2024 International Seminar & Conference

18-20 September 2024, Shanghai, China



The rapid development of electric vehicles (EVs) is reshaping the automotive industry. The transition to E-mobility poses new challenges for the welding and joining of battery cells, modules, and packs, as well as electric motors and power electronics. The need for reducing CO2 emissions and improving vehicle performance has promoted the application of lightweight materials such as higher-strength steels, aluminum alloys, die-cast aluminum, and dissimilar materials.

These trends require new developments and the production of more advanced materials with higher strength-to-weight ratios, and also have complicated the welding and joining processes requiring more intelligent welding process optimizations and sophisticated weld quality assurance.

To keep up to date with technology advancements in the field of resistance welding and mechanical joining, and to provide an opportunity for industrialists and welding specialists to share their expertise, experiences, and outlooks at an international level, a series of biennial international seminars has been organized by SWANTEC since 2000 in collaborations with various co-organizing partners alternatively in Europe, North America, and Asia. The 11th seminar will be held in 2024 in Shanghai, China.

All are welcome to join the conference.



• E-Mobility transformations and its challenges in welding and joining.
• Light-weight designs and assemblies with AHSS, die-casting aluminum, and dissimilar materials.
• Welding and joining of battery cells, modules, and packs.
• Welding and joining of powertrain and power electronics.
• Digitalization of welding, simulations, digital twins, and AI.
• Welding process monitoring and weld quality inspections.
• Welding equipment, machines, and adaptive controls.
• Electrode materials, tip dressing, and tooling techniques.
• Mechanical joining (SPR and clinching) and hybrid joining techniques.



All papers and presentations will be in English.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of abstract:
    31 May 2024
  • Deadline for submission of full paper:
    31 July 2024
  • Conference dates:
    18-20 September 2024

Conference location:

Platinum Hanjue Hotel (Shanghai)
No.1577 Humin Road
Minhang District, Shanghai, China
上海市闵行区沪闵路 1577 号

Phone: +86 21 3185 8888

History of the conference

  • 1st – October 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2nd – November 2002 Aachen, Germany
  • 3rd – November 2004 Berlin, Germany
  • 4th – November 2006 Wels, Austria
  • 5th – September 2008 Toronto, Canada
  • 6th – September 2010 Hamburg, Germany
  • 7th – September 2012 Busan, Korea
  • 8th – September 2014 Baveno, Italy
  • 9th – April 2016 Miami, USA
  • 10th – September 2018 Esslingen, Germany