International travel restrictions mean that, just like last year, it is impossible to meet in person in any of the host countries in 2021. This was reason enough for the IIW, with its 51 member countries, to take it upon itself to once more organize this extremely important event using an online format. The committees’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set to begin on July 7. There will be in-depth discussions as well as a range of technical and scientific contributions in 18 committees.
With welding technology experts Dr. Herbert Staufer and Dr. Stephan Egerland, the IIW scientific committees benefit from the expertise of two high-ranking Fronius employees (chairs of various committees). Fronius therefore has a direct, positive impact on recommendations regarding national and international legislation concerning welding technology.
The welding technology topics to be explored by the IIW include subjects of current and future importance concerning joining processes, material behavior, filler metals, occupational health and safety, standardization and norms, as well as global welder training. The AGM will also be complemented by a one-day international conference. Dr. Stephan Egerland will also act as chair here and help develop the focus on artificial intelligence for Fronius.
The findings from the presentations are to be used in Fronius R&D as well as other applications. What should be the next steps for subsequent generations of the TPS/i digital high-tech welding system platform? What decisive influence regarding machine learning can the TPS/i still achieve? Harald Langeder, Fronius CTO and Head of Fronius R&D, will be on hand to support discussions on this exciting subject area as well as the entire congress. Additional Fronius employees will also serve as guest experts in the individual working groups.