International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) 2018

International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) 2018

Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 18, 2018 Doubletree by Hilton – New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Welcome to the IBSC 2018 website – the central location for information needed to plan your trip to the 2018 International Brazing & Soldering Conference (IBSC).

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 five-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.

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General Information

International Scientific Advisory Board



International Attendees
For information on obtaining visas, please email

The closest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), which is only 13 miles away from the host hotel.

Getting to the Hotel: If arriving at MSY, a 23-minute taxi ride is the best option.

All presentations at the conference will be presented in English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

The Proceedings of IBSC 2018 will be made available to each full conference registrant at the event.

Photo Release
Photographs will be taken during the 2018 IBSC. Registration to this conference constitutes agreement to allow AWS use of your photo in any IBSC-related publications or websites.

Audio/Video Recording Policy
AWS reserves the right to any audio and video reproduction of presentations at each technical session. Recording of sessions (audio, video and still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of AWS and individual authors is strictly prohibited.

Cellular Phone Usage Policy
In consideration of fellow event attendees and presenters, AWS kindly requests that cellular phones and other electronic devices be silenced while you are in the meeting rooms. Please step away from the meeting room for cell phone conversations.

Hotel / Local Information


Doubletree by Hilton – New Orleans
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hotel Rate: $209/night

Hotel Reservation Link:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans on Canal Street is set in a downtown New Orleans location overlooking the Mississippi River, and major business and entertainment districts. Enjoy access to New Orleans International Airport only 13 miles away. Expect a warm welcome from the staff and a signature warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. Select from 367 spacious guest rooms and suites with views of the Mississippi River, French Quarter, Harrah’s Casino or Canal Street. For more space, upgrade to a spacious suite offering additional amenities and room features, such as whirlpools or kitchenettes.

Explore your dining options at this New Orleans hotel. For breakfast on the go, visit PJs Coffee of New Orleans, proudly serving specialty coffees and breakfast pastries and muffins. Complimentary WiFi is also available at PJs. Dine at WOW Café, a restaurant and lounge featuring an extensive menu of wings, appetizers, salads, and New Orleans options.

Take a dip in the 4th-floor terrace heated outdoor pool and keep fit in the fitness room, featuring cardio equipment and free weights.

Book your business or social event at this New Orleans hotel, with 16,000 sq. ft. of flexible, modern meeting and event space, and banquet staff ready to serve you. The International Ballroom offers unforgettable views of both the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. Take advantage of the complimentary 24-hour business center, equipped with computer workstations, a copier and fax machine.


The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans is conveniently located on Canal Street in the heart of downtown New Orleans. From a variety of dining options to a recently remodeled fitness center, we have everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Our hotel also offers easy access to popular New Orleans events and attractions, including but not limited to the following:

  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Arena
  • Café Du Monde and the French Quarter
  • Port of New Orleans
  • New Orleans Streetcars
  • Harrah's Casino
  • Shopping at Canal Place and the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk

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IBSC 2018 Educational Session

Session Chair  Dr. Hui Zhao, Creative Thermal Solutions, Inc.

Morning Session  Fundamentals

Title  Furnace Brazing
Instructor  Dr. Steve Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Company
Time  8:00-10:00
Duration  2 Hours
Course Outline
Furnace brazing is one of the most widely used processes for mass productions. The advances in science and technology has promoted the development of a new generation of brazing furnace that features high energy efficiency and brazing quality. This course introduces the fundamental principles related to furnace brazing, presents some of the most recent developments in furnaces and furnace braze processing, as well as important furnace maintenance strategies.

Title  Corrosion and Brazing
Instructor  Dr. Doug Hawksworth, Diomedea, Inc.
Time  10:00-12:00
Duration  2 Hours
Course Outline
When two metals, of the same or different composition, are brazed together using a third metal, the composition of which is also different to the first two alloys, a complex metallurgical system is produced. The morphology of the joint, composition, post braze phases and electrochemical differences within the brazed system will determine whether or not corrosion will be inhibited or initiated and how it may propagate into the metal substrate.

The fundamental principles of brazing and corrosion of metal substrates will be reviewed and how various parameters interact thus influencing post braze durability. These principles are illustrated with examples from industry.


Afternoon Session:  Applications

Title  Brazing of titanium: processes, properties and prospects
Instructor  Dr. Alex Shapiro, Titanium Brazing, Inc.
Time  1:00-3:30
Duration  2.5 hours
Course Outline
Applications of titanium brazing, light-weight and corrosion-resistant joints. Classification and properties of base metals. Critical brazing temperatures. Selection of brazing filler metals. Structure and mechanical properties of brazed joints of alpha-, alpha-beta, or beta-titanium alloys. Brazing of titanium heat exchangers and honeycomb panels. Methods of improving strength of brazed joints. Diffusion in titanium brazed joints. Designing of brazed joints. Industrial brazing processes: selection and setup. Risk factors, defects, and repair of brazed joints. Brazing titanium with other metals, ceramics, or graphite.

Title  Direct Brazing of Ceramic to Metal
Instructor  Dr. Toshi Oyama, WESGO Metals
Time  3:30-5:00
Duration  1.5 hours
Course Outline
Direct brazing of ceramic material to metal component can be achieved by active brazing process using active brazing filler metals. Active brazing filler metals contain a reactive element, titanium in most cases, and the reactive element wet on ceramic by chemical reaction with the base ceramic materials. Active brazing process is now widely accepted, and there are many commercially available active brazing alloys. In this presentation, basic wetting mechanism on ceramic material is briefly described, and key parameters for successful brazing of ceramic to metal are discussed. Finally, several industrial applications are explained.

Exhibitor Kit


Bellman-Melcor LLC


GH Group Induction Atmospheres



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