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News in Brief - March/April 2005

Connect, no. 135, March/April 2005, p.7

Nominations invited

The Council of The Welding Institute are now inviting nominations for TWI's premier awards to be presented at the AGM on 22 June 2005. They recognise the individual achievements of those working in welding, joining and associated technologies.

The awards are:
Brooker Medal
Lidstone Medal
Lillicrap Medal
Distinguished Service Award
Honorary Fellowship

Proposers should use the form and nominations must be received by John Loader by 29 March 2005. E-mail: john.loader@twi.co.uk

Weld Integrity: corrosion, inspection and assessment 'Present knowledge and future solutions' Two-day conference and small, focused exhibition

4-5 April 2006, Manchester Conference Centre.

The conference will consider the corrosion issues associated with weldments influencing fabrication restrictions, impact of environment on defect development, defect identification sizing and location, assessment for safe operation and operational limits of application for welded components. This will be of direct relevance to people with responsibility for fabrication, operation, maintenance and asset management of plant and equipment comprising carbon steels(eg preferential weldment corrosion), corrosion resistant alloys (eg. stress corrosion cracking, localised corrosion), corrosion of solid phase welds (eg light alloys and high temperature alloys), and corrosion associated with dissimilar metal joints.

For more details and registration of interest in presenting and attending, contact James Marrow. E-mail: james.marrow@Manchester.ac.uk

Make it with Lasers workshop: Laser materials processing in aerospace and precision manufacturing

27 April 2005, Rolls Royce, Derby

This event will explore the possibilities of improving productivity through laser technology and will assess the benefits arising from enhanced product quality and performance. It will also identify new manufacturing opportunities and solutions and enable delegates to interact with engineers experienced in laser manufacturing. It will be of interest to senior managers, design, development and production engineers, marketing and quality managers. For more information and enrolment details, contact Abi Lowther at TWI. E-mail: abi.lowther@twi.co.uk

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