Conferences & Exhibitions

Dissimilar Material Welding/Joining Workshop
The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
Monday, January 26, 2015
Columbus, OH

Registration Rates

Member $550
Non-Member $635

The joining of dissimilar materials can present many challenges across a number of industry sectors including automotive, petrochemical, power generation, medical products and microelectronics.

This unique two-day event is designed for manufacturers and fabricators who seek solutions for advanced materials joining applications. The event provides an opportunity to learn the latest developments, and engage with a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/U-CRC) that has built a large industrial membership base and has significant research programs underway on dissimilar materials welding/joining.

Participants of this program are invited to attend at no additional charge the
Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications Event
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More information below

Hotel Information

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 614-247-4000
Toll Free: 866-247-4003
Hotel Rate: $152.00


  Monday, January 26, 2015

On day one, the workshop will describe developments in a range of industry applications, and brings together experts in the field to share their insights and experience. Dissimilar welding joining topics will include process technology, materials, design, and modeling. In addition, the workshop will feature a panel discussion that will provide attendees the opportunity to ask the academic and industrial experts about their dissimilar joining problems and potential solutions. The first day workshop also features a tour of the welding laboratories at The Ohio State University and EWI.

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 am Introductions
John Lippold, The Ohio State University
8:45 - 9:30 am High Temperature Failure of Austenitic to Ferritic Dissimilar Metal Welds: Causes and Cures
John DuPont, Lehigh University
9:30 - 10:15 am Dissimilar Metal Overlays for Oil and Gas Application
Boian Alexandrov, The Ohio State University
10:15 - 10:30 am MORNING BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 am Dissimilar Metal Weld Issues and Repair Strategies in the Nuclear Industry
Steve McCracken, Electric Power Research Institute
11:15 - 12:00 pm Joining Dissimilar Fe-based and Ni-based Materials by FSW
Antonio Ramirez, The Ohio State University
12:00 - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 - 1:45 pm Application of Dissimilar Metals Joining in the Automotive Industry
Jerry Gould, EWI
1:45 - 2:30 pm Impact Welding Technologies for Dissimilar Materials
Glenn Daehn, The Ohio State University
2:30 - 3:15 pm Dissimilar Materials Joining in the Medical and Electronic Industries
Tim Frech, EWI
3:15 - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30 - 4:15 pm Dissimilar Metal Joint of Titanium to Stainless Steel - Literature Assessment and Numerical Modeling
Wei Zhang, The Ohio State University
4:15 - 5:15 pm Panel Discussion
John Lippold, The Ohio State University
  Reception to Follow


Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications Event
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Columbus, OH

On day two, attendees have a unique option to learn about a large research project portfolio that is underway in the I/U-CRC Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications.  This center is a cooperative between the top materials joining research universities in the USA:  The Ohio State University, Lehigh University, Colorado School of Mines, and The University of Wisconsin.   The mission of the center is to close the gap between material development and weldability, develop scientifically-based methodologies for assessing material weldability/joinability that span nm to mm length scales, extend the life of welded structures within the aging energy infrastructure, reduce of the time and cost for deploying advanced materials (bulk materials, hybrid, advanced) for the new energy infrastructure, and develop a new generation of materials joining engineers & scientists.  Currently, there are 25 members in the center and the research investment is valued  $ M providing significant R&D leverage and technology for members.  Attendees can learn how to join the center and partner on key projects that are relevant to their industry.  The benefits of becoming a member are:

  • Significant leveraging of research money
  • Interaction with leading universities involved in manufacturing and materials joining research
  • Access to highly trained students with expertise in materials joining
  • Ability to structure projects that have direct impact on current and future joining issues

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    Event topics:

  • Materials Performance
    • Weldability of Ni-base Alloys for Advanced Ultra Super Critical Power Plants
    • Performance of Cr-Mo Steel Weldments
    • Dissimilar metal Welds for Subsea Service
    • Performance of Duplex Stainless Steels for Petrochemical Applications
    • Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior of 7XXX Alloys for Automotive Applications
    • Fundamental Study of Deformation Under Severe Microstructural Gradient

    Weldability Testing and Evaluation
    • Cast Pin Tear Test for Solidification cracking Susceptibility
    • Weldability of High Strength Steels using Stainless Steel Consumables
    • Stress Relaxation Cracking Test Methods
    • Laser Weldability of High Nitrogen Steels
    • Development of Low Transformation Temperature Consumables

    Process Innovation and Development
    • Wide gap Ni-base Superalloy Brazing
    • Advanced gas Metal Arc Welding

    • Design Rules for Solid-sate Joining of High Temperature Structural Alloys
    • Control of Weld Dilution through understanding of Weld Pool Physics
    • Multi-scale FEA Modeling of Ni-base Superalloy Braze Joints
    • Application of Computational Thermodynamics to Study Weld Microstructure

    Additive Manufacturing
    • Development of Weldability Criteria for Additive Manufacturing Processes
    • Computational Process Modeling for Additive Manufacturing
    • Characterization of Laser Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing


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