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News from American Welding Society (AWS)


From now through April 1, 2019, the American Welding Society is accepting abstract submissions to be considered for presentation during its 2019 Annual Conference. This conference, officially known as the AWS Professional Program, is being held from November 11–14, 2019 at FABTECH in Chicago, IL. AWS welcomes abstract submissions on novel developments and research areas related to materials joining, including surfacing and additive manufacturing. Although full papers are not required for consideration, authors are encouraged to submit them to the Welding Journal at for possible publication. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Additive Manufacturing Battery and Energy Systems Welding Industrial Applications and Technologies Modeling and Numerical Analysis Sensors, Controls and Robotics Surfacing and Overlay Weldability and Properties of Welded Components Weld Repair and Performance of Welded Joints including Corrosion, Creep and Fatigue Welding Processes/Methods High Energy Density (Laser and Electron Beam) and Laser Hybrid Welding Solid State Welding Arc Welding Processes and Methods Authors with accepted abstracts are required to give oral presentations at the Professional Program. They will also receive complimentary registration for the 2019 AWS Professional Program and free access to FABTECH 2019, the largest metal forming, fabrication, welding and finishing event in North America. Author/Presenters are also welcome to attend events held during the Professional Program.

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