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Proudly Sponsors Sheet Metal Welding Conference XVIII 2018

Welding Solutions for Lightweight Vehicle Production

2018 SMWC will be October 17 and 18!

Laurel Maner, Livonia, Michigan

The Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) is the premier technical conference dedicated to bringing experts together to discuss state of the art welding and joining technologies for the automotive, transportation, and light manufacturing industries. SMWC also provides important opportunities for engineers and researchers from manufacturers, suppliers, universities and research institutes to network and meet experts in the field of welding. SMWC XVIII will emphasize recent developments in welding and joining solutions that enable lightweight vehicle design and construction.  You are invited to submit technical papers for presentation at this conference.

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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Fusion Welding and Brazing (Resistance, Arc, Laser and others)

• Vehicle Performance Simulation and Assessment                     

•  Solid-State Joining 

• Joining of Advanced Steels

• Mechanical Fastening

• Joining of Lightweight Materials

• Adhesive Bonding

Joining of Dissimilar Materials

• Hybrid Joining Methods

• Materials and Weldability

• Weld Inspection and Repair

• Non-sheet-metal Automotive Joining

• Welding and Joining Process Simulation

• Joining Tooling & Equipment

• Welding Process Monitoring & Control

CONFERENCE, Tutorial/Workshop & Vendor Display Registration

General Registration



2016 SMWC Sponsors


•RoMan Manufacturing
•T. J. Snow

Exhibitors for 2016

•ATI Industrial Automation
•American Welding Society
•ARO Welding Technologies
•Bosch Rexroth Corporation
•Changer & Dresser Corp
•Daihen Inc.
•Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc.
•Huys Industries
•AWS-Detroit Section
•Obara Corp. USA

•Matuschek Welding Products, Inc
•Resistance Welding Machine & Accessory
•RoMan Manufacturing
•Stanley Engineered Fastening
•Tec Welding Sales
•Thermo Scientific
•Tuffaloy Products, Inc.
•United Technical Inc.
•Weld Systems Integrators Inc.
•Welding Technology Corp
•Nelson Stud Welding