2021 IBSC Provided Strong Technical Presentations from around the World

On October 4–6, the brazing and soldering industry gathered in Denver, Colo., to share research, innovations, and fellowship at the 2021 International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC). 

AWS Publications | November 15, 2021 | Tech and Industries
Welding Digest ►  2021 IBSC Provided Strong Technical Presentations from around the World

On October 4–6, the brazing and soldering industry gathered in Denver, Colo., to share research, innovations, and fellowship at the 2021 International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC). 

Although this conference was a bit different from those of years past, it was a huge success, with more than 100 registrants. 

Strong technical presentations from around the world filled the two-and-a-half-day conference. To accommodate presenters who could not be there in person, their presentations were previously recorded and shown at their assigned times. Attendees took full advantage of the virtual working environment that has become so common. Immediately following each presentation, the speaker was brought onto the screen to answer questions from the live audience. This made the experience much more powerful. The virtual component no longer seemed recorded or remote. 

The best paper was awarded to “Fabricating a Passively Pumped Vacuum Chamber for Cold-Atom Experiments” by C. Walker, P. Schwindt, J. Lee, D. De Smet, L. Johnson, and G. Biederman. 

A special thanks goes to exhibitors. Although there was uncertainty in how this event would finally go, a strong showing was made by most of the leading companies in the welding industry. All the exhibitors had very positive comments and said the event produced strong business leads that easily justified their participation. 

In addition, the American Welding Society (AWS) C3 Committee on Brazing and Soldering met immediately after IBSC. 

IBSC photo 1-1Following IBSC, members of the AWS C3 Committee on Brazing and Soldering met. They are pictured here around a projection screen showing those who also participated via Zoom. (Credit: Kevin Bulger, program manager, AWS Standards Development.) 

IBSC photo 2-1AWS C3 Committee on Brazing and Soldering Acting Chair Robin Gourley (right) presents Hui Zhao her ten-year service pin. (Credit: Bulger.) 

 

IBSC is held in the United States once every three years, and the next conference will be in 2024. I want to invite you to share your developments and knowledge. Present a paper, network with your colleagues, and help us grow the brazing and soldering industry. 

 

This article was written by Steve Feldbauer (2021 IBSC chair) for the American Welding Society.