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Robotics Industry News

AWS National Robotic Arc Welding Conference

Robotic Industries Association

May 11 – 13, 2009
Location of AWS NRAWC is Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Expanding the Use of Robots in Arc Welding Beyond Traditional applications

Sponsors:
American Welding Society – Milwaukee Section
AWS D16 Committee
Caterpillar
Milwaukee Area Technical College – MATC
Fabricators & Manufactures Association - FMA

Conference Description

Many manufacturers shy away from automation in welding because their applications are unconventional. Short-run jobs, large pieces, and even one-off jobs have historically been poor fits for Robotic Welding. With new technologies, automation can be effectively applied, with cost and quality benefits, in many applications where it was not possible in the past. Many new technologies also are being introduced that can benefit the “conventional” robotic welding application. 

This three-day event will incorporate many of these new technologies and nontraditional applications. It will benefit the company researching automation as a new application, and those using automation successfully and working to stay current with new technologies. The conference will include a one-day tour at Caterpillar’s Aurora facility followed by a reception with exhibits and a Keynote address “The Robotics Industry: Past and Present” by Donald A. Vincent, Vice President Emeritus Robotics Industries Association.   Day two will be held at the Milwaukee Area Technical College including presentations discussing the successful implementation of new technologies.

If you are interested in exhibiting, registering, or learning more about this event, please contact:

Karen Gilgenbach <262-613-3790> or Karen.gilgenbach@airgas.com

For Conference Details:  www.aws.org/sections/milwaukee

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