American Welding Society Automatic Welding Conference


Automatic welding, for which the equipment requires little or no observation or manual adjustment, has enabled industry to dramatically accelerate output and increase quality. This conference covers new technologies in automatic controls, training and management innovations, and automation breakthroughs for the latest welding processes, including friction and thermal stir welding, hot-wire tungsten arc, laser/GMAW hybrid welding, as well as automation technologies for traditional processes, such as submerged arc.

May 13-14, 2008 ­ New Orleans, Louisiana

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Conference Sessions Include:

  • The Welder Shortage
  • Who Will We Train?
  • Welding Automation – Solutions to Common Design & Application Challenges
  • Real-Time Quality Monitoring Using Data Fusion Techniques
  • Innovations in Robotic Welding
  • Laser Hybrid Welding – What, Why, Where and How
  • Magnetic Pulse Welding – Automating the Next Generation of Welding
  • Design for Manufacturing with Robotic Welding
  • Understanding the Nature of Hazardous Welding Fumes in the Workplace and Steps that Can Be Taken to Reduce Exposures
  • Innovations in Submerged Arc Welding
  • Basic Control of Hot-Wire Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Procedure Development and Production Applications
  • Friction Stir Welding of Littoral Combat Ship Deckhouse Structure
  • The Impact of Fiber Lasers on the Material Processing Market
  • Thermal Stir Welding

Conference Schedule Details Available Here.


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