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IBSC 2015

Welcome to the IBSC 2015 website – the central location for information needed to plan your trip to the 2015 International Brazing & Soldering Conference (IBSC).

Now in its 6th Year, the IBSC remains the premier event for the brazing and soldering community. For years, the IBSC has provided professionals, scientists and engineers involved in the research, development and application of brazing and soldering, a unique networking and idea-exchange forum. This three-day conference provides cutting-edge education and technical programming for the brazing and soldering community, as well as peer-networking and a full exhibit program, showcasing the latest trends, products, processes and techniques available in the industry.

We invite you to join us in sunny Long Beach, California for this year's conference, on April 19-22, 2015. And if the weather isn't enough to draw you, why not race in early and catch the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach?  The 2015 race is scheduled immediately before the Conference – yet one more reason to secure your spot today.

Register Online

Revised manuscript must be submitted by February, 15, 2015.

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General Information

Organizing Committee

General Chairman
Stephen Feldbauer
, Abbott Furnace
St. Marys, PA
General Co-Chairman
Creed Darling
, Lucas Milhaupt Incorporated
Muskego, WI
Technical Program Chairman
Hui Zhao
, Creative Thermal Solutions, Inc.
Urbana, IL
Proceedings Chairman
Robin Gourley
, Curtiss Wright
Cheswick, PA
Proceedings Co-Chairman
Chuck Walker
, Sandia National Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM
Education Session Chairman
Daniel Javernick
, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM
Exhibits Chairman
Ray McKinney
, Harris Products Group
Mason, OH

Social Program Chairman
Matt Pohlman
, Honeywell Aerospace
Torrance, CA

International Scientific Advisory Board


Dr. Ron Smith
S-Bond Technologies
Prof. Dusan Sekulic
University of Kentucky, US &
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Anatol Rabinkin
Brazing and Joining Consultant LLC
Dr. Alexander Shapiro
Titanium Brazing, Inc.
Dr. Paul Vianco
Sandia Labs
Dr. Yury Flom
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Prof. Stephen Liu
Colorado School of Mining


Prof. Jicai Feng
Harbin Institute of Technology
Prof. Xiaohong Li
AVIC China Aviation Academy
Prof. Nicolas Eustathopoulos
SIMaP, Grenoble-INP
Prof. Kirsten Bobzin
RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Wolfgang Tillmann
Technical University of Dortmund
Prof. Bernhard Weilage
Technical University of Chemnitz
Dr. Harald Krappitz
Innobraze GmbH
Prof. Tadashi Ariga
Tokai University
Prof. Yasuyuki Miyazawa
Tokai University
Mr. Kotaro Matzu
Tokyo Braze Co., Ltd.
Dr. Manfred Boretius
Listemann AG
Prof. Igor Pashkov
Moscow University of Steel and Alloys

International Attendees

For information on obtaining visas, please email


The closest airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB), which is only 7 miles away from the host hotel. Alternate airports include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is 20 miles from the hotel and John Wayne Airport (SNA) which is 28 miles.

Getting to the Hotel: If arriving at LGB, a 15-minute taxi ride is the best option. If arriving at either LAX or SNA, the Super Shuttle is the best option.


All presentations at the conference will be presented in English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.


The Proceedings of IBSC 2015 will be made available to each full conference registrant at the event. To purchase a copy of the proceedings, if you are not a full registrant, indicate your choice on the registration form.

Photo Release

Photographs will be taken during the 2015 IBSC. Registration to this conference constitutes agreement to allow AWS use of your photo in any IBSC-related publications or websites.

Audio/Video Recording Policy

AWS reserves the right to any audio and video reproduction of presentations at each technical session. Recording of sessions (audio, video and still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of AWS and individual authors is strictly prohibited.

Cellular Phone Usage Policy

In consideration of fellow event attendees and presenters, AWS kindly requests that cellular phones and other electronic devices be silenced while you are in the meeting rooms. Please step away from the meeting room for cell phone conversations.


IBSC Advanced Technical Program

Subject to change without notice.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm EDUCATION COURSES

Morning Presentation
Fundamentals of Brazing

Instructor: Steven Marek, Lucas-Milhaupt, Inc.

Afternoon Presentation
Controlled Atmosphere Brazing (CAB) of Aluminum

Instructor: Daniel Lauzon, Solvay Fluorides LLC

Morning Presentation
Brazing Quality as a Function of Brazing Parameters and Environment

Instructor: Prof. Stephen Liu and Dr. Juan Carlos Madeni, Colorado School of Mines, and Johns Manville

Afternoon Presentation
Direct Brazing of Ceramic to Metal

Instructor: Toshi Oyama, WESGO Metals

A Novel Method of Managing Joint Stress, in a Metallic Bond Made Using Reactive Multilayer Foils, at a User Selected Temperature
Instructor: Jacques Matteau, Indium Corporation

Monday, April 20, 2015
7:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome
Wetting in Brazing
Prof. Nicolas Eustathopoulos and Prof. Fiqiri Hodaj - Grenoble Institute of Technology/France
Brazing Technology – Advances and Challenges
Prof. Bernhard Wielage - Chemnitz University of technology/Germany
Soldering vs Brazing – Bridging the Gap
Dr. Ronald Smith - S-Bond Technologies/USA
12:00pm Lunch
Tabletop Exhibit
1:00 - 3:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS 1 & 2

Session 1: Solder Joining Technologies
Session Chair: Dr. Ronald Smith

  • "Reliability Analysis of Pin-in-Hole Solder Joints by Computational Modeling"
    Dr. Paul Vianco - Sandia National Laboratories/USA
  • "Active Solder Joining - A Technology and Application Update"
    Dr. Ronald Smith - S-Bond Technologies/USA
  • "Interfacial Reaction of the Ultrasonic-assisted Soldering Copper and Sn - 3.0Ag - 0.5Cu Solder Alloys"
    Ai Ting Tan - University of Malaya/Malaysia
  • "Formation of Interfacial - Reaction between Sn-Ag-Cu Solder and Cu Substrate by Microwave Hybrid Heating"
    Maisarah Lutfi - University of Malaya/Malaysia
  • "Solder Development and Fabrication Techniques for Coolant Tube Bonding in Lengthy High Current Conductors"
    Stephan Jurczynski - Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory/USA

Session 2: Materials and Process Design 1
Session Chair: Dr. Christian Leinenbach

  • "High Strength Materials for High Temperature Processing - A University/Industry Design Project Collaboration"
    Mike Powers - Keysight Technologies&UC-Davis/USA
  • "Specifications for Brazing, an Update on the Latest Changes"
    Matt Pohlman - Honeywell Aerospace/USA
  • "Surface Reactions of Single Crystal Diamonds with Chromium Containing Nickel Based Braze Materials"
    Jussi Laurila - Tampere University of Technology/Finland
  • "In-situ Observation of Brazing Processes with SEM"
    Evelyn Hofmann - Technische Universität Dresden/Germany
  • "Filling the Void"
    Mike Drakley - Solar Atmospheres/USA
  • "An Investigation on Thermal Integrity of Brazed Heat Transfer Devices"
    Dr. Hui Zhao - CTS/USA
3:00 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS 3 & 4

Session 3: Special/Advanced Process 1
Session Chair: Dr. Anatol Rabinkin

  • "Joining of Ornament-cut Diamond to Silver Plate using Nano-particle Paste of Silver by Condensed Infrared Ray Heating"
    Moe Mochizuki - Tokyo Institute of Technology/Japan
  • "Wide-Gap Braze Repairs on nickel Superalloy Gas Turbine Components"
    Cheryl Hawk - Colorado School of Mines/USA
  • "Load-Capable Design of Arc Brazing Joints for Different Applications in Automotive Engineering"
    Matthias Angerhausen - RWTH Aachen University/Germany
  • "Electron Beam Weld-Brazing of Aluminum to copper: Mechanical Properties and their Relation to Microstructure"
    Dr. Christian Otten - FOCUS GmbH/Germany
  • "Preliminary Investigations on Ultrasonically-assisted Induction Brazing TiAl6V4 using Al-based Brazing"
    Lukas Wojarski - Technical University of Dortmund/Germany
  • "Electron Beam Joining of y-Titanium Aluminide"
    Stefan Gach - RWTH Aachen University/Germany

Session 4: Corrosion, Joint Reliability
Session Chair: Matt Pohlman

  • "Metal Leaching of Brazed Stainless Steel Joints into Drinking Water"
    Thomas Hartmann - VACUUMSCHMELZE/Germany
  • "Corrosion of a-Al203/Ag-Cu-Ti/STS Brazed Joints by Molten Sodium for Sodium Sulfur Batteries"
    Hoejun Heo - Pusan National University/Korea
  • "Corrosion Behavior of Contact Reaction Brazed Joints of Magnesium Alloy to Steel"
    Prof. Hong Li - Beijing University of technology/China
  • "Study of Atmospheric Corrosion by Urban Pollutants on Refrigeration System Silver Brazed Joints"
    Dr. Nestor Santillan-Soto - Universidad Autonoma de Baja California/Mexico
6:00 - 7:00 pm Evening Expo Reception
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
8:00 - 9:30 am PARALLEL SESSIONS 5 & 6

Session 5: Lead Free Solders
Session Chair: Dr. Paul Vianco

  • "Characterization of Intermetallic Compound Formation and Growth Kinetics in lead-Free Solder SAC305"
    Prof. Stephen Liu - Colorado School of Mines/USA
  • "The Role of Undissolved Intermetallics and Substrate/solder Interface on the Undercooling Degree of Lead-free Solder Alloys"
    Prof. Fiqiri Hodaj - Grenoble Institute of Technology/France
  • "Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Modern Lead-free Solders Development"
    Paul Mason - Thermo-Calc Software Inc/USA
  • "Effect of Adding Porous Cu Interlayer with Different Porosities to Sn-3.0Ag-0.5cu Lead-free Solder Joint"
    Nashrah Hani Jamadon - University of Malaya/Malaysia

Session 6: Nano-Materials
Session Chair: Owe Märs

  • "Joining of Copper at Low temperatures using Ag Nanoparticles: Influence of Process Parameters on Mechanical Strength"
    Susann Hausner - Technische Universitat Chemnitz/Germany
  • "Mechanical Properties of Mo joints brazed using Mo-Ni brazing filler metal pweder doped by SiC nanoparticles (I)"
    Prof. Dusan Sekulic - University of Kentucky/USA & Harbin Institute of Technology/China
  • "Positive changes in the microstructure Morphology of the Mo-Ni Eutectic Brazing Filler Metal caused by Additions of SiC Nano-particle Powder (II)"
    Dr. Anatol Rabinkin - Brazing and Joining Consultant, LLC/USA
  • "Investigation of Ag- and Cu- nanomultilayer Systems for Brazing Titanium Alloys"
    Benjamin Lehmert - Technical University of Dortmund/Germany
  • "Joining of SiO2-BN Ceramic to Nb using CNTs-reinforced Brazing Alloy"
    Dr. Junlei Qi - Harbin Institute of Technology/China
  • "Pressureless and Low-temperature Silver-Sintering using Solvent-free Nanoparticle Pastes"
    Tobias Röhrich - Technische Universität Berlin/Germany
9:30 am Break
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS 7 & 8

Session 7: Materials & Process Design 2
Session Chair: Mike Powers & Dr. Hui Zhao

  • "Influence of Brazing Parameters on microstructure and Strength of PCD-cemented Carbide Joints"
    Dr. Christian Leinenbach - EMPA/Switzerland
  • "Resistance Microwelding Techniques in Braze Set-Up Operations"
    Jay Kapur - Aimtek, Inc./USA
  • "Packaging of the fiber Bragg Grating Sensors using Brazing/Soldering Methods"
    Prof. Yulong Li - Nanchang University/China
  • "Understanding the Effects of Cover Gas on Brazability of Laser Cut 304 SS"
    CJ Skinner - HI TecMetal Group/USA
  • "Comparison of Roller Coating and Foil Brazing Methods"
    Cagri Gurbuz - Sentes-BIR A.S./Turkey
  • "Induction Brazing for Conventional Brazing and Best Practices using Shielding Cover Gas"
    Rich Detty - Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic/USA

Session 8: Ceramic, Composite, Glass Joining 1
Session Chair: Chuck Walker

  • "Evaluation of Low-temperature Amorphous Foils For Brazing Titanium and Ceramics"
    Dr. Alexander Shapiro - Titanium-brazing & NASA/USA
  • "Research on the Interfacial Reaction Mechanism and Residual Stress of the Brazed Joint between ZrC-SiC Composite and Nb"
    Prof. Peng He - Harbin Institute of Technology/China
  • "Comparison of Alumina Ceramic Sintering Atmospheres and Active Brazed Joint Performance"
    Charles Walker - Sandia National Laboratories/USA
  • "Wettability of Ni-Nb Based Alloys on SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites and Interfacial Reactions"
    Prof. Huaping Xiong - AVIC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials/China
  • "Brazing TiAl intermetallic Alloy to Si3N4 Ceramic using Cu65Pt35 Filler Foil: Interfacial Microstructure and Joint Properties"
    Dr. X.G. Song - Harbin Institute of Technology/China
  • "Understanding the Run-out Behavior of a Ag-Cu-Zr Braze Alloy When Used to Join Alumina to an Fe-Ni-Co Alloy"
    Dr. Paul Vianco - Sandia National Laboratories/USA
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS 9 & 10

Session 9: Filler Metal Properties 1
Session Chair: Prof. Wolfgang Tillmann

  • "A New Iron-base Filler Metal for Brazing of Stainless Steel"
    Haisheng Zhao - AVIC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical materials/China
  • "Microstructure and Strength Properties of Austenitic and Ferritic Stainless Steels When Brazed with Ni-Cr-P Amorphous Brazing Foils"
    William Coughlan - Metglas Inc./USA
  • "Brazing of Ferrite Stainless Steel with Ni-based Amorphous Brazing Foils"
    Prof. Yasuyuki Miyazawa - Tokai University/Japan
  • "Induction Joining of AISI 316L to AISI 304 Stainless Steels with a Fe-Based Amorphous Alloy Ribbon Interlayer"
    J. A. Verduzco - Universidad Michoacana de San/Mexico
  • "Investigation of the Brazing Characteristics of a New Iron Based Brazing Filler Metal"
    Matthias Manka - Technical University of Dortmund/Germany
  • "Characteristics of Nickel Based Brazing Filler Metals and Iron Based Brazing Filler Metals"
    Michael Weinstein - WallColmonoy Corporation/USA

Session 10: Furnace Brazing and Fixture
Session Chair: Dr. Stephen Feldbauer

  • "New Brazing Method used Thermal Gradients in the Conventional Furnace"
    Mitsuharu Kurata - Tokai University/Japan
  • "Hump-Back Versus Straight Through Continuous Furnaces... When and Why?"
    Dr. Stephen Feldbauer - Abbott Furnace Co./USA
  • "Boron Nitride Coatings and Solids for Brazing Fixture Protection"
    Dr. Barish Dantal - Momentive Performance Materials/USA
  • "How to Make the Best Use of Your Furnace: Maintenance Tips"
    Jim Grann - Ipsen/USA
  • "Increasing Belt Life Performance and Maximizing Production Time in High Temperature Brazing Operations"
    Cory Bloodsworth - Cambridge Engineered Solution
  • "Vacuum Levels Influence on Functionality of Various High Temperature Brazing Alloys"
    Owe Märs - Höganäs AB/Sweden
  • "The Latest Trends and Subjects of Furnace Brazing (In the case of Japan)"
    Dr. Kotaro Matzu - Tokyo Braze Co.
3:00 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS 11 & 12

Session 11: Special/Advanced Process 2
Session Chair: Dr. Alexander Shapiro & Prof. Uwe Füssel

  • "Mechanically Supported Solid State Bonding for Joining Material Combinations with Large TEC-differences"
    Dr. Erik Skiera - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH/Germany
  • "Diffusion Bonding Systems - State of the Art"
    Dr. Simon Jahn - Guenter-Koehler-Institute/Germany
  • "TLP Brazing of Titanium Alloys and Austenitic CrNi-Steel using a Copper-filler Deposited by Means of an Arc-PVD Process"
    Lukas Wojarski - Technical University of Dortmund/Germany
  • "Diffusion Bonding of Single Crystal Superalloy DD6 to GH4169"
    Wei Fan - AVIC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials/China
  • "Measurement of Magnetic Flux on Modified Diamond Surface using Vanadium"
    Naoto Tanaka - Tokyo Institute of Technology/Japan

Session 12: Modeling and Simulation for Brazing
Session Chair: Prof. Dusan Sekulic

  • "Phase Transformation Modeling and Thermodynamic Simulations of Nickel-Base Superalloy Braze Joints"
    Bryan Riggs - The Ohio State University/USA
  • "Assessing and Reducing Thermally Induced Residual Stresses in Metal-ceramic Joints Combining Experimental and Numerical Methods"
    Dr. Toni Ivas - EMPA/Switzerland
  • "Manufacturing of High Temperature Brazed Burners for Stationary Gas Turbines - Simulation versus Experiment"
    Ingo Reinkensmeier - Siemens AG/Germany
  • "Capillary Enhanced Dissolution in Brazing"
    Dr. Wen Liu - Delphi Thermal/USA
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
8:00 - 10:00 am PARALLEL SESSIONS 13 & 14

Session 13: Filler Metal Properties 2
Session Chair: Dr. Toshi Oyama & Martin Stroiczek

  • "Strength of Brazed Joints and Metallurgical Testing of Cu-4Sn-6P and Cu-40Zn-1Sn-0.3Si Silver-free Filler Metals"
    Matthew Duffey - The Ohio State University/USA
  • "New Silver Based Brazing Alloys for Brazing Cemented Carbides with a Highly Decreased Level of Silver and Low Brazing Temperatures"
    Max Schimpfermann - Umicore AG & Co KG/Germany
  • "Single and Double Reaction Layer Formation using Reduced Active Element containing Brazing Filler Metals"
    Charles Walker - Sandia National Laboratories/USA
  • "Properties of New Ag-Cu-Zn-Sn Filler Metals with a 10 weight-% Reduction of Silver and Same Liquidus Temperature"
    Daniel Schnee - Umicore AG & Co KG/Germany
  • "High-temperature Resistant Co-based Brazing Fillers"
    Thomas Uhlig - Technische Universität Chemnitz/Germany
  • "Effect of Sn Content on Wettability and Gap filling Ability of Ag-Cu-Sn Brazing Filler Metals"
    Basri Din Kamar - University of Malaya/Malaysia

Session 14: Ceramic, Composite, Glass Joining 2
Session Chair: Prof. Huaping Xiong & Robin Gourley

  • "Interface Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Brazed Cf/LAS Composites Joint"
    Dr. Duo Liu - Harbin Institute of Technology/China
  • "Brazing of C/C Composites and Ni-based Alloys with Whisker Reinforced Brazing Filler Layer"
    Prof. Toshi-Taka Ikeshoji - Tokyo Institute of Technology/Japan
  • "Brazing of Carbon-Carbon Composites and GH4169 Ni-based Superalloy using BNi2 as the Interlayer"
    Dr. Shuai Huang - Beihang University/China
  • "Joining of Kovar to Alumina and to Low-Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics (LTCC)"
    Dr. Andreas Pönicke - Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems/Germany
  • "Wettability and Brazing of Iono-Ionocovalent Ceramic Materials by Metal Alloys Containing Electronegative Elements"
    Prof. Yu. V. Naidich - Frantsevitch Institute for Problems of Materials Science of NAS of Ukraine
  • "Study on the Wettability of Quartz fiber Reinforced Composite Modified by Growing Carbon Nanotubes"
    Prof. Lixia Zhang - Harbin Institute of Technology/China
10:00 am Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS 15 & 16

Session 15: Aluminum and Aluminum Matrix Composite
Session Chair: Creed Darling

  • "Soldering of Aluminum with Zn-Al alloys: Metallography of Joint Formation and Technological Features"
    Prof. Igor Pashkov - PBSU/Russia
  • "Influence of Production Steps on Aluminium Surfaces and Brazing Results"
    Prof. Uwe Fuessel - Technical University of Dresden/Germany
  • "Arc Brazing of Aluminum Matrix Composites and Stainless Steel"
    Dr. Sebastian Weis - Technische Universität Chemnitz/Germany
  • "Low Temperature Controlled Atmosphere Brazing of Aluminum Matrix Composite"
    Dr. Hui Zhao - CTS/USA

Session 16: Brazed Joint Properties
Session Chair: Dr. Ray Xu

  • "Investigation of the Properties of Brazed Joints under Application-relevant Loading"
    Dirk Matthes - RWTH Aachen University/Germany
  • "Influence of Substrate Properties on Fatigue Performance of Brazed Steel Joints"
    Dr. Christian Leinenbach - EMPA/Switzerland
  • "Microstructure and Fracture Morphology of Mo-Cu/Cr18-Ni8 Brazing Joint with BNi-2 Amorphous Filler Metal"
    Prof. Yajiang Li - Shandong University/China
  • "Microstructural Characterization of Single Crystal Alloy CMSX-4 Braze Joints"
    Bryan Riggs - The Ohio State University/USA
  • "Aging of Reactive Air Brazed Ceramic/Metal Joints in Dependence of the Filler Metal"
    Stefanie Wiesner - RWTH Aachen University/Germany



Conference Member Non-Member
Attendee $775 $860
Participant ** $675 $760
Full-Time Student $250 $250
Education Course Member Non-Member
½ Day (am) $335 $420
½ Day (pm) $335 $420
Full Day $552 $736
  Member  Non-Member
Combo (Education Course and Conference) $924 $1,232
Networking Dinner
  (additional guest(s) at Non-Member pricing)
$95 $95

** Oral/Poster Presenter, Session Chair, Organizing Committee

Hotel / Local Information


Hilton Long Beach
701 W. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90831

In the heart of Downtown Long Beach, the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center is minutes away from shopping, dining and some of the area's most popular attractions.

  • Less than a mile away is the Pike at Rainbow Harbor, which boasts a variety of restaurants, a Ferris wheel, open-air marketplace, and breathtaking water-front views.
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Exhibitor Information

Monday - April 20, 2015
Tuesday - April 21, 2015
Wednesday - April 22, 2015



  • Gold – $2500 (includes tabletop space): Choose from:
    1. Lunch Service, Signage w/ Logo, Napkins w/ Logo and listing on website and conference agenda as Gold Sponsor
    2. Or Happy Hour, Signage w/ Logo, Napkins w/ Logo and listing on website and conference agenda as Gold Sponsor
  • Silver – $1500
    1. Breakfast Service, Signage w/ Logo, and listing on website and conference agenda as Silver Sponsor
  • Bronze – $750
    1. Snack Service, Signage w/ Logo, and listing on website and conference agenda as Bronze Sponsor

Tabletops (includes logo in sponsor section of conference agenda)

Member $845         Non-Member $975

Exhibit Space Includes:
  1. Chair
  2. 2’ x 6’ draped table
    All items must be displayed on the table except for a backdrop
  3. Conference Registration and all related benefits
    Hotel and Travel costs are not included in fees
    Additional Staff would need to register for the conference at the additional attendee price
  4. 7” x 10” easel-back sign with company name.
    Please provide the exact wording you would like on your sign.

The power is $35.00 per exhibitor per day.
You can bring your own extension cord(s) or rent cord(s) for $25.00 each

Exhibit Move-In: Sunday - April 19, 2015
Exhibit Tear-Down: Wednesday - April 22, 2015

AWS must be informed in writing regarding intent to cancel no less than 30 days from the first date of the event. The official cancellation date will be the date written notification is received by AWS. Should an exhibitor cancel, all payments received by the official cancellation date will NOT BE REFUNDABLE.

No display items will be allowed anywhere off the table area except that backdrop displays are allowed and table logo draping will be allowed over the front of the table. Any additional services such as electrical service will be at the expense of the exhibitor to be arranged directly with Katrina Lopez ( Each exhibit representative agrees to abide by these regulations. On-site AWS staff shall have the right to enforce these regulations and may shut down any exhibit that does not comply without refund.

Authors can log in to manage your Technical Papers

The deadline to submit abstracts has passed. An abstract acceptance/rejection email has been sent out on September 08, 2014. If you did not receive an email notification, please log in or contact to check your abstract status.

A manuscript submission instruction is provided here. Manuscript will be reviewed. Acceptance notification and revision request will be sent to author by January 19, 2015. The final manuscript with requested revision must be submitted before February, 15, 2015.

Here's a sneak peek at what you can learn:

  • The Science of Brazing & Soldering
    • What does the micro-structure of a joint reveal about its integrity?
    • What are the characteristics of joints on a molecular level?
    • What are the latest developments in brazing and soldering process modeling?
    • What molecular effect does corrosion have on joints?
  • Brazing & Soldering Materials
    • What are the newest filler metals being tested?
    • What characteristics are specific to material used in the joint?
    • How do different filler metals and brazing materials affect joints?
  • Brazing & Soldering Methods
    • What are some of the newest brazing methods being tested?
    • How does a difference in atmosphere affect a brazed joint?
    • What advances have brazing and soldering contributed to in manufacturing?
  • Brazing & Soldering Inspection
    • What effect does the production process have on a joint?
    • What methods are used to “stress-test” brazed joints?
    • What are the latest updates to brazing standards?
    • How can you tell how well the joint will perform under different conditions?
  • Brazing & Soldering Advances
    • What are the some of the latest technological advances?
    • What parts do brazing and soldering play in current manufacturing processes?
    • How are brazing and soldering used in the automotive industry?

For question regarding abstracts, email




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