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SME Northern Lights Chapter 370 proudly presents . . . .
Challenges and Opportunities for Welding Process Selection for Fabrication and Manufacturing
January 9th, 2013
This will be a two-part presentation with Ken Nelson presenting Part A, and Kimberly Meszaros presenting Part B.
In Part A, Ken will provide an introduction to welding and joining processes with a particular focus on the major welding processes used in Alberta. Each featured welding process will include a description, major operating variables, and required equipment. Process advantages, limitations, and selection guidelines will also be discussed.
During Part B, Kimberly will focus on some of the newer welding processes available that are either software controlled, or have additional mechanical manipulation features. Kimberly will also discuss improvements being made to current processes as well as some of the options and advantages in using robotics to improve productivity, weld quality and environmental safety.
Kimberley completed her education in the Materials Engineering program at the University of Alberta. Her Masters work focused on the Thermodynamics of the Ni-WC and Ni-B4C systems. Upon completion, Kimberley worked for Master Flo Valve Inc. developing and maintaining welding standards for carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels and Inconel alloys as well as completing failure analyses of choke valve components. Kimberley is currently employed by Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (formerly Alberta Research Council) as a member of the Welding and Slurry Systems Engineering team. Kimberley leads the Marios welding program, teaches welding education courses as part of the Albert Metal Fab Innovation program (AMFI) and provides welding testing and services to the Alberta welding sector.
Ken completed his apprenticeship in 1973 and obtained his Journeyman Welder certificate with Red Seal endorsement and subsequently worked as a B pressure welder in pressure vessel shops and the petrochemical construction industry. In 1977, Ken joined the NAIT Welding Program where he worked as an instructor, assistant program head and program head until 2006. During his time at NAIT, Ken obtained his undergraduate degree in Education and completed his Masters degree at the University of Alberta with a focus on adult vocational education. In 2006, Ken began working for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training as a manager in the Industry Programs and Standards unit. Ken is currently managing the affairs of a suite of apprenticeship trades including Welder.
||Wednesday, Janurary 9th, 2013
|U of A Faculty Club
11435 Sask. Drive. Edmonton
Social Hour: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Introductions & Chapter Business: 7:30 – 7:45 pm
Presentation: 7:45 – 8:45 pm
||Members - $30
First Time Guests - $30
Non Members - $40
Students - $10
Student Guests - $15
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