SS-FCAW – Alloying and Microstructure Optimization
TBD, ESAB

2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

AFTERNOON BREAK

2:35 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Improved Flux Cored Arc Welding Electrodes For Critical Naval Ship Structures
Paul Konkol, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

3:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

A New Method For Reducing Diffusible Hydrogen In Weld Metal
Susan Fiore, Hobart Brothers Welding

4:00 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

 
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