Cobots for Automated Welding 2021

December 9, 2021

Virtual Conference


AWS Contact
Alina Blanco


A further introduction of automation and the world of Cobots into our industry. We will give a brief history and justification for the integration of “Cobots” in everyday tasks, creating a safe environment for the worker, while increasing productivity, reliability, and quality, at an overall lower cost.


organizing committee

John Stoll
John Stoll


Arc Specialties

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Mr. Stoll is currently with ARC Specialties of Houston as an outside sales application engineering representative. He has served as an application engineer, and strategic accounts manager, for 6 years with voestalpine Bohler Welding North America after retiring from Lincoln Electric-Metrode Products Ltd. with 27 years of service, the last 5 years as the North American Manager of Alloy Sales.

His experience also includes time spent with Cameron Iron Works, BOC Consumables, Big 3 Industries, and H.B. Zachry. His extensive experience in the petrochemical industry includes assisting many varied companies in the development and implementation of their welding procedures and practices.

He is a member of NACE, a life member of AWS with 40+ years of continuing service and a past AWS District 18 Director. He was elected and served on the Executive Committee of the AWS Board of Directors in 2016.

He is also a member of ASME, and serves on several API committees. He has served on the advisory boards for both San Jacinto College and Tulsa Welding School (Houston campus). He has been a judge for the Houston Livestock Show’s Ag-Mechanics contest for the past 20 years and continues to do so.

He has developed, produced, and conducted at least two Welding Symposiums per year, for the past 15 years, for the greater Gulf Coast area. In addition to the educational aspect, these conferences have allowed QA/QC management, Welding Engineers, and Sr. Welding personnel a chance to meet and discuss common industry challenges. These Symposiums have included some of our industry’s leading authorities sharing their experience and wisdom pertaining to the betterment of our welding industry. As a bonus, PDH credit hours have been awarded to the participants.

In addition, by request, Mr. Stoll has developed and presented specialized training seminars to a number of engineering companies and their staffs for Petro-Chemical Companies, Refineries, and Power Producers, as well as their fabricators. These presentations were tailored to the customer’s specific requirements, from basic stick electrode knowledge, to the effects of post weld heat treating of Chrome-Molly steels, to the use of drones in field inspection.




11:00am – 5:00pm EST Thursday Sessions

*Conference Schedule Subject to Change

registration & Pricing


Open: July 2021

Deadline: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6pm

Technical Program
6 PDHs Earned

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Regular $95 $145

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All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the school 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.

Registrations are non-transferable.



*Sponsorships Subject to Change

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Benefits Include:

  • One Complimentary Registration for Company Representative
  • Company logo placement during virtual event break
  • Complete attendee list

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Alina Blanco


December 9, 2021

Virtual Conference

Cobots For Automated Welding

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