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News in Brief - January/February 2008

Connect, no. 152, January/February 2008, p.7

TWI/EWI seminar on 'Joining of aerospace materials' - call for papers

This seminar, to be held in Toulouse, France in October 2008, follows on from the successful events at Rolls-Royce (Derby, UK), Lockheed Martin (Denver, USA) and Volvo Aero (Bokenäs, Sweden) in previous years, and concentrates on joining requirements and technologies purely for the aerospace industry. The programme will include presentations in the fields of Materials and Processes, Applications and Repair, Inspection and New Developments.

A 300 word synopsis should be forwarded to contactus@twi.co.uk. More details of the event are available from this website.

TWI Technology Awareness Day - exclusive to TWI Industrial Members

Exploiting TWI's technologies to improve productivity and reduce cost through the product life cycle.
Tuesday 13 May 2008 at TWI Ltd, Great Abington.

Following the successful first Technology Awareness Day in 2005, our second Technology Awareness Day is dedicated to TWI's Processes Groups and their latest technology developments. This event presents a unique opportunity for TWI Members to get an update on the most recent advances in joining process research and to learn how these developments could reduce manufacturing costs and optimise productivity.

Precision power beams - an opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art

Tuesday 1 April 2008 at TWI, Great Abington.

Precision power beams are used increasingly in medical device manufacture and the electronics, aerospace and automotive sectors. Advantages include higher productivity, better quality and cost effectiveness. This event is a unique opportunity to explore the capabilities of advanced precision electron beam and laser beam facilities for joining, surface modification, deposition and materials processing.

For further information please contact contactus@twi.co.uk.

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contactus@twi.co.uk