RWMA Resistance Welding School 2019


RWMA School Conference

Start preparing for the upcoming Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) certification at the Emmett A. Craig RWMA Resistance Welding School. Presented by industry experts, this is an intensive two-day course covering the fundamentals of Resistance Welding. The course is designed for Resistance Welding community members in a variety of roles, such as Welding & Production Managers & Supervisors, Engineers, Setup and Senior Operators, Trainers & Educators. Students emerge from the course with a better understanding of Resistance Welding Fundamentals, from Theory to Application Requirements to Equipment and Setups used in various Resistance Welding processes.

The focused learning environment better prepares those new to Resistance Welding, and further educates the experienced. Day One discusses Resistance Welding processes and the associated machines, materials, electrodes and power systems. Day Two explores resistance welding controls, quality standards, machine set-up and maintenance. The course concludes on Day Two with a Q & A panel where students can get feedback from the instructors on their specific applications. Registration is limited to the first 40 students.

RWMA Resistance Welding School 2019

 

MAY 15-16, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI

 


OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSORS
Welding Journal
Inspection Trends

AWS CONTACT

Alina Blanco
305 443.9353 x218 | ablanco@aws.org



861 47th Street S.W. Grand Rapids, MI 49509

RoMan Manufacturing Inc.


Join these industry professionals at the
2019 RWMA School

OUR SPONSORS:
Matuschek




RWMA School Conference

SCHOOL SCHEDULE


WEDNESDAY / May 15th

• Registration Open 7:30am – 5pm
• School 8am – 5pm
• Attendee Lunch noon – 1pm

THURSDAY / May 16th

• Registration 7:30am – 5pm
• School 8am – 5pm
• Attendee Lunch noon – 1pm


ATTENDEE PRICING

SCHOOL ATTENDEE PRICING


AWS Conference Attendee Pricing

REGISTRATION INCLUDES
• Morning and Afternoon Breaks
• 2 Lunch

TECHNICAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Full program by TBD
• Up to 16 PDH Hours earned

Member

Non Member

Early Bird (Before Apr 15) $695 $795
Regular $795 $895
 

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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 school you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the school.

SCHOOL PROGRAM

Wednesday, MAY 15th

8:00-8:15am Welcome and Introduction to Resistance Welding
Mike Prokop
ENTRON Controls
8:15-10:15pm Welding Process and Machines
Bob Van Otteren
Wright-K TechnologyThis session will reinforce the basics of resistance welding and how it relates to each of the four resistance welding processes. This session will be full of application examples from each process, and will show how machinery utilizes the individual components and elements illustrated in the other sessions.
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30am-12pm Electrical Power System
Kendall Ymker
RoMan Manufacturing This session reviews the descriptions and maintenance of electrical power components and conductors from the weld control to the electrode. This lively presentation has something for everybody. Utilizing several small demonstrations, Kendall Ymker will keep attendees on the edge of their seats as he highlights the important part of the resistance welding process.
12-1pm Lunch
1-3:15pm Welding Controls
Don Sorenson
ENTRON ControlsThis discussion focuses on the selection, descriptions, and applications of welding timers, contractors, and accessories. Packed with a punch, Don Sorenson drives home understanding energy that creates a weld, H=I2Rt, that is unforgettable. Learn how this invaluable formula is used in every resistance welding applications – every day – every cycle – all the time!
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-5pm Electrodes and Tooling
Bill Brafford
Tuffaloy ProductsThis session will focus on the classification, selection and maintenance of electrodes and fixtures as they pertain to numerous applications. Discover powerful problem/evaluation/solution techniques that will keep a production process running longer–and operation more efficient.
5pm Q&A

Thursday, MAY 16th

8:00-10:00am Machine Set-up, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance
Mike Prokop
ENTRON ControlsMike takes the mystery out of setup by guiding you through the steps to develop the proper weld schedule. He will also introduce Troubleshooting, Preventative Maintenance and Safety concepts that provide profitable resistance welding operations.
10:00-10:15pm Break
10:15am-11:30pm Resistance Spot and Projection Weld Standards and Quality
Donald Maatz
R&E Engineering ServicesA unique session designed to make you think about the quality standards associated with two common forms of resistance welding, spot and projection. After hearing Don’s presentation, it is very possible that you will never look or think about a weld the same way again.
12-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:30pm Materials
Donald Maatz
R&E Engineering ServicesNot all materials are created equal, especially from the perspective of resistance welding. This session will present a brief overview of the most common materials joined by the resistive processes. Don will also highlight specific methodologies for joining them that have proven successful over his 20 years in the resistance welding industry.
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-5pm Panel Discussion and Welder Demonstration

This session combines all instructors in a panel format answering any question you may have. This is also a great opportunity to discuss your specific application.

HOTEL / VENUE

Venue

861 47th Street S.W. Grand Rapids, MI 49509


Hotel

AWS does not have an official host hotel for this School. Below is a list of hotels nearby the RoMan Facility.


Holiday Inn at Grand RapidsHoliday Inn Tanglewood

Holiday Inn Downtown
Grand Rapids

310 Pearl Street NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
+1 616-235-7611


Mention RoMan when you check in to get a discounted rate

Stay at the Holiday Inn® hotel for truly convenient accommodations!
The hotel’s thoughtful location in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan is 15 miles from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), two blocks from DeVos Convention Center and within walking distance of top businesses.

Hyatt Place LobbyHyatt Place Grand Rapids

Hyatt Place
Grand Rapids – South

2150 Metro Lane, Wyoming, Michigan 49519
+1 616-724-1234


Enjoy the best Grand Rapids has to offer
Just outside the hustle and bustle of Downtown Grand Rapids, near the mesmerizing shores of Lake Michigan, is the Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South, your home away from home. No matter why you’re here, at the end of the day return to cozy rooms near the heart of downtown.

Hampton InnHampton Inn by Hilton

Hampton Inn
Grand Rapids – South

755 54th Street SW, Wyoming, Michigan, 49509
+1 616-261-5500


Largest suburb near vibrant Grand Rapids
Relax at our Hampton Inn Grand Rapids-South hotel, boasting renovated guest rooms (Jan, 2016). Located directly off US 131 in Wyoming, Michigan, this suburban hotel offers easy access to shopping and dining at Rivertown Crossings Mall, only four miles away. Appreciate our hotel’s proximity to golf courses, historic sites and several colleges and universities, including Grand Valley State University.

 

SPONSORSHIPS

Lanyard Sponsorship – $200

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and booth number on lanyard*. Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program
• Company name and link displayed on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing lanyard and giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by March 11, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Pen Sponsorship – $100

(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
• Company name and link included on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing 100 pens. Sponsor may choose to ship pens to AWS HQ by March 11, 2019, or sponsor can bring pens to conference for distribution.

Bag Sponsorship – $200

(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
• Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and Final Program
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by March 11, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional e-mails
* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 tote bags and giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by March 11, 2019, or sponsor can choose to bring to conference for distribution.

Notebook Sponsorship – $500

(3 Available)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo printed on the front cover of conference notebook*, which will be distributed to attendees (Logo placement based on first-come, first-served basis)
• Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and Final Program
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional e-mails
* Sponsorship includes production of 50 notebooks. In the event that multiple sponsorships are sold, all sponsor logos will be imprinted on each notebook. Sponsorship must be sold by March 11, 2019 for fulfillment.

Register for a Sponsorship Now >

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Alina Blanco
305 443.9353 x218 | ablanco@aws.org





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