AWS conference emphasizes uses of alternative materials, improved processes

June 17, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, Welding in Aircraft and Aerospace Conference will feature aircraft and aerospace industry experts. The two-day event, Sept. 16-17, will explore new products in the industry.

Primary discussion topics will include the critical benefits of using particular welding processes, including friction stir, fiber laser, ultrasonic, electron beam, and gas-shielded welding. Experts will discuss challenges associated with the growing role of titanium and the emergence of aluminum-lithium alloys. Event speakers serve companies and organizations such as Boeing, Eclipse Aviation, NASA, Sciaky Inc., Alcan Aerospace, and the Edison Welding Institute.

Additional in-depth program topics will include Potential Uses for Fiber Lasers in Aerospace Application; Electron Beam System Technology; High-powered Ultrasonics; Manufacturing and Repair of Nickel and Titanium; Development of the Third Generation of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys; Welding the Ares 1 Spacecraft; and Laser Weldbonding of Thin Aluminum Structures.

Conference registration is $550 for AWS members, $680 for nonmembers. Nonmembers receive a two-year complimentary AWS membership with registration. Registration includes all conference sessions, two continental breakfasts, and two lunches. Attendees will receive a CD with copies of all presentations and an attendee roster for postevent networking and follow-up.

Registration and additional information are available at 800-443-9353, ext. 455, and online at Visitors to the Web site can download the conference brochure.

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