Shipbuilding & Aluminum Conference 2019


Shipbuilding and Aluminum Conference



JOIN THESE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AT THE 2019 SHIPBUILDING & ALUMINUM CONFERENCE

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SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2019
New Orleans, LA

Industry experts will deliver the latest research and innovations in both the Shipbuilding and Aluminum industries. Aluminum is one of the most versatile and widely used metals in manufacturing. However, its unique chemical and physical properties can also make it one of the most challenging to weld. The critical importance of welding in the shipbuilding industry will also be addressed by providing current information on emerging technologies being developed for shipbuilding applications.

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Shipbuilding & Aluminum Conference 2019

Due to the overlap in technology, these two events will take place in the same week, at the same hotel! To take advantage of this, purchase the combination registration package that gives you access to both technical programs.

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Alina Blanco
305 443.9353 x218
ablanco@aws.org


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444 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70130

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


MONDAY / September 16th

• Registration 12pm – 4pm
   Grand Staircase Foyer
• Exhibitor Setup 12pm – 4pm
   Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor

TUESDAY / September 17th

• Registration 7:30am – 5pm
   Room: Grand Staircase Foyer
• Exhibit Hours 8am – 5pm
   Room: Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor
• Sessions 8am – 5pm
   Room: Treme
• Attendee Lunch noon – 1pm
   Room: Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor

WEDNESDAY / September 18th

• Registration 7:30am – 5pm
   Room: Grand Staircase Foyer
• Exhibit Hours 8am – 5pm
   Room: Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor
• Sessions 8am – 5pm
   Room: Treme
• Attendee Lunch noon – 1pm
   Room: Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor

THURSDAY / September 19th

• Registration 7:30am – 5pm
   Room: Grand Staircase Foyer
• Exhibit Hours 8am – 5pm
   Room: Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor
• Sessions 8am – 5pm
   Room: Treme
• Attendee Lunch noon – 1pm
   Room: Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor
• Exhibitor Tear Down 1pm – 4pm
   Room: Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor


ATTENDEE PRICING

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE PRICING


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REGISTRATION INCLUDES
• Morning and Afternoon Breaks
• 1 Lunch

TECHNICAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Full program by TBD
• Up to 24 PDH Hours earned

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Non Member

Regular $675 $805
Combo $1,250 $1,600

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All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the conference.
SHIPBUILDING CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 17th

Registration & Breakfast 7:30 – 8:00am Grand Staircase Foyer  
Welcome 8:00 – 8:15am Treme  
Keynote Address 8:15 – 9:00am Treme Enabling Technologies and Application of Robotic Welding for
Naval Ship Construction, Recent Developments and Transition Activities

Matt Sinfield
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
SESSION 1   Treme ADVANCED SHIPBUILDING PROCESSES
Session Chair: Kevin Roossinck
  9:00 – 9:30am Treme Hybrid Laser Arc Welding-Application and Implementation
Jacob Hay
EWI
  9:30 – 10:00am Treme Development of Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology Capabilities in Naval Shipbuilding
Daniel Hebert
Newport News Shipbuilding
  10:00 – 10:30am French Ballroom – 2nd Floor COFFEE BREAK
  10:30 – 11:00am Treme FMC/TFM: Beyond Phased Array UT, Improvements for Weld Inspection and Review of New Algorithms
Gavin Dao
Advance OEM Solutions
  11:00 – 11:30pm Treme Highly-Tolerant Temperature Resistant Thermal Spray Nonskid and Corrosion Control Coating
Dean Hooks
Thermal Spray Industry
  11:30 – 1:00pm French Ballroom – 2nd Floor LUNCH
SESSION 2   Treme Navy Shipbuilding – A Look Ahead
Session Chair: Lynn Showalter
  1:00 – 1:40pm Treme Applying Lessons From Welding To Large Scale Metal Additive Manufacturing
Bradri K. Narayanan
Lincoln Electric
  1:40 – 2:20pm Treme Accelerating the Design of Novel High-Strength Austenitic Steel And Filler Metal Systems Using Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Techniques
Charles R. Fisher
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD)
  2:20 – 3:00pm Treme Development of High-Strength, High-Toughness Welding Consumable Based On The Fe-10Ni System
Daniel Bechetti
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD)
  3:30 – 4:10pm Treme Robotic Cutting, Beveling, and Welding Of Thick Section Steel; Focus On Automation Technology
Derek McKee
General Dynamics Electric Boat
  5:30pm Frenchman Ballroom – 2nd Floor RECEPTION

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 18th

Registration & Breakfast 7:30 – 8:00am Grand Staircase Foyer  
Welcome 8:00 – 8:15am Treme  
Keynote Address 8:15 – 9:00am Treme Future Shipyard Automated Steel Production
Jukka Rantala
Pemamek Oy, Ltd.
SESSION 3   Treme MECHANIZED WELDING PROCESSES FOR ONBOARD APPLICATIONS
Session Chair: Ken Johnson
  9:00 – 9:30am Treme Onboard Ship Welding Applications and Mechanized Advancements
Jeff Nelson and Scott Thayer
Bug-O Systems
  9:30 – 10:00am Treme Tele-Welding, Remote Operation of Shipboard Welding Processes
Paul Blomquist and Connie Reichert LaMorte
EWI
  10:00 – 10:30am Frenchman Ballroom – 2nd Floor COFFEE BREAK
  10:30 – 11:00am Treme GMAW-P Welding of Copper Nickel Pipe Joints
Nick Kapustka
EWI
  11:00 – 11:30am Treme Explosive Metalworking Bimetallic Products for Dissimilar Welding
Michael Dunn
High Energy Metal

ALUMINUM CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 18th

12pm – 1pm Frenchman Ballroom – 2nd Floor Registration and Lunch
1-1:15pm Treme Welcome and Overview
Tony Anderson
Conference Committee Chair
1:15-2pm Treme The Aluminum Designation System
Thomas Pfaller
AlcoTec Wire Corp.

Presentation explains AA’s aluminum alloy and temper designation system.

2-2:45pm Treme Aluminum Welding Metallurgy
Patrick Berube
Arconic

Attendees will gain an understanding of the “WHYs” concerning aluminum weld characteristics and metal properties. The basics of aluminum alloy metallurgy, physical properties and applications are reviewed.

2:45-3pm Frenchman Ballroom – 2nd Floor Coffee Break
3-3:45pm Treme Filler Alloy Selection Primary Characteristics
Thomas Pfaller
AlcoTec Wire Corp.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the various filler alloy selection variables, including welded component service requirements and the characteristics of the base alloy being welded. The understanding of these variables is essential when designing a successful welding procedure specification.

3:45-4:30pm Treme Metal Preparation for Aluminum Welding
Michael Klee
Lincoln Electric

Metal Preparation is one of the key steps in producing good quality welded joints. Understanding the relationship between weld preparations and avoiding weld discontinuities is one of the most important aspects of aluminum welding.

4:30-5:15pm Treme Aluminum Weld Discontinuities: Causes and Cures
Mikael Carriere
Lincoln Electric

The speaker will discuss discontinuities commonly encountered in aluminum arc welds, methods to detect them, the possible causes, and the means to avoid them.

5:00-6:30pm Frenchman Ballroom / Exhibit Hall Reception – Conference ends at 5:00pm

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19th

8-8:45am Treme The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) of Aluminum
Mark Kadlec
Miller Electric

The basic history and various deviations of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process used for fusion welding of aluminum base materials. As the technology evolved, so have the adjustable parameters. A section will be dedicated to discussing new technology and the benefits that it should offer.

8:45-9:30am Treme Gas Metal Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys
Mikael Carriere
Lincoln Electric

Talk considers metal transfer modes, shielding gas types, wire feed systems, and power source selection — constant voltage, constant current, pulse, or variable polarity.

9:30-10:15am Treme Overview of the AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code – Aluminum and AWS A5.10 Aluminum Filler Metal Specification
Tony Anderson
ITW Welding North America

The speaker is Chair of the A5.10 Committee and past Vice Chair and Advisor to D1.2. We will look at how D1.2 can be used as a basis for an aluminum welding quality system. Also, he will examine some of the more recent changes to the aluminum filler metal specification AWS A5.10 latest revisions.

10:15-10:30am Frenchman Ballroom – 2nd Floor Coffee break
10:30-11:15pm Treme Technology Advancements and Automation in the Aluminum Welding Industry
Kevin Summers
Miller Welding Automation

Some of the challenges associated with robotic aluminum welding are wire feed ability, material thickness, inconsistent parts, variable heat sinks due to part and fixture, and programming issues. The speaker will discuss the challenges in robotically welding with aluminum and how an advance in welding technology helps address them.

11:15-12pm Treme Fatigue Failure Resistance of Aluminum Welds
Mike Weaver
Weaver Engineering

The presentation will introduce approaches to fatigue assessment for welds in general covering classical methods, hot-spot (structural / geometric) stress method, effective notch radius and fracture mechanics approaches. Aspects of special attention related to aluminum weld fatigue resistance will be highlighted throughout the presentation.

12-1pm Frenchman Ballroom 2nd Floor Lunch
Ken Johnson Vigor Industrial – Afternoon Session Chair
1-1:45pm Treme Repair Technologies for Sensitized Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy
Kim N. Tran
PhD Materials Engineer Welding, Processing, and NDE, Code 611

The most common aluminum alloys used in U.S. Navy ship construction are the marine grade aluminum-magnesium (Al-Mg) alloys due to their high strength to weigh ratio, good general corrosion, and affordability. The U.S. Navy uses Al-Mg alloys extensively throughout the fleet for primary and secondary structural applications. There is a continued demand for these alloys as there is a need for faster, smaller ships. A particular concern with the use of these alloy is sensitization. Aluminum-magnesium alloys containing more than 3.0 weight percent magnesium can become sensitized when a continuous network of β phase forms along the grain boundaries.In-service experience has shown extensive cracking in Al-Mg structures resulting from stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Stress corrosion cracking in Al-Mg can occur when the material exhibits a susceptible microstructure and is simultaneously exposed to a damaging environment and tensile stresses of sufficient magnitude. Repair welding of cracked Al-Mg proposes challenges because of the deleterious microstructure of the material.The material may contain micro-pits and/or micro defects that can entrap debris and moisture which affects overall weld quality. To address the sensitization issue and repair of cracked material, the U.S. Navy has developed relevant technologies for detection of sensitization, mitigation, and repair. Some of the technologies include the use of in-situ metallography to detect sensitized material, ultrasonic impact technology to treat the material prior to repair welding, and portable friction stir welding technology. The U.S. Navy has also developed specific requirements to ensure a high level of weld quality and minimize the need for rework. The welding requirements for welding sensitized material were developed to assist both the U.S. Navy and its contractors engaged in weld repair of aluminum superstructures.

1:45-2:30pm Treme US Navy Welding Operations: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Robert B. Mason, Jr., CEF, PMP, ACG
Principal Materials Scientist, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)

This presentation will provide an overview of the NAVSEA Welding Roadshow as well as some of lessons learned and best practices.

2:30-3:15pm Treme Experienced-Based Approach to High Quality Repair Welding of Aluminum Ship Structure
Paul Blomquist
Technical Director, Center for Naval Metalworking Operated by Advanced Technology International Summerville, SC Business Development Manager, EWI. Inc.Nick Kapustka
Senior Engineer, EWI – B.S. Welding Engineering, M.S. Welding Engineering

While performing repair welding of severely damaged aluminum ship structure on Perry-Class Frigates, several breakthrough changes in welding procedures were implemented that resulted in vastly improved quality and reduction of thousands of hours of labor. These techniques have been carried forward to other applications with great success. The equipment, pre-weld and set-up tasks, and general procedures are discussed.

3:15-3:30pm Frenchman Ballroom – 2nd Floor Coffee Break
3:30-4:15pm Treme Portable Friction Stir Welder Development
Timothy G. Freidhoff, Project Manager/Engineer Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Kim N. Tran, PhD
Materials Engineer Welding, Processing, and NDE, Code 611

The presentation will provide an overview of the work performed to date to develop a portable f riction stir welder for shipboard welding of aluminum.

4:15-5pm Treme High Quality Aluminum Welding for Shipbuilding
Nick Kapustka
Senior Engineer, EWI – B.S. Welding Engineering, M.S. Welding Engineering“Improved RT Pass Rates During Aluminum GMAW Welder Performance Qualification”
Nick Kapustka Senior Engineer, EWI & Ken Johnson, Vigor Industrial

Excessive porosity is the primary reason why aluminum welder performance qualification test plates fail radiographic testing (RT). RT pass rates using legacy gas metal arc welding (GMAW) procedures and argon shielding gas can be as low as 20% to 35%, requiring re-testing and resulting in delays getting new welders into production.

During a recent NSRP Welding Technology Panel project, semi-automatic GMAW procedures were developed for producing aluminum performance qualification test plates in the horizontal position that were demonstrated to be capable of consistently meeting the RT requirements. Procedure development was performed using advanced GMAW welding systems and shipyard implementable best practices for welding parameter selection, base material preparation, consumable validation and storage, pre-cleaning methods, and inter-pass dressing / cleaning methods. All twenty-eight test plates (100% RT pass rate) produced in EWI’s lab, and all nine test plates (100% RT pass rate) produced in Vigor Industrial’s Weld School using the developed procedures met the Class 1 radiographic testing requirements of MIL-STD-2035 with regards to porosity.

5pm Treme Adjournment


HOTEL / VENUE

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444 St Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70130

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EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

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EXHIBITS

$750 per 8×10′ space includes:
• 1 full conference registration
• Option to purchase 2 booth attendant registrations at $525 per attendee
• Company logo on Conference website
• Company recognition in final program


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Why Exhibit with AWS?

Exhibiting with the American Welding Society gives more exposure to your company among vendors in the welding industry. It enables you to establish name recognition and product identity amidst competitors. Our events bring qualified and professional individuals interested in the welding trade right to you. This provides a valuable crossroad enabling your business to increase their sales and forge new partnerships. Participating in AWS Conferences allow you to network with industry peers to find the best solutions for business growth and obtain broader access to lenders within different fields of the welding industry.

AWS Conferences

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action, as well as inspire new generations to see the exciting career opportunities available today. AWS conferences set the stage for new ideas, products and technology through interactive exhibits, educational programming, and networking opportunities.

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Alina Blanco
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SPONSORSHIPS

Attendee Bag Sponsorship – $450

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo on tote bag* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 1, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails.
* Sponsor responsible for providing tote bags. Tote bags must be approved by AWS. Sponsor must ship bags to AWS by September 1, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Lanyard Sponsorship – $450

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name on lanyard* Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 1, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing lanyard. Lanyard must be approved by AWS.

Registration Sponsorship – $500

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item* to each attendee at the registration desk
• Company logo on one easel sign by the registration desk
• Company logo on each Attendee’s Name Badge
• Company logo on each Express Pass Station at registration
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 1, 2019)
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by September 1, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Pen Sponsorship – $450

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo on pen given to each attendee at registration. Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 1, 2019)
• Company name and link included on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing 200 pens.

Refreshment Break Sponsorship – $450

(Limit of 6*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and logo on signage placed at the refreshment break site for duration of break
• Company logo on napkins* available during break
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 1, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails
* Sponsorship includes production of napkins. Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway to AWS by September 1, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Exhibitor Happy Hour Sponsorship – $450

(Limit of 4*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name on drink tickets given to each attendee
• Acknowledgement during the Happy Hour as the sponsor(s) of the event
• Company name and logo on signage at the Happy Hour
• Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and Final Program (confirmation by July 15, 2019)
• Company name displayed included on all promotional e-mails
* Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday evening, at host hotel.

 

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Keynote Speaker

Matt Sinfield

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
The United States Navy

United States Navy

Enabling Technologies and Application of Robotic Welding for Naval Ship Construction, Recent Developments and Transition Activities

Motivated by the call for a 355 ship Navy coupled with a national shortage of skilled welders, the United States (US) shipbuilding industry is betting on the efficiency of robotic welding to meet forthcoming production demands.

The US Navy and its shipbuilders have worked closely with industry partners to develop and implement dramatic advances in flexible, robotic welding solutions for high value, high mix-low volume components. Such advances include automated path programming algorithms, integrated metrology and vision systems to account for the as-built condition, and adaptive controls and automated planning strategies for multipass welding.

Strategic and continued investment from both public and private activities, such as the Office of Naval Research Manufacturing Technology Program (ONR ManTech), Nation Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), NAVSEA acquisition program offices, and the Navy shipbuilders are propelling these advancements, and incentivizing robotic integrators to help automate the US shipbuilding industry.

This presentation highlights several shipbuilding unique, robotic welding technologies developed over the past decade, and discusses the Navy’s new procedure and performance qualification requirements for robotic welding that support a sound, accelerated insertion of this technology.



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