2021 International Brazing and Soldering Conference

October 3-6, 2021

Denver, Colorado


March 15 – Abstract Submission Deadline
May 14 – Manuscript Submission Deadline


Location
The Curtis
Denver, Colorado


AWS Contact
Martica Ventura
mventura@aws.org


A Letter from Our Chairman

Hello Friends and Colleagues,
I want to personally invite you to submit an abstract for the 2021 International Brazing and Soldering Conference. On October 3rd through the 6th, this once every three-year event will bring together the world’s experts in brazing and soldering. Join me at this unique opportunity to share ideas, view the latest technology, and see old friends.

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We recognize that the covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in so many ways. I ask you to please consider submitting an abstract for the conference. As always, we strongly encourage the submission of full manuscripts for final publication in the proceedings; however, we realize that the current environment has interrupted so much of our lives that a full manuscript may not be possible at this time. In consideration of these very trying times, we have decided to include extended abstracts in the conference proceedings and welcome the authors to present, not only completed work, but their current activities in the areas of brazing and soldering.

The brazing and soldering community is rich in knowledge, expertise, character, and strength. Together, I believe that the IBSC 2021 Conference will be an amazing event that we all will remember for years to come. I look forward to seeing you in Denver!

Sincerely,
Stephen L. Feldbauer, Ph.D.
Chairman



 


keynote speakers


plenary speakers

Prof. Peng He
Peng He

Professor Emeritus

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

 
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Peng He, a professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology. He is associate dean of school of materials science and engineering in Harbin Institute of Technology and director of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining. He takes on many academic positions, such as vice director of brazing committee of national welding standardization committee, executive director of welding branch of China mechanical engineering society. Her research has focused on the joining of new materials and different materials. He has published more than 300 papers.

Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu

Professor

Colorado School of Mines

 
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Dr. Stephen Liu currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. He has supervised to-date 87 M.S. and Ph.D. theses. He has received many prestigious honors from international professional societies. He is a recipient of five fellowships, FAWS, FASME, FASM, FIMMM, and FIIW. Dr. Liu is a Chartered Professional Engineer.


 


Wolfgang Tillman
Wolfgang Tillmann

Professor

Dortmund University

 
Organizer Placeholder
Dr. Juan Carlos Madeni

Professor

Colorado School of Mines

 

 


education speakers

Fiquiri Hodaj
Fiqiri Hodaj

Professor

Grenoble Institute of Technology

 
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Fiqiri Hodaj is full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) – School of Engineering in Physics, Electronics & Materials Science, France.
He received his Engineer’s Degree in 1985 and his PhD in Materials Science in 1988 from Grenoble INP. He joined Grenoble INP in 1993 as Associate Professor and is full Professor since 2002.

His research activities at the SIMAP laboratory (Science, Engineering, Materials and Processes laboratory) are focused on the fundamental aspects of solid-liquid and solid-solid interfacial interactions (thermodynamics, wetting, nucleation, diffusion, reactivity) with particular applications to metal/ceramic and ceramic/ceramic joining by brazing alloys as well as to soldering in microelectronics.

He is author of 5 monographs, about 100 publications in referred scientific journals, 7 patents and presented more than 30 invited talks at international conferences. He has supervised 20 PhD thesis. He was organizer of the Symposiums “Wetting, Soldering and Brazing” in Euromat 2011 and “Emerging Interconnect and Pb-free Materials for Advanced Packaging Technology” in Materials Science & Technology 2017 and is member of scientific committee of 10 international conferences.

Alex Shapiro
Alexander Shapiro

CEO

Titanium Brazing, Inc.

 
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Dr. Alexander Shapiro is CEO of Titanium Brazing, Inc. located in Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of the AWS Brazing Committee, co-author of the Brazing Handbook, Welding Handbook, and Metals Handbook; Brazing Q&A columnist of the Welding Journal, author of about 120 papers and patents in brazing, soldering, and composite materials. He also teaches Brazing Classes WE4023 (undergraduate students) and WE7123 (graduate and PhD students) in Ohio State University. His area of expertise includes brazing of titanium, magnesium, refractory metals, ceramics, carbon composites, and other advanced structural materials.


 

Dusan Sekulic
Dusan Sekulic

Professor

College of Engineering, University of Kentucky

 
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Dr. Dusan P. Sekulic is the J.G Morris Aluminum Professor at the College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A. Professor Sekulic is a Fellow of ASME and a Fellow of AWS. He has been a Foreign Expert Chair Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, and an appointed visiting professor at several other universities in Asia and Europe. Professor Sekulic’s and his students’ work has been published in hundreds of articles and several books, published by Wiley in US, Cambridge University Press and Woodhead in UK, Elsevier and China Machine Press in Singapore and China.

Organizer Placeholder
Peter Ditzel

Professor

Parker Hannifin

 

 
organizing committee

Dr. Steve Feldbauer

Conference Chair

Abbott Furnace Company

Dr. Alex Shapiro

Technical Program Chair

Titanium Brazing, Inc.

Dr. Ray Xu

Educational Program Chair

Rolls-Royce Corp.

Ray McKinney

Exhibition Chair

LINCOLN ELECTRIC, inc.


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Grayson Alexy

Social Chair

Alexy Metals,Inc.

Robin Gourley

Proceeding Editors

Curtiss Wright

Dr.Thomas Easley

Proceeding Editors

SEA, Ltd.

Creed Darling

Technical Program Member

Bellman-Melcor, LLC.

Dr.Thomas Easley

Technical Program Member

SEA, Ltd.

David Pruchenski

Technical Program Member

Fusion, Inc.

Dr. Warren Miglietti

Technical Program Member

Miglietti and Associates, LLC.

advisory board

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United States flag

USA


Dr. Ron Smith
Materials Resources International
Dr. Toshi Oyama
Morgan Advanced Ceramic
Dr. Anatol Rabinkin
Brazing and Joining Consultant
Prof. Dusan Sekulic
University of Kentucky

 
Dr. Paul Vianco
Sandia Labs
Dr. Hui Zhao
Creative Thermal Solutions
Prof. Stephen Liu
Colorado School of Mining
Robin Gourley
Curtiss Wright
 

International

China Flag

CHINA


Prof. Jicai Feng
Harbin Institute of Technology
Prof. Peng He
Harbin Institute of Technology
Prof. Huaping Xiong
Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials
 

 

Germany Flag

GERMANY


Prof. Kirsten Bobzin
RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Wolfgang Tillmann
Technical University of Dortmund
Prof. Gunter Wagner
Technical University of Chemnitz
Dr. Harald Krappitz
Innobraze GmbH

 

Japan Flag

JAPAN


Prof. Tadashi Ariga
Tokai University
Prof. Yasuyuki Miyazawa
Tokai University
Dr. Kotaro Matsu
Tokyo Braze Co., Ltd.
 

 

France Flag

FRANCE


Prof. Fiqiri Hodaj
SIMap, Grenoble-INP

Liechtenstein Flag

LIECHTENSTEIN


Dr. Manfred Boretius
Listemann AG

Russia Flag

RUSSIA


Prof. Igor Pashkov
Moscow University of Steel and Alloys

Ukraine Flag

UKRAINE


Dr. Svetlana Maksimova
Paton Welding Institute


 


Lectures & Sessions

 
Plenary Lectures

Techniques for the Brazing/Joining of Advanced Materials and Dissimilar Materials
Professor Peng He
Harbin Institute of Technology, P. R. China
 
Potential of high entropy alloys for brazing applications
Professor Wolfgang Tillmann
Dortmund University, Germany
 
Fundamental Thermodynamic and Physical Properties of Nanomaterials for Applications in Brazing and Soldering
Professor Stephen Liu & Dr. Juan Carlos Madeni
Colorado School of Mines, USA
Education Sessions

Reactive wetting in metal/metal and metal/ceramic systems
Professor Fiqiri Hodaj
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
 
Principles of Design of brazed joints
Professor Alex Shapiro
Ohio State University, USA
 
Brazing Aluminum: Science and Technology
Professor Dusan Sekulic
University of Kentucky, USA
 
Brazing of stainless steels and superalloys
Peter Ditzel
Parker Hannifin

 
topics
 
• Aerospace, Automotive & Structural
• HVAC&R Systems and New Power Sources
• Ceramic/Glass to Metal Joining
• Joint Reliability
• Lead-Free Solders
• Special/Advanced Brazing Processes
• Corrosion of Brazed Joints
• Materials & Process Design/Control
• Nanomaterials
• Diffusion Welding and TLP process
• Solder Joining Methods
• Composite Materials
• Light Metals
• Sensors/Micro-Electronics
• Power & Electrical Equipment
• Structural Solder Applications
• Electronic Packaging
• Mining & Heavy Equipment
• Medical Test Methods & Evaluation
• Medical Testing Devices
• Filler Metal Properties
• Thermal Management
• Fluxes & Atmospheres
• Modeling
• Furnace Brazing
• And Much More!

*Conference Topics Subject to Change


SCHEDULE
 

OCT

3

Registration Opens
  8:00 am
Exhibitor Setup
  2:00 – 5:00pm
Education Sessions
  8:00am – 5:00pm

OCT

4

Registration
  7:30 am
Plenary Sessions
  8:00 am
Exhibition Opens
  12:00pm noon
Exhibitor Reception
  5:30 pm

OCT

5

Registration
  7:30 am
Exhibition Opens
  10:00 am
Technical Sessions
  8:00 am
Awards Reception
  6:00 pm

OCT

6

Registration
  7:30 am
Exhibition Opens
  10:00 am
Technical Sessions
  8:00 am
Exhibitor Tear Down
  12:00 pm noon
C3 Committee Meetings
  12:00 pm noon

*Conference Schedule Subject to Change

registration & Pricing

Registration


Now Open
Ends: October 2021


Includes:
• Morning & Afternoon Breaks
• 2 Lunches
• 2 Drink Tickets to Opening Reception
• 2 Admission to Offsite Award’s Night
• 2 Access to 2021 Conference Proceedings


Technical Program
Full program by TBD

Pricing
Member
Nonmember
Conference Combo
(Includes Education Sessions and IBSC Technical Program Offerings)
$1,550 $1,650
Conference Early Bird (before May 3) $1,025 $1,100
Conference Regular $1,175 $1,250
Education Only $575 $650
Speaker $750 $750
Student $125 $125
Guest Ticket for Award’s Reception $95 $95

 
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. If an event is cancelled exhibitors will receive a full refund. Special COVID-19 provision: exhibitors whose ability to participate in the conference are affected by travel restrictions imposed on them by national, state, or local regulations may receive a full refund if requested more than 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference.

Registrations are non-transferable.


 

for exhibitors

Welding Summit Sponsorship
 

Exhibit Booth

$1,500 per tabletop space
 

Includes:
8 x 10′ Exhibit Space
One Booth Attendant with full conference registration
One tent card displaying your company name
Company name listed on conference website
Company name listed in program
Recognition on Exhibit “Thank You” sign prominently displayed at event


Table Top Exhibit Space in IBSC Keynote &amp Breakfast Area

(*Limit of 20)

$750 per tabletop space
 

* No Access To Conference Sessions

Includes:
Includes table top space
One Booth Attendant
One tent card displaying your company name
Company name listed on Conference website
Company name listed in program
Recognition on Exhibit “Thank You” sign prominently displayed at event


Exhibition Resources

IBSC 2021 Exhibition Floorplan

Why Exhibit with AWS?

Exhibiting with the American Welding Society allows for increased exposure of your company among vendors in the welding industry. Through exhibition, you’re able to establish name recognition and product identity amongst competitors. Our events bring in qualified professionals interested in welding trade right to you. This provides a valuable enabling your business to increase sales and forge new partnerships. Participating in AWS conferences allows you to network with industry peers, find the best solutions for business growth, and obtain broader access to lenders within different fields in the welding industry.

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. If an event is cancelled exhibitors will receive a full refund. Special COVID-19 provision: exhibitors whose ability to participate in the conference are affected by travel restrictions imposed on them by national, state, or local regulations may receive a full refund if requested more than 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference.



For More Info on Exhibiting
Sarah Dickson
sdickson@aws.org



SPONSORSHIPS

*Sponsorships Subject to Change


Platinum
$7,500
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Includes 8 x 10′ exhibit space
  • Branding on Conference signage
  • 3 full-conference registrations
  • Opportunity to distribute your company’s product literature to all attendees
  • Company logo, listing, and link on the conference Web site Welcome page and in promotional e-mails
  • Exclusive Sponsor of IBSC Opening Reception
  • Company name and logo on signage placed at reception area for duration of the reception.
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)
  • Opportunity to full page ad in final program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)

Each Booth will receive:

  • Table top to display promotional materials
  • Two chairs
  • One waste basket
  • One tent card with company name

* Based on first come, first serve basis.

Gold
$5,500
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Includes 8 x 10′ exhibit space
  • Branding on Conference signage
  • 2 full-conference registrations
  • Opportunity to distribute your company’s product literature to all attendees
  • Company logo, listing, and link on the conference Web site Welcome page and in promotional e-mails
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)
  • Opportunity to half page ad in final program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)

Each Booth will receive:

  • Table top to display promotional materials
  • Two chairs
  • One waste basket
  • One tent card with company name

* Based on first come, first serve basis.

Silver
$2,500
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Includes 8 x 10′ exhibit space
  • Branding on Conference signage
  • 1 full-conference registration
  • Opportunity to distribute your company’s product literature to all attendees
  • Company logo, listing, and link on the conference Web site Welcome page and in promotional e-mails
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)
  • Opportunity to half page ad in final program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)

Each Booth will receive:

  • Table top to display promotional materials
  • Two chairs
  • One waste basket
  • One tent card with company name

* Based on first come, first serve basis.

Bronze
$1,500
(*Limit of 3)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo listed on the conference website
  • Opportunity to submit a quarter page ad in final program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)
  • Branding on Conference signage
  • Company logo, listing, and link on the conference Web site Welcome page and in promotional e-mails

* Based on first come, first serve basis.
 


Lanyard
$1,000
(*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 16, 2021)
  • Company name displayed on conference website

* Based on first come, first serve basis. Sponsor responsible for providing lanyard. Lanyard must be approved by AWS Conference Director.

Registration
$1,500
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Exclusive sponsor of registration with signage recognition throughout duration of event
  • Company logos displayed on registration touch screens during event
  • Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to each attendee at registration
  • Company recognition on one easel sign by registration desk
  • Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and mentioned in the technical program
  • Company name displayed on conference website
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)

* Based on first come, first serve basis. 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 3, 2021, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Refreshment
$950
(*Limit of 5)
Benefits Include:

  • Company name and logo on signage placed at refreshment break area for duration of the break (sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis)
  • Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to attendees during selected break
  • Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and mentioned in the technical program
  • Company name displayed on conference website
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)

* Based on first come, first serve basis. Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item and must provide onsite at the event prior to the start of break. Giveaway items must be approved by AWS HQ. Sponsorship must be sold by September 3, 2021 for fulfillment.

Pen
$650
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Company name on pens distributed to all attendees *Production is not included
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website

* Based on first come, first serve basis. Sponsor responsible for providing 800 pens.
 


Headshot
$2,000
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on online Photo Album where attendees will go to download their headshot post show
  • Prominent logo visibility in the headshot station located in headshot station
  • Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and Final Program
  • Company name displayed on conference website
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)


Bag
$1,000
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on tote bag* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
  • Opportunity to provide a giveaway item* in each bag
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company name displayed on conference website
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by August 16, 2021)

* Based on first come, first serve basis. Sponsor responsible for providing tote bags and giveaway item. Tote bags and giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS by September 3, 2021, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Program
$1,000
(*Limit of 2)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo in the printed Final Program to be distributed to all attendees
  • Full page color ad placed in Final Program
  • Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event
  • Company name on conference website

* Placement of ad is on first come, first serve basis.

Wifi
$2,000
(*Limit of 2)
Benefits Include:

  • Choice of WIFI password
  • Branding on login page
  • Branded wifi cards
  • Choose landing page after logging in
  • Branding on all event materials as Wi-Fi sponsor


For More Info on Sponsorships
Sarah Dickson
sdickson@aws.org

 

HOTEL & VENUE

The Curtis
 
The Curtis
The Curtis
+1 303 571.0300
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202


The Curtis is more than just a downtown Denver hotel – it’s an experience. We’re right across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex and just two short blocks from the 16th Street Mall, putting Denver’s best shopping, entertainment and attractions just steps away. Step inside our doors, and you’ll find cartoons playing in our retro-chic lobby, an impressive art collection with works by local and nationally renowned artists, and a 5 & Dime filled with treats from the past.

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