When it comes to shipbuilding, welding is the most vital and fundamental manufacturing process in the construction of ships and metal hull boats. At the 2015 American Welding Society’s (AWS) 9th semiannual shipbuilding conference to take place April 7-8, in Virginia Beach, Va., attendees will learn about emerging technologies that are being developed and qualified for use in both commercial and Navy shipbuilding.
The conference will include a technical program featuring presentations on additive manufacturing, automation, new filler metals and many other topics. In addition to the formal sessions, the conference will provide several opportunities to network informally with experts from academia and industry, as well as with conference participants. An exhibition showcasing products and services available to the shipbuilding industry will also be featured during the two-day conference.
Conference registration is $675 for AWS members, $805 for nonmembers. Registration includes all conference sessions, two continental breakfasts, two lunches and refreshment breaks. Nonmembers receive a two-year complimentary AWS membership with registration.