Important Deadlines

Abstract Submission:
15th March 2019 (Extended)

Full Paper Submission:
15th April 2019

Presentation Submission:
20th April 2019

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Welcome To WeldFab

“Welding” is an essential part of everyday life and the use of welding in today’s technology is extensive. A few important applications of welding are for automobiles and locomotives (automobile frames, brackets, engine, front and rear hoods, under frame etc), Bridges, building, pressure vessels and tanks, storage tanks, piping and pipelines, ships, trucks and trailers, machine tool frame, cutting tools and dies, earth moving equipment and cranes etc.

India is poised to become a major manufacturing hub because of the relatively low cost of production, hence, there is an imperative need for the manufacturers to maximize profits without compromising on quality and by lowering manufacturing time and costs by introducing high productivity welding processes, cost-effective designs and reliable quality control methods. Welding is a process of joining different materials and the major portion of materials that are welded are metals & their alloys. Welding metallurgy is an important field because the welded material changes their microstructure and properties due to heat cycle associated with welding. Qualified and competent welding engineers with multidisciplinary knowledge are essential for the success of welding industry. Also, newer materials ranging from variations of existing metallic materials to advanced materials, composites, nano-materials and others have started. Welding of these materials poses technological challenges in welding fabrication, leading to the development of superior welding processes and quality assurance criteria.

With the launch of the ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Government of India, to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub, developments in welding & fabrication Industry is the need of the moment to make Indian products globally competitive. The WeldFab conference will provide a dynamic forum for the attending professionals from industry, academia, research institutions and service providers to share, enhance and utilize the knowledge base in Welding, Fabrication and allied technologies to fill up the gaps and attend the problems faced by the Industry.

Tentative Technical Sessions

  • Advances in Welding, Fabrication & Cutting Techniques
  • Metallurgy of Welding
  • Characterization, Inspection & NDE of Welding
  • Challenges in Welding of Stainless Steel & High Alloys
  • Welding of Line Pipe Material
  • Welding of Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Boilers
  • Mechanical Behavior & Weld Integrity
  • Automatic & Robotic welding
  • Shipbuilding, Underwater Welding
  • Welder Training & Certification

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Topics & Agendas to be covered

The seminar will cover the latest developments and advances in Welding & Fabrication Technology related but not limited to:

Advances in Welding, Fabrication & Cutting Techniques
Welding Design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Fabrication Techniques & Processes; Advancement/Innovation/automation in existing technology; Welding Processes, Equipments & Technological Innovation; Arc Welding and Filler Metals; Recent developments in joining technology - welding, soldering, brazing and Diffusion Bonding; Mathematical modeling and simulations; Joining of polymer and ceramic materials, Micro joining and Nano joining; Thermal Cutting and Allied Processes, Laser Cutting & Welding Technology; Resistance welding, Solid State Welding and Allied Joining Processes

Metallurgy of Welding
Advances in Materials & Behaviour of Metals Subjected to Welding; Welding Metallurgy & Weldability Analysis; Importance of Welding Consumables and Procedures for Conventional and Emerging Materials; Importance of Accurate Welding Procurement; Field Heat Treatment: An Essential Variable in Welding; Physicochemical processes (thermodynamics, kinetics, microstructure, phase transformations, Corrosion); Special electrometallurgy processes; The Physics of Welding; Surfacing and Wear resistance applications

Characterization, Inspection & NDE of Welding
Using Advanced Equipment & Processes to Improve Quality, Productivity and Safety; Conventional vs Automatic Radiography, advanced NDT techniques; Inspection & Non-Destructive Examination: Cost vs. Value; Automation of welding processes, Robotics and related technologies; Computer Aided Welding Engineering; Process Monitoring, Sensors, Control; Welding Power Sources, Equipments; Cost & Economics of Welding, NDT, QA and Failure Analysis; Quality Management in Welding and Allied Processes; Power Beam Processes

Challenges in Welding of Stainless Steel & High Alloy Materials
Advanced welding electrodes and techniques; Metallurgical & welding aspects of various advanced metals; Appropriate PQR, WPS, New code requirements; Welder performance, difficulties and limitations at site welding; Importance of pre/ post heat treatment, controlled atmosphere

Welding of Line Pipe & Under Water Welding
Automatic, semi-automatic and manual welding; High strength API pipe grades, difficulties, and special precautions; Welding joints, welding of coated pipe

Mechanical Behavior & Weld Integrity
Strength, reliability and life of welded structures; Repair, Reclamation, Maintenance & Surfacing & Weld Overlay; Key Design aspects and performance factors; Mechanical and Corrosion Properties, Residual Stress and Distortion Control; Structural Performance of Weld Joints - Fracture Avoidance; Fatigue Behaviour of Welded Components and Structures; Assessment of Properties, Integrity of Weld Joints, Residual Life Estimation; Residual Stresses and Distortion; Non-Destructive Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Weld Related Failure Analysis

Welder Training & Certification
Welding Procedure Qualification, PQR, WPS, Welding Process Safety; Cost and Economics of Welding, Safety, Quality Assurance and Productivity in Welding.

Who should attend?

Professionals from

  • Welding & Fabrication engineers and practicing professionals
  • Metallurgist, Heat Treatment professionals, Material Characterization
  • Production managers, shop floor engineers & supervisors
  • Welding Equipment Suppliers, Electrode Manufacturing companies
  • Inspection and quality control organizations and personnel
  • Consumable and equipment manufacturers and dealers
  • Academicians, Scientists, Researchers
  • Faculty and Students from Engineering Colleges and
  • Engineering and Professional Technical Training Institutes
  • Inspection & NDT professionals, Failure Analyst
  • Professionals from Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petroleum Industry
  • Energy & Power Industry, Nuclear
  • Petrochemical, Fertilizer & Process Industries
  • Upstream & Drilling, Offshore Facilities, Pipeline
  • Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Railways, Shipping, Defense, Information Technology
  • Maintenance & Construction Personnel.
  • R&D organizations

Invitation for Abstract Submission

Welding & Fabrication technologists, scientists and professionals from the Industries, Academia, Research Organization are invited for technical paper presentation in any one of the suggested theme topics. Abstracts will be evaluated based on relevance, uniqueness/originality, technical content, and clarity. Authors are requested to submit abstracts not exceeding 300-500 words as per the guidelines through email.
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To ensure a wider participation, POSTER sessions will be held along with the oral presentations. Authors desirous of presenting their papers in the poster session may indicate their preference while submitting the abstract.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Title:                Times New Roman; 14 Font, Bold

Author:            Times New Roman; 12 Font, Bold

Affiliations:     Times New Roman; 11 Font, Bold, Italic

Abstract:         Times New Roman; 12 Font, 300 – 500 words

Keywords:       Times New Roman; 11 Font, Bold, Italic, 3-4 max.
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Delegate Registration

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Corporate discount
10% additional discount if 3 & above nos. of delegates participated from the same organization. (Not applicable for  Author/ Speaker/ Student/ Educational Institute/ Spouse Delegate)


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