The American Welding Society
(AWS) announces a conference to discuss the latest research findings and practical applications of welding in shipyards and the maritime environment. It will take place June 21-22, 2005, in Williamsburg, VA.
Experts from academia and industry will explore the state of the art in shipbuilding technology
. Shipbuilders, designers, suppliers, researchers, educators, and administrators involved in ship procurement and construction will discuss the challenges and opportunities that confront the shipbuilding industry today.
This two-day conference will concentrate on the use of advanced processes such as friction stir welding and laser
-assisted welding, filler metals, and welding-related fatigue issues. In addition, a special session will deal with welding challenges in marine and offshore industries.
Conference registration is $550 for AWS members, $675 for nonmembers. Registration includes all conference sessions, two continental breakfasts, two lunches, and refreshment breaks. Nonmembers receive a two-year complimentary AWS membership. Register for the Charting the Course in Welding: US Shipyards Conference by calling 800-443-9353, ext. 223, or visit http://www.aws.org/w/s/conferences/ for more information.