Sheet Metal Welding Conference

Sheet Metal Welding Conference XIX

Welding Solutions for Lightweight and Electric Vehicle Production

November 1, 2021: Tutorial Workshop at ABB Robotics U.S. Headquarters, Auburn Hills, Michigan

November 2-4, 2021: Conference at Laurel Manor, Livonia, Michigan

In Partnership With


Conference Chair
Warren Peterson
United Technical Solutions
Technical Chair
Menachem Kimchi
OSU Material Sciences and Engineering
Donnie Crist
RoMan Manufacturing

Tyler Alexander
CenterLine Ltd.

The Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) is the premier technical conference dedicated to bringing experts together to discuss state-of-the-art welding and joining technologies for the automotive, transportation, and light manufacturing industries. SMWC also provides important opportunities for engineers and researchers from manufacturers, suppliers, universities, and research institutes to network and meet experts in the field of welding. SMWC XIX will emphasize recent developments in welding and joining solutions that enable new generations of vehicle design and construction. You are invited to submit technical papers for presentation at this conference.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fusion Welding and Brazing (Resistance, Arc, Laser and others)
  • Solid-State Joining
  • Mechanical Fastening
  • Adhesive Bonding
  • Hybrid Joining Methods
  • Weld Inspection and Repair
  • Welding & Joining Process Simulation
  • Vehicle Performance Simulation & Assessment
  • Joining Challenges for Electric Vehicles
  • Joining of Advanced Steels
  • Joining of Lightweight Materials
  • Joining of Dissimilar Materials
  • Materials and Weldability
  • Non-sheet-metal Automotive Joining
  • Joining Tooling & Equipment
  • Welding Process Monitoring & Control
  • Joining of Copper and its Alloys
  • Joining for Electric Powertrain       

Note: The conference will be preceded by a one-day tutorial workshop at ABB Robotics U.S. Headquarters and customer center, located at 1250 Brown Rd., Auburn Hills, Michigan. Registration will begin at 9:30AM followed by the tutorial at 10:00AM. 

We invite your company to be part of our Vendor Display on November 3, 2021. Click here to view our Vendor Display invitation which includes benefits, pricing, and contact information.

If you’re an author and you have any questions related to paper submission, please contact: Menachem Kimchi, Technical Chair, The Ohio State University,

A single complimentary admission to the conference is available for each presented paper.

If your abstract has previously been accepted for this conference and you would like to submit your paper for the 2021 conference, please email them to