Conferences & Exhibitions

Welding of Aluminum

Aluminum Welding for Engineers Seminar
May 27, 2014
New Orleans, LA

Is aluminum welding difficult or just different? Find out in this one-day seminar intended for engineers who specify or design aluminum welds. We'll address:

  • The new 2013 AWS D1.2 Aluminum Structural Welding Code
  • How to write specifications for aluminum welding
  • Aluminum welding processes, including GMAW, GTAW, PAW, stud, and FSW
  • Structural design of aluminum welded connections including fillet, groove, plug, slot, and stud welds
  • Structural design of welded aluminum members for tension, compression, bending, shear, and fatigue
  • Wrought and cast aluminum base metal and filler alloys and their tempers
  • Qualification of aluminum weld procedure specifications (WPSs) and aluminum welders
  • Fabrication of aluminum welds, including backing, preheating, edge preparation, assembly, tolerances, distortion control, repairs, cleaning, and PWHT
  • Inspecting aluminum welds using visual, dye penetrant, radiographic, and ultrasonic methods

The price for this one day seminar is: $552 (member) $736 (non-member)

Registration Rates

Registration *
Member $575 $675
Non-Member $705 $805
Register Online
  * Discount valid until Monday, April 14, 2014.

The 17th Aluminum Welding Conference will feature a distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts who will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. This conference also provides several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, as well as to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry.

Hotel Information

Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2201
Phone: 504-523-3341
Hotel Rate: $159.00
Hotel Cutoff Date: April 28, 2014


 Wednesday, May 28, 2014

8:00 am - 8:45 am Welcome Remarks
Tony Anderson, Conference Committee Chair
8:45 am - 9:30 am The Aluminum Designation System
Frank Armao - Lincoln Electric
9:30 am - 10:15 am Aluminum Welding Metallurgy
Patrick Brube - Hobart Aluminum
10:15 am - 10:30 am MORNING BREAK
10:30 am - 11:15 am Filler Alloy Selection Primary Characteristics
Rob Kause - AlcoTec
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Design and Performance of Aluminum Welds
Patrick Berube - Hobart Aluminum
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EXHIBITS/LUNCH
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Aluminum Weld Discontinuities: Causes & Cures
Tony Anderson - ITW Welding North America
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Metal Preparation for Aluminum Welding
Frank Armao - The Lincoln Electric Company
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm GTAW Welding of Aluminum – From Basic to Advanced
Devan DePauw – Miller Electric
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Welding Aluminum for Marine Applications
Jerry Mirgain, Retired Global Aluminum Product Line Manager

Thursday, May 29, 2014

8:00 am - 8:45 am Gas Metal Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys
Frank Armao – The Lincoln Electric Company
8:45 am - 9:30 am Application of the AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code – Aluminum
Thom Burns - AlcoTec
9:30 am - 10:15 am Friction Stir Welding Equipment Solutions and Processing of Aluminum
Chris Smith -Wolf Robotics
10:15 am - 10:30 am MORNING BREAK
10:30 am - 11:15 am Technology Advancements and Automation in the Aluminum Welding
John Smith - Miller Welding Automation
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Shielding Gas to Improve Characteristics When Welding Aluminum Alloys
Phillip Miller - Praxair, Inc.
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EXHIBITS/LUNCH
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Increasing Performance & Production in Aluminum GMAW Welding
Thom Burns - AlcoTec
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Understanding Feedability when GMAW Welding Aluminum
Mike Vandenberg - Miller Welding
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Real Welds, Real Problems, Real Solutions
Rob Krause - AlcoTec
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Training and qualification of Welders and Welding procedures to AWS D1.2
Bill Shreve - Shreve Weld-Tech

Need additional information regarding conferences, conference exhibits, or registration?
Call (800) 443-9353 x 234 (U.S.) or (305) 443-9353 x 234 (outside the U.S.)
or email Belkys Riveron-Raimundez