Every three years, brazing and soldering professionals, scientists and engineers gather for the International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC), sponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS) and ASM International, the materials information society.
The three-day IBSC conference will be held in Orlando at Walt Disney World Hilton, April 27-29. A full-day of pre-conference seminars will be held on April 26.
According to the event chairmen, the comprehensive IBSC technical program and exhibits will give both participants and attendees an opportunity to learn more about brazing and soldering trends, techniques, products and processes.
Grayson Alexy, IBSC chairman, is the vice president of sales and marketing for The Prince & Izant Company, a manufacturer of brazing and soldering products in Cleveland. Alexy is an active member of the AWS C-3 Committee and serves as chairman of the C3C subcommittee on Education and Safety. He is also the vice-chairman of the Brazing and Soldering Manufacturing Committee and was instrumental in the development and launch of an industry web-site (www.brazingandsoldering.com) in collaboration with renowned expert Robert Peaslee.
Anatol Rabinkin, IBSC co-chair, received his M.S. degree from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys and his D.Sc. in materials science from the Institute of Physics of Metals, Soviet Academy of Sciences. In 1974, he became a professor at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Since 1980, Rabinkin has lived in the U.S. Today, as a Senior Scientist for Metglas Inc., Hitachi Metals, his specialty is amorphous metals technology. He is a member of AWS C3 Brazing Committee and presently an American delegate to the International Institute of Welding.
Conference sessions will cover solders and soldering technology; ceramics, composite and glass joining soldering technology; filler metals; design, testing and reliability of joints; brazing processing; brazing fundamentals; light metals joining and new brazing applications.
For more on the conference and pre-event seminars, visit http://www.aws.org/education/ibsc/. Tabletop exhibits will showcase the products and services of more than 30 companies; for details, contact Kelly Thomas of ASM at 440-338-1733 or [email protected].