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2014 Conferences

Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference
July 23–25, 2014
Indianapolis, IN

The American Welding Society has created a conference program that answers questions on the essential requirements to become an accredited testing facility. Conference topics include skill training, curriculum strategies, advanced e-learning strategies, and many other topics. Educational institutions, corporate trainers, and educators are all encouraged to attend.

Heat Treatment Conference
August 12–13, 2014
Dallas, TX
Sheraton Arlington Hotel

The thermal effects from welding and heat treatment influence the microstructure and mechanical properties of welds. Various materials, such as carbon steels and other alloy grades, are affected by heat treatment which changes the weld metallurgy and influences the final welded product. Better understanding of the impact of welding and heat treatment practices can allow for the weld quality and reliability to be optimized for the application.

Welding Summit Workshop
October 8–9, 2014
AWS Headquarters, Miami, FL

The Welding Summit Workshop purpose is to provide an interactive open forum environment for professionals from various areas of the welding industry to discuss issues and propose solutions.


So You're the New Welding Engineer
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Wednesday, November 12, 2014
FABTECH Show – Georgia World Congress Center – Room C302
Atlanta, GA

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.

Additive Manufacturing Conference
Thursday, November 13, 2014
8:00am   4:45pm
FABTECH Show – Georgia World Congress Center – Room C205
Atlanta, GA

Additive manufacturing represents the realization of the ideal of "on-demand manufacturing." Without molds or dies, additive manufacturing enables production of parts and prototypes on demand. Design improvements can be made and tested rapidly without
tooling and machining constraints.

Come and learn from the experts about additive manufacturing processes such as powder bed fusion, material extrusion, directed energy deposition, material jetting, and more.

Thermal Spray Technology: High Performance Surfaces
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
FABTECH Show – Georgia World Congress Center – Room C201
Atlanta, GA

This conference is aimed at exploring the many facets of thermal spray including advanced uses of robotics in thermal spray, improving coating yield through powder feed optimization, recycling thermal spray overspray dust, and applying thermal spray anodic coatings to less than ideally prepared surfaces.


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.