REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Click HERE to register today!
Join us from October 18-19 in Moncton, NB. The CWB Association, CWB Welding Foundation and the CWB Group are pleased to invite everyone to the 2023 CanWeld Conference. This year's theme will increase the visibility of Canada's manufacturing heartland region and highlight the automation, shipbuilding and metal fabrication industries. Delegates attending the conference come from various industries, including mining, oil and gas, pipelines, power generation, petrochemical, fabrication and construction, manufacturing, steel and shipbuilding, pulp and paper and others. Click HERE for the event schedule.
Attendee Registration Fees (All paid fees will be subject to tax charges)
Registration closes on October 10th, so register today!
Non-CWB Association member: $249.00 + applicable taxes
CWB Association Member: $199.00 + applicable taxes
Students: $49.00 + applicable taxes
Spouses: $49.00 + applicable taxes
First Nations Artist Spotlight- We are proud to showcase the works of local New Brunswick artist Emma Hassencahl-Perley. Check out the featured artwork HERE.
Delta Hotels Beausejour- Moncton NB
The CWB hotel block is closed. If the hotel has availability, guests can still book rooms with the hotel directly HERE.
CWB ASSOCIATION MEMBER HOTEL DISCOUNTS
CWB Association members can access a 15% discount at all Choice Hotels properties worldwide. Choice Hotels' 4 properties in Moncton are:
. Comfort Inn East 20 Maplewood Dr., Moncton, NB, E1A 6P9, CA
. Quality Inn Airport 370 Boulevard Dieppe, Dieppe, NB, E1A 8H4, CA
. Comfort Inn Magnetic Hill 2495 Mountain Rd., Moncton, NB, E1G 2W4, CA
. Quality Inn 2530 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, E1G 1B4, CA
To book these properties at a 15% discount, go to choicehotels.com and enter the city of Moncton - as well as the CWB corporate ID# 00741250 in the special rate section and click apply.
To book at Choice Hotels with the chainwide discount, use our three easy booking channels:
On the Choicehotels.com website through your corporate ID: 00741250. Use the website HERE.
On the Choice Hotels mobile application through your corp ID: 00741250
By phone at 1-800-424-6423 by providing the agent with your corp ID: 00741250
The stays must be booked on one of these three channels and NOT by calling the hotels directly. Properties do not have access to the corporate account & discount.
If you'd like to become a sponsor, email Daniela.Torelli@cwbgroup.org for details.
Thank you to our current sponsors!
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Conference Dates & Time:
Wednesday, October 18th
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, October 19th
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Please note- Conference start and end times are subject to change slightly. Click HERE for the event schedule.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Beauséjour
750 Main Street, Moncton, NB E1C 1E6
All conference sessions will be held at the Delta Hotel on both Oct 18/19.
Attendee Reception- Delta Hotel, 7-9 pm (Tues, Oct 17th)
CWB Industry & Academic Awards Dinner – Delta Hotel, 7-10 pm (Wed, Oct 18th)
VIP After Party – Tide & Boar Gastropub (Thurs, Oct 19th) Sponsored by Apprenticesearch.com
New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Open House 12 pm-7 pm, (Tues, Oct 17th)
1234 Mountain Road, Moncton NB
The Mobile Training Center will be set up in the back parking lot. Demonstration booths will be held inside the Welding Shop at the College. This event will showcase the latest in Welding technology along with practical demonstrations.
- See the NBCC Advanced Fusion Lab, including the XIRIS dedicated weld monitoring and inspection camera technology (Open all day with official dedication at 5pm)
- Meet industry reps and see the latest welding technology innovations and demonstrations from leading manufacturers
- Tour NBCC’s new Mobile Training Centre that can deliver remote training in welding
Who Should Attend CanWeld Conference?
Delegates will attend from across Canada and the U.S. We’re opening an open call for engineers, technologists, technicians, welders, supervisors, and managers! Attend and find out how the CWB Group is looking to help YOU progress in the industry and arm you with the necessary tools and resources to succeed. This year’s conference aims to educate attendees on the latest welding technologies and current issues affecting the welding industry. With numerous opportunities to hear from industry leaders and have your voice heard, the CanWeld Conference is a one-stop shop for all things welding.
Daniele D. G. Calista
Nitheesh Kumar Ramasamy
Vicente Núñez Sánchez
Impact of Culture in the Workplace8:30 am
To be determined
Profitability-The responsibility of the estimator9:15 am
Presenter: Chris Pitre
This presentation is directed at anyone involved in preparing and contributing to metal fabrication and erection cost estimates.
CCNB Carrefour des métiers francophones de l'Atlantique9:15 am
Presenter: Mathieu Roy
Le campus du CCNB de Bathurst est le plus important centre d’enseignement postsecondaire des métiers francophones du Canada atlantique ainsi que le centre de formation francophone des métier Sceau rouge du Canada atlantique. Nous avons tous les types de métiers, y compris l’usinage, la fabrication et montage métallique, le soudage et la technologie du génie du soudage, mais sans oublier tant d’autres métiers et professions. Le campus du CCNB de Bathurst est également le plus important centre francophone d’examen CWB au Canada atlantique.
Buried Arc GMAW-B9:45 am
Shipyards have traditionally used submerged arc welding (SAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) to fabricate butt joints on thick steel plate
Importance of Indigenization in the Workplace9:45 am
The importance of Indigenization in the workplace, the role it plays in allowing for safe space for both the clients and staff alike. It creates opportunities for dialogue and discussions on very tough issues such as colonization, Indigenous World Views and also partnership building between indigenous communities and industry leaders.
Sponsor Table Top Exhibits10:30 am
During this time, attendees can visit the sponsor tables and also network.
Importance of Indigenous Language Use12:00 pm
The important role that Indigenous languages have on creating a meaningful relationship with the natural world. Indigenous languages are at major risk right now all over Turtle Island (North America) and there is much work that is being done in Wabanaki territory, the speaker will focus on his work within his home community of Bilijk which is a Wolastoqiyik community just outside of Fredericton. This presentation will allow for participants to learn some basic terms in language that can be utilized in the workspaces and in everyday life.
Exploring Arc Welding Process for Additive Manufacturing in Stainless Steel Parts Production and Repair1:00 pm
Presenter: Ali Nasiri
Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) is a versatile welding-driven process that offers significant applications in the production and repair of large metallic components.
Energy Balance in Gas Metal Arc Welding1:00 pm
Presenter: Vicente Núñez Sánchez
This work allows to comprehend a part of the theory behind the droplet temperature at the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process.
Advances in Aluminum Welding Technologies 1:30 pm
Presenter: Adrian Gerlich
There is an increased rate of aluminum alloys expected in coming years, considering the expansion of the transportation markets, along with various other industries relying on aluminum for light-weighting of structures.
Investigation of Defects Process Map in Friction Stir Welding1:30 pm
Presenter: Xinrui Liu
Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has become a prominent solid-state welding process utilized in various industries.
Grade 91 & Grade 92 CSEF Materials for Power Generation – A Practical Perspective2:00 pm
Presenter: Iulian Radu
This presentation focuses on a practical approach to ensure safe and reliable pressure systems by taking a hard look at the existing requirements, or lack there-of, in the ASME Code and engineeringShow Description
This presentation focuses on a practical approach to ensure safe and reliable pressure systems by taking a hard look at the existing requirements, or lack there-of, in the ASME Code and engineering design, and the best practices to be implemented, maintained, and controlled during material procurement, fabrication, and installation.
Increasing Indigenous Workers in the Skilled Trades 2:00 pm
Presenter: Gabe Isaac
How do we get more Indigenous people in the trades? Join us to find out how JEDI and CWB Foundation have been working together to promote trades to Indigenous youth.Show Description
How do we get more Indigenous people in the trades? Join us to find out how JEDI and CWB Foundation have been working together to promote trades to Indigenous youth. Plus, learn about JEDI’s skilled trades initiatives throughout New Brunswick.
Ar+CO2 Mixture Effects on GMAW-SP of Mild Steel2:45 pm
Presenter: Jim Galloway
In this presentation, the effects of systematically altering this blend will be explored. The study will examine the effects through various experiments on arc performance, bead-shape and surfaceShow Description
In this presentation, the effects of systematically altering this blend will be explored. The study will examine the effects through various experiments on arc performance, bead-shape and surface appearance, weld penetration profile, deposit microstructure, and microhardness. This selection can also have broader implications on welding cost and quality in some surprising ways.
Deposition rate in GMAW of ER1100 and ER5183 Aluminum alloys2:45 pm
Presenter: Rishiekesh Ramgopal
The reason behind the higher deposition rate in Mg-containing aluminum alloys in gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is explored. Experiments performed on ER1100 (Mg-free alloy) and ER5183 (high Mg alloys) measured current, wire feed speed, and droplet temperature. A non-linear analysis of Joule heating at the electrode extension and an analysis of the power needed to heat the consumable to the droplet temperature were performed.
Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD) Mapping of Solidification Grains and Building Texture During Laser Additive Manufacturing3:15 pm
Presenter: Mohsen Mohammadi
Closed-loop controlling of temperature and cooling rates during layer-upon-layer metal deposition of laser additive manufacturing (LAM) was implemented to design a solidification strategy and engineer the subsequent phase transformations and grain structure of stainless steels.
Santé Et Sécurité Des Soudeurs3:15 pm
Presenter: Michel Gagnon
Compréhension de la dynamique de la fumée de soudage. Qu’est ce qui influence la colonne de convection? Comment contrôler cette colonne de convection.
Nano-Welding of Metal-Oxide Nanowires with Pulsed Lasers 3:45 pm
Presenter: Maryam Soleimani
Nanomaterials play a pivotal role in diverse fields, including electronics, photonics, energy, catalysts, and environmental applications.Show Description
Nanomaterials play a pivotal role in diverse fields, including electronics, photonics, energy, catalysts, and environmental applications. To fully exploit their potential, efficient assembly and integration techniques are essential, enabling scalability. However, conventional integration methods often entail uncontrolled heat deposition and non-selective processing, leading to undesirable outcomes. Nanoscale welding, using short and ultrashort pulsed lasers, emerges as a promising solution, representing one of the advanced welding techniques with non-contact and precise natures to tailor nanoscale junctions with remarkable accuracy.
Welding Procedures Approval and Welding Consumables Certification3:45 pm
Presenter: André Boulianne
Overview of the CWB welding procedures review process. How welding procedures are reviewed and qualified against CSA and allied welding standards?Show Description
Overview of the CWB welding procedures review process. How welding procedures are reviewed and qualified against CSA and allied welding standards? Why welding procedures must be accepted by CWB? Why do manufacturers and distributors certify their welding consumables? Where are the CWB-certified welding consumables currently manufactured? What is the certification process? How long does it take? How much can it cost?
The Continuum of Cultural Safety: a Tool for Indigenous Recruitment and Retention4:15 pm
Presenter: Nisa Kennedy
A discussion on the elements that make up what it means to provide Cultural Safety in the workplace such as Cultural Sensitivity, Cultural Awareness, and Cultural Competency and how this contributes to recruitment and retention of Indigenous Talent. Touching on the TRC Calls to Action and how Reconciliation impacts us all. This session is sponsored by Joint Economic Development Initiative.
The State of the Trades/Skills Gap in Industry - Canada & USA9:00 am
This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences between Canada and the United States in both training and workforce development within our industries.
Weld Anomalies and Their Disposition 10:15 am
Presenter: Aaron Dinovitzer
This presentation will review a range of weld anomalies including geometric imperfections, material property inconsistencies and environment concerns that can be assessed for weldment acceptance for fitness for service.
Effect of Anisotropy Parameters and Varying for Micro-Plasma Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing10:15 am
Presenter: Rami Hakim
Wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is a metal 3D printing process that employs the use of arc welding processes to generate parts.
How Cobots and Artificial Intelligence are Transforming Welding Automation10:45 am
Presenter: Matthew Yarmuch
This presentation will explore the evolution of automation technologies, the integration of modern collaborative robots (cobots), and the innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning for industrial welding applications.
Modelling Heat Input in Electric Resistance Welding10:45 am
Presenter: Daniele D. G. Calista
The work to be presented is the first step in establishing a multi-physical understanding of how entrapped oxides, known as penetrators, form and are retained in ERW seams.
Recent Developments in Welding Research at the CCWJ11:15 am
Presenter: Patricio Mendez
On the process area, the CCWJ has made much progress on the understanding of deposition rate in wire-based processes, with an emphasis on the generation and composition of fumes.
How to Grow a Business From an Indigenous Perspective11:15 am
Presenter: Ursula Bear
Ursula will be sharing her own personal experiences in starting up a small business, and the struggles that she faced and had to overcome.Show Description
Ursula will be sharing her own personal experiences in starting up a small business, and the struggles that she faced and had to overcome. She'll also discuss when she thought about quitting, the help that was available to her as an indigenous individual, her training and schooling and how she went about growing her business. She'll teach people how to make (and the meaning of) medicine pouches.
Development of In-Situ Weld Cooling Rate Measurement Methods1:15 pm
Some structural carbon steel welding applications have performance requirements that place limits on weld and heat affected zone hardness or require minimum toughness levels to reduce risk of environmental cracking, corrosion, and risk of unstable fracture for fatigue-sensitive structures
Precision NDT1:15 pm
Presenter: Frédérick Imhoff
Le monde des essais non destructifs.
A Simplified Model for Determining the Residual Stresses in Welded Overlays1:45 pm
Presenter: Carter Trautmann
This presentation provides a simple equation for determining the residual stress in the solidified weld metal.
An experimental methodology to characterize load-based fracture models of third generation advanced high strength steel resistance spot welds1:45 pm
Presenter: Mohammad Shojaee
Resistance spot weld failure criteria in computer-aided engineering (CAE) models are based upon a critical force that is interpolated from test data obtained in various loading conditions, includinShow Description
Resistance spot weld failure criteria in computer-aided engineering (CAE) models are based upon a critical force that is interpolated from test data obtained in various loading conditions, including different proportions of shear-tensile forces and tensile force-bending moments.
An investigation of Dissimilar Welding between High Entropy Alloy and Additively Manufactured 316L: Microstructural Characterization and Hardness Evaluation2:15 pm
Presenter: Yahya Aghayar
The focus of the investigation lies on the microstructural characterization and evaluation of mechanical properties.
Estimation of Bead Size and Catchment in Laser Cladding2:15 pm
Presenter: Nitheesh Kumar Ramasamy
This presentation discusses mathematical expressions developed through analytical modeling based on Rosenthal’s solutions for estimating the width, height, and catchment efficiency of clad beads from information on known process parameters.
General Thermomechanical Model of FSW based on a Characteristic Temperature for Deformation and Heat Transfer2:45 pm
Presenter: Sofia Salazar
This research addresses the limitations of friction stir welding (FSW) in predicting the ideal temperature required to optimize its results, as well as how welding parameters and material properties influence this prediction.
All session times are listed in EST. The proposed schedule may be altered and is subject to change.
We will offer two streams on each event day to give attendees more topic options.
Click HERE for the event schedule.
Topics that you can look forward to include:
- Welding fabrication
- Business of welding
- Welding inspection
- Industry success
- Educating the industry on advancements in welding technologies and processes