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The 16th annual aluminum conference

Date: September 4-5, 2013
Address: Chicago, USA

A distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice.

The 16th Aluminum Welding Conference will also provide several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, and to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry.

Aluminum lends itself to a wide variety of industrial applications because of its light weight, high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and other attributes. However, because its chemical and physical properties are different from those of steel, welding of aluminum requires special processes, techniques and expertise.


 Wednesday, September 4, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.Welcome and Overview

Tony Anderson, Conference Committee Chair

8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Aluminum Welding Metallurgy and Properties of Aluminum Welds

Patrick Berube, Hobart/Maxal

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Filler Alloy Selection Primary Characteristics

Rob Krause, AlcoTec

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.New Development in Aluminum Filler Metal

Patrick Berube, Hobart/Maxal

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.LUNCH

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Aluminum Weld Discontinuities: Causes and Cures

Tony Anderson, ITW Welding North America

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Metal Preparation for Aluminum Welding

Frank Armao, Lincoln Electric

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.The Fundamentals of GTAW Welding of Aluminum

Andrew Pfaller, Miller Electric

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Welding Aluminum for Marine Applications

Jerry Mirgain, Retired Global Aluminium Product Line Manager

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.New Process Technologies to Improve Welding of Aluminum Alloys

Philip Miller, Praxair, Inc.

 Thursday, September 5, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Gas Metal Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys

Frank Armao, Lincoln Electric

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Application of the AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code -Aluminum

Thom Burns, AlcoTec Wire Corp.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Friction Stir Welding Equipment Solutions and Processing of Aluminum Alloys

Chris Smith, Wolf Robotics

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Technology Advancements and Automation in the Aluminum Welding Industry

Remington Walk, Miller Welding Automation

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Increasing Performance & Production in Aluminum GMAW Welding

Thom Burns, AlcoTec Wire Corp.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Underwater Dry Chamber Aluminum Welding in Support of U.S. Navy Ship Repair Operations (Hyperbaric Aluminum Welding)

Ken Elliott, Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Real Welds, Real Problems, Real Solutions

Rob Krause, AlcoTec Wire Corp.

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.AFTERNOON BREAK

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.The benefits of using CMT (Cold Metal Transfer)

Shaun Relyea, Fronius USA

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Aluminum Trends in Trailer Manufacturing

Elliott Ash, The Lincoln Electric Company


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