October 16th, 2012 Meeting Event Summary

Sjon Delmore AWS Olympic Section Chairman presents the “King Metal Salmon” award to Guest Speaker Phil Formento with ESAB Welding & Cutting Products on October 16, 2012.

Guest Speaker Phil Formento with ESAB explains the history and advancements in Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) applications. Phil explained joint designs, multiple wire applications, and deposition rates as well as explaining the AWS Specifications A5.17. Phil also discussed different fluxes and wires, polarity etc, and the subsequent affect with weld properties. There were approx. 60+ in attendance for the meeting at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington.