Connect, no.78, July/August 1996
The new Arc Welding Demonstration Centre at TWI, Abington was opened on Wednesday 22 May 1996 by Allan Smith CBE, FEng, Managing Director of the Facilities Management Division of Babcock International Group PLC at Rosyth Royal Dockyard.
The latest of a series of Demonstration Centres operating under the Joining Forces programme, it features state-of-the-art equipment donated by Programme Partners. The Centre and all the equipment it contains are available for use by companies wishing to undertake proving trials, training or subcontract work by either their own staff or the experts at TWI.
Having access to a centre containing such a wide variety of equipment is of great help to companies trying to decide the best way to effect changes in their manufacturing process. Such demo centres are designed to provide an understanding of both business and technical issues.
In his speech, Allan Smith applauded the trend towards meeting the needs of smaller companies and said: 'A total approach involving industry, research, manufacturers and end users places this facility at the forefront of best practice and promises a major contribution to our industry. I congratulate TWI and the support companies in this extremely important initiative'.
For further details of the Arc Welding Demonstration Centre, contact Information Services