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News in brief - November/December 2002

Connect, no. 121, November/December 2002, p.8

Certification Scheme for Welding and Inspection Personnel

The website for CSWIP has recently been updated. Look on to keep up to date with current requirements documents (all of which can be downloaded), Frequently Asked Questions and links to other information.

Joints in high temperature alloys

A one-day meeting is to be held at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on 20 November 2002. It will focus on the joining of materials in high temperature power plant and aerospace applications. Programme queries to Professor Bhadedshia at Cambridge University. E-mail: Payment queries to Mrs Mal Shelley at the IOM3. E-mail:

2 nd Technical Meeting of the Institute of Rail Welding

'Current and future trends in flash butt welding of rails' is the subject of the second technical meeting of the IoRW. It will be held on Wednesday 27 November 2002 at the NEC in Birmingham alongside the Railtex exhibition. Presentations by key members of the rail industry will be given on developments in Flash Butt and Mobile Flash Butt Welding; current and future use of these processes for rail welding and a comparison of welding techniques. Further information may be obtained from Rachel Wall at TWI. E-mail:

International Institute of Welding

The 2003 Annual Assembly of the IIW will be held in Bucharest, Romania 6-11 July 2003 hosted by ISIM Timisoara, the National Research and Development Institute for Welding and Material Testing. An international conference will also be held alongside the Annual Assembly on Welded Construction for Urban Infrastructure.

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