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News in brief - November/December 2001

Connect, no. 115, November/December 2001, p.8

Low cost welding

The Tyneside Welding Training Centre at Hebburn (a partnership between South Tyneside College and TWI) is holding a free two-day exhibition on 5 and 6 December 2001 promoting low cost welding related equipment and consumables. This event, part of the TWI Joining Forces-North East Technology Transfer Programme, involves over twenty of the UK's leading suppliers who will demonstrate inexpensive methods of improving productivity and reducing costs. There will also be presentations and clinics held during the two days. More information from Carol Fielding. E-mail:

6 th Annual WJS Conference

In response to the success of the conference in 1999, the subject of the 2002 conference is Comply or die! - an update on directives and standards . It will be held at TWI, Great Abington on 22 and 23 May 2002 and will consist of presentations from leading speakers in the welding industry, open forum sessions and an exhibition. Further details will be available in the New Year.

For more information please email: