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News in brief - January/February 1999


Connect, January/February 1999

2nd TWI/EWI International Workshop on Joining of Aerospace Materials

This event will be held on 24-25 March 1999 in Denver, Colorado. It follows the first successful meeting held in 1997 at Rolls Royce, Derby where a range of topics were discussed including laser and friction stir welding, new aluminium alloys, metallic and composite structures. This second event will provide further detail on these and other topics from leading industrialists in the field. The meeting is being held at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver where there will be an opportunity to see some of the launch vehicles being built. Numbers for this event will be limited and attendance will be by invitation only.

3rd WJS National Conference

Following successful events in the past two years, the third WJS Conference will be held on 9-10 June 1999 at TWI, Great Abington. The theme of the event will be standards and directives.

A detailed programme and event enrolment form will be available in the New Year.

The Ron Halmshaw Award

Ian Munns, a staff member in the Structural Integrity Department at TWI, is one of the recipients of this prestigious award given by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing for the best paper to appear in Insight during 1997. Ian and co-authors A B Wooldridge, Bob Chapman, Graham Woodcock and George Georgiou were given the award for their paper Reliability of radiography for detection of planar manufacturing defects in thick-section welds which was published in March 1997.

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