RWMA Resistance Welding School


RWMA Regional Conference

Presented by industry experts, this is an intensive two-day course covering the fundamentals of resistance welding.

The course is designed for personnel in a variety of roles, such as welding & production managers & supervisors, engineers & technicians, setup & senior operators, trainers & educators.

Students emerge from the course with a better understanding of resistance welding fundamentals, from theory to application requirements to equipment used in various resistance welding processes. The focused learning environment better prepares those new to resistance welding, and further educates the experienced. After exploring the machines, materials, electrodes, power systems, controls, and quality standards associated with resistance welding, the school concludes with a panel discussion where students are encouraged to discuss their specific applications with all the instructors.


RWMA Resistance Welding School

OCTOBER 7-8 2020
Detroit, MI

School Schedule
School Program
Attendee Pricing
Hotel / Venue

* Registration is limited to 40 students.


OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSORS
Welding Journal
Inspection Trends

AWS CONTACT

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 | sclaveria@aws.org


VENUE

Special Group Rate: $124*

Marriott Detroit

Detroit Marriott

Marriott Detroit Metro Airport
734-729-2600
30559 Flynn Drive Romulus, MI 48174

* Breakfast Included in Group Rate
Cutoff date: September 7, 2020.




RWMA School Conference

2020 RWMA SCHOOL SCHEDULE


WEDNESDAY / Oct 7th

• Registration Open 7:30am – 5pm
• School 8am – 5pm
• Attendee Lunch 12 noon – 1pm

THURSDAY / Oct 8th

• Registration Open 7:30am – 5pm
• School 8am – 5pm
• Attendee Lunch 12 noon – 1pm



ATTENDEE PRICING

SCHOOL ATTENDEE PRICING


AWS Conference Attendee Pricing

TECHNICAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Up to 16 PDH Hours earned

Member

Non Member

Regular $695 $795
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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.
* If the School is canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 or CDC guidelines, you will receive a 100% refund.

SCHOOL PROGRAM

OCT

7

Wednesday, OCT 7th

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

OCT

8

Thursday, OCT 8th

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

Marriott Detroit

Detroit Marriott
Special Group Rate: $124*


* Breakfast is included in Group Rate
Cutoff date: September 7, 2020.

Experience Our Newly Refreshed Detroit Airport Hotel

30559 Flynn Drive, Romulus, Michigan 48174 | +1 734-729-7555

The newly refreshed Detroit Metro Airport Marriott offers a convenient location and friendly staff to create a personalized experience unique among Detroit airport hotels. Our hotel Near Detroit Airport offers 11 meeting rooms with 6,600 square feet of flexible event space, making it the perfect choice for corporate and social events near the Detroit airport.

We have a variety of amenities including complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, 37-inch HDTVs, a modern fitness center, indoor pool and complimentary shuttle service to destinations within a 2-mile radius, including Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). You will find many attractions a short distance from the Romulus, MI hotel, including IKEA, the Henry Ford Museum, Lakes of Taylor and Taylor Meadows golf courses and the University of Michigan. Enjoy fine cuisine at North, our new great room dining experience, or order room service while relaxing in your room. The Detroit Metro Airport Marriott is uniquely suited to meet your every need.

SPONSORSHIPS

Lanyard Sponsorship – $150

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name on lanyard*. Production is not included.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the event
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 10, 2020)
• Company name and link displayed on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 lanyards. Lanyard must be approved by AWS.

Pen Sponsorship – $150

(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 event
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 10, 2020)
• Company name and link displayed on all promotional e-mails
* Sponsor responsible for providing 50 pens.

Bag Sponsorship – $350

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo on tote bag* given to each attendee. Production is not included.
• Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 10, 2020)
• 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 May 10, 2020, or sponsor can choose to bring to conference for distribution.

Notebook Sponsorship – $350

(*Exclusive)
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 May 10, 2020 for fulfillment.

Register for a Sponsorship Now >

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 | sclaveria@aws.org



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