Welding, Joining and Additive Manufacturing WJAM
International Conference 2020
Welding in Israel is still 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 transportation (bus frames and brackets, railway components), bridges, buildings, pressure vessels and tanks, storage tanks, gas pipelines, trucks and trailers, machine tool frames, cutting tools and dies, earth moving equipment and cranes etc.
Israel is noted mostly as being a high-tech start-up nation. However even the most sophisticated silicon chip plant cannot operate without water and air conditioning piping, cannot be built without welding steel beams and girders. Recently found natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean Sea cannot be developed without highly skilled welders to connect the pipes and accessories. The Merkava tank and Iron Dome also depends on skilled welders connecting the various life-saving components.
Educating and job placement of skilled welders becomes critical as 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 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 inspectors, technicians and 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 has started. Welding of these materials poses technological challenges in welding fabrication, leading to development of superior welding processes and quality assurance criteria.
Additive manufacturing (AM) as a means of making metal parts is a new possibility for many production facilities. Meanwhile, welding is a metalworking operation that is commonplace, well-established and widely employed.
During the last decade the Additive Manufacturing technologies underwent significant changes from prototype to manufacturing in plastics, polymers and metals. AM technology has brought the manufacturing to higher level feasible to manufacture very complex geometries and design components in short span. AM have change the way of thinking and by now is considered as an industrial revolution technology. Technological challenges in AM fabrication, are very similar for welding processes -microstructure – properties relation due to heat cycle and process parameters.
The Association of Engineers, Architects and Graduates in Technological Sciences in Israel – The National welding committee is holding its five year annually conference on 2020.
This time the conference will be held on 27-29 of January 2020 it will include 1 day of lectures, exhibition and meetings(28.1.2020) and one day of hands on seminars and professional tour in ISRAEL(29.1.2020).
We invite you to be a part of our growing community Welders, CWI, Engineers and Suppliers leading Israel’s industry to the next decade.