Thursday, 5th September

Here you can find more information about the keynotes of the individual Founding Partners.

Jörg Lehnhäuser


Welding for Rockstars!

In a live performance referencing to well-known rock songs, the keynote demonstrates the beauty of cobot welding – made for welders, not for programmers – and welding with state-of-the-art fume extraction torches in manual, semi-automatic and automated applications. All this considering the shortage of qualified welders. More than welding for future generations: save • easy • amazing. Let´s rock the welding industry!

Stephan Pittner


Future trends in automated welding: innovations and developments 

This presentation will look at the latest global trends and innovations in welding technology. From advanced welding processes to fully automated solutions and digital technologies –we take a look at the developments that are changing the general industry. Find out how new technologies such as digitalization and AI are increasing the efficiency and quality of welding production and what prospects they offer.

Sascha Lehfeld 


DINSE PlusLine: New level for manual welding

How the new manual welding torches of the series 304 and 330 from DINSE raise the bar for performance and impress with ergonomics at their best. Key aspects:

  • Product development
  • Optimized Premium torch technology, advantages and USPs
  • Innovative, robust and ergonomic handle design

Michael Jürgens


DIX FD 300: Front drive for hollow wrist robots

How the new DINSE front drive convinces with powerful wire feeding technology and sophisticated details in the construction for flawless welding results. Key aspects:

  • Design and construction
  • Singe-feed system / Push-Push technology

Harald Scherleitner 


LIVE Podcast: Is sustainable welding a buzzword, or a topic for the future?

In times of increasing climate change and the growing shortage of resources, conversations and discussions are becoming more and more emotional. Claiming that our products are sustainable is one thing - proving it is another.

We at Fronius are committed to providing this proof, which is why we have been dedicated to this topic for some time and have taken a closer look at our products. In a live episode of our Welding Insights podcast, Harald Scherleitner will join us to discuss our findings and their implications for our products, our customers, and sustainability in welding overall.

Manfred Könning


Topic: Let's get rid of the welding fume at the source

It is not primarily about complying with any legal requirements but rather about offering our qualified welders a good working environment and clean air at the workplace.

By specifically selecting welding parameters, filler materials, and shielding gas, the generation of welding fume can already be reduced. This is important, but it is not enough on its own.

To prevent the spread of welding fumes, effective extraction starts right at the point of origin or in its immediate vicinity. This presentation will show what is possible according to current findings, but also what needs to be considered.

Dr.-Ing. Simon Jahn


The dangers of hand-held laser welding

Mark Douglass

Lincoln Electric

The Beat of New Technologies: WireArc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)

WireArc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) has held promise for manufacturing large-scale metal components ever since AM came on the scene. While WAAM has actually been used for decadesm though flying under the radar, advancements in computers, robotics and automation are opening up opportunities to use technology today. Lincoln Electric is leading the way and delivering on the promise of WAAM in real-world applications. 

LIVE Podcast: Igor the Welder x Frederic Lanz & Björn Kemper



Frederic Lanz


Björn Kemper


Friday, 6th September

Here you can find more information about the keynotes of the individual Founding Partners.

Thomas Hold

Voelstalpine Böhler

Is AI and Automation transforming a solid craftmanship?

The integration of welding automation, robotics, and AI is potentially reshaping the welding industry.
While the presents challenges, such as the need for significant upskilling, it also offers opportunities for improved safety, productivity, and job satisfaction. 
Welders who adapt to these changes by acquiring new technical skills will find themselves in a strong position within the evolving landscape of modern welding and manufacturing.
So let´s find out what is in for you between the poles of craftsmanship and artificial intelligence.

Tobias Zipperer



We are going to take a look at some of the crucial tasks in weld seam preparation and processing. 
We‘ll discuss the biggest challenges in these operations and how modern tooling solutions can help to overcome these challenges. 
This will include a look at a new tool drive system with pioneering productivity and our champions for grinding. 
We‘ll show tools in action and how you can unlock the next level of weld seam preparation and processing to boost your productivity.

Jens Bergbom


Axel Luft


Highly Productive e-Mobility Welding Applications

The current trend in laser applications in electromobility is towards higher productivity and therefore shorter cycle times. Electric cars and fuel cell applications will increase, and furthermore, these applications involve large amounts of laser welding seams.

When laser welding battery trays, the welding speed can be increased by adding an oscillation function and using a smaller laser spot with tactile welding optics and filler wire. For other applications without additional wire, Scansonic has developed a new, very compact scanner optic "Fast Component Welding Head". This pre-focused, very precise scanner head with a fast Z-shifter enables oscillations or "jumps" with a frequency of over 1 kHz. It is designed in two directions - for single-mode lasers and multi-mode multi-kW lasers and offers various magnifications between 2.9 and 6.0.

The productivity of a laser welding station is often limited by the welding speed. If the required cycle time was not achieved, complete lines had to be doubled or multiplied. With FCW optics, it is now possible to add and arrange several heads (and lasers) within a laser station, depending on the application. This is relevant, for example, for fuel cells, chillers, busbar and hairpin welding.
The presentation explains the optics and shows application examples.

But even a single FCW head offers advantages for fast applications with high acceleration due to its small size, low weight and accuracy.

Bergmann Steffen has developed a new laser welding system for welding battery modules with cylindrical or prismatic battery cells. A triangulation sensor measures the position of contacts and batteries and sends the data to the clamping device and the FCW head. Two independent and alternating clamps clamp contacts and batteries, and the FCW welding head, driven by an additional linear axis, welds the contacts "on the fly".

The welding station will be described in more detail during the presentation.

Simon Opper

Universal Robots

Topic: Cobot Welding - experience multiple possibilities and solutions to automate welding tasks

Universal Robots pioneered the development of cobot welding in close cooperation with partners over the last few years.

Today there are multiple solutions available, that can be quickly deployed, are easy to program and flexible to weld all sorts of parts.

Cobot Welding will help to boost productivity, quality and consistency while enhancing skilled welders' capabilities and well-being.

We will show case this to you by demonstrating multiple cases from customers who already do cobot welding.

Nils Kühle

FSK Industries



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