Lincoln Electric recently hosted some of the most prominent metal fabricators in the racing industry during the annual Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar at its Cleveland world headquarters.

Welding experts shared the latest advancements in materials and welding procedures in motorsports during the conference on Dec. 1-2.

Representatives from NASCAR, IndyCar, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), off-road racing, aviation, and other related industries gathered for lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training.

Through the company’s long association with the motorsports industry, Lincoln Electric engineers and designers have found that the most common fabricating challenges are related to welding titanium, chrome-moly, Inconel alloys, and aluminum. The company’s comprehensive understanding of these and other specialty metals benefits the industry by providing racing teams, manufacturers, and industry associations with the welding expertise to make cars that are not only more competitive but also safer to drive. The Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar allows Lincoln Electric to share this expertise with industry-leading fabricators.

Speakers at the 2015 Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar included Karl Hoes, a welding instructor at Lincoln Electric since 2003, Wyatt Swaim, known throughout the world as one of the leading experts in the TIG welding industry, Dennis Klingman, who retired as Director of Technical Training at Lincoln Electric in 2009, and Dr. Scott Helzer, who has more than two decades of diversified welding experience and has been an AWS member for 24 years.