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ITER Exclusive Webinar

Webinars 17 May 2021

ITER Exclusive Webinar:
Emerging Coating and Surface Engineering Techniques at TWI to Support Next-Generation Manufacturing and Repair/Remanufacturing

Webinar time: 3pm CEST/2pm BST(UK)

Surface engineering can enhance structures, not only providing protection from in-service degradation (abrasion, erosion, corrosion, fatigue initiation, etc), but unlocking the potential to create multi-material, multi-functional components. Perhaps one of the best-known examples is the use of thermal barrier coatings in aero engines, where ceramic coatings enable turbine blades to operate in an environment that is above the melting point of the base superalloy substrate.

This webinar will update ITER staff on some of the latest surface engineering advancements being worked on at TWI, showing how coatings and surface treatments can be used to enhance lifetime, create functional surfaces and repair/remanufacture components. The presentation will cover how advanced coating techniques can address diverse challenges such as high integrity corrosion mitigation, demanding erosion environments and help manage thermal and/or electrical loads. Deposition techniques will also be discussed in the context of their use for supporting advanced fabrication, including dissimilar metal joining and additive manufacture.

Continuing Professional Development 

TWI awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of a webinar will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact Becki Parratt if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.  

Meet the team

Henry Begg - Section Manager - Surface, Corrosion and Interface Engineering

Henry Begg

Section Manager - Surface, Corrosion and Interface Engineering

Henry joined TWI as a Project Leader in 2013 having completed a PhD on the processing of advanced aluminium alloys. Since joining, he has managed a range of R&D activities relating to coatings and surface engineering across a diverse set of industry sectors. For the past three years, he has led the surface engineering team and has recently also taken management responsibility for the electrochemical corrosion and permeation testing activities at TWI.

Surface engineering activities at TWI span a broad range of process technologies and applications, from thin, functional coatings that create repellent surfaces, right up to thick weld overlays for heavy-duty industrial service. The surface engineering team has a particular focus on thermal and cold spray technology, providing support to industry across a wide range of TRL/MRL levels. They assist TWI members in developing new materials and processes, providing characterisation and performance testing in bespoke environments and supporting the automation and coating of large demonstrator components.

Guy Hughes - Project Manager

Guy Hughes

Project Manager

Guy Hughes graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1986 with a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering. He immediately joined the RAF as an Engineer Officer, specialising in radio communications, covering submarines to satellites, radar and cryptographic systems.  

After 16 years' service Guy left the RAF to work in aerospace and defence sectors as a programme and project manager. Initially for Thales, then INSYS (subsequently Lockheed Martin UK) as well as managing projects for the MoD and other governmental departments. 

Guy then spent seven years at Mott MacDonald and a further three years at Sepura as a project manager. He delivered command and control and secure radio systems for all three emergency services in the UK.

Guy is a PRINCE2 practitioner and an experienced project manager in both governmental and commercial environments. He joined TWI in September 2015 as part of the CPM team, ultimately providing project management support for the organisation. 

For more information please email:


contactus@twi.co.uk