Join us for FABTECH 2017!

Join us at FabTech 2017 for three highly informative and timely discussions about welding control and technology! Presented by WeldComputer Founder/CEO Robert Cohen, each will take place on Tuesday, November 7 during the 98th AWS Professional Program in Chicago, Illinois, and last approximately 20 minutes.


Please also visit WeldComputer at Booth B32066.

Presentation #1, 2:00 P.M.

Taking Advantage of Clauses in the D17.2 MIL-SPEC for Resistance Welding to Eliminate Destructive Testing, Improve Weld Quality, and Reduce Machine Maintenance Requirements.

Often, aerospace manufacturers that must weld in compliance with the AWS D17.2 MIL-SPEC do not have the expertise to interpret and apply paragraphs 4.3.4, and 5.2.3 to reduce their reliance on conventional periodic machine maintenance practices, manual resistance measurements, and nondestructive techniques to eliminate production destructive testing. Attendees of this session will learn how to take advantage of these provisions to increase productivity and reduce downtime while increasing the quality assurance of the welds they produce.

Presentation #2, 2:40 P.M.

How to Maximize Resistance Seam Welding Production Speeds and Improve Weld Quality.

Most manufacturers don’t realize that they operate their resistance seam welding processes at much slower speeds than what is readily achievable. This session provides practical guidance on how to increase the speed of resistance seam welding operations, as well as increasing production throughput and reducing the number of machines required to meet production demands.

Presentation #3, 4:20 P.M.

How to Increase Flash Welding Performance While Reducing Energy Utilization.

Manufacturers performing production resistance flash welding are often plagued with unpredictable flashing performance, which leads to inconsistent upset repeatability and variable welds as well as huge energy spikes. These phenomena cause severe flicker on the power lines, often resulting in the need to install very expensive dedicated high current feeds to satisfy local power company regulations. Attendees will learn how to control the flash welding process in a way that improves the flashing capability of the machine, prevents severe power surges from occurring, and controls and monitors the upset repeatability of the machine.