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TWI/EWI Aerospace Conference

Tenth International TWI / EWI Conference on
Joining of Aerospace Materials
Rolls-Royce Plc, Derby, UK

22-23 September 2021

This conference follows on from the previous successful events at Rolls-Royce (Derby, UK), Lockheed Martin (Denver, USA), Volvo Aero (Bokenas, Sweden), Airbus (Toulouse, France), GE Aviation (Cincinnati, USA), MTU (Munich, Germany), Boeing (Seattle, USA), ESA, (Noordwijk, The Netherlands) and Moog (Buffalo, USA) in previous years. It will concentrate on joining requirements and technologies for the aerospace industry, and feature presentations in the field of welding & joining developments for fuselage materials (metallic and non-metallic),  welding developments for engine materials, Additive Manufacturing developments, coatings developments, developments in Non-Destructive Inspection and innovative technologies for future aircraft. 

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Key dates
20 April 2020 Registration opens

20 April 2020 

Hotel booking opens

1 July 2020 Hotel booking cut off deadline
6 July 2020 Authors send in final papers
23-24 September 2020 Conference 
23 September 2020 Conference dinner
24 September 2020 Tour of Rolls-Royce Rotatives Technology Centre


A 300 word abstract should be submitted by 28 February 2020 at the latest. The offer of a paper is taken to imply that an author will be fully funded and therefore able to attend and present the work. Papers accepted for presentation will be emailed as a set of pre-prints to all participants. Accepted papers should not exceed 10 slides of A4 text, including tables and illustrations and must reach TWI by 6 July 2020.

The deadline for abstract submission is 28 February 2020.

A decision about submissions will be fed back no later than 3 April 2020.

All papers and presentations must be written in English.

Submit Your Abstract
The event will be held at The Learning and Development Centre, Rolls-Royce Plc in Derby, UK.

The closest airports to Derby are:

  • East Midlands Airport (9.1 miles)
  • Birmingham (34.4 miles)
  • Manchester (45.3 miles)
  • Derby train station is a 2 minute walk to the designated hotels and the train journey takes 1.5 hours from London St Pancras Station.

    There will be a free coach provided to take delegates to and from the venue every day.

TWI has arranged for an allocation of 80 rooms between 2 hotels in Derby

  • 40 rooms at £93 per night are at the Hallmark Midland
  • Code to quote when booking is TWIL220920
  • Telephone number: 0330 0283405
  • 40 rooms at £72 per night are at the Hallmark Derby Inn
  • Code to quote when booking your room is TWIL220920_001
  • Telephone number: 030 028 3425
  • These hotels are opposite each other close to the railway station
  • The cut off date for booking hotels at those rates is 1st July 2020
  • If rooms are still available after 1st July, the rates will be honoured
A dinner will be held at the Learning Development Centre on 23rd September at 19.00 hours.
A tour of the Rolls-Royce Rotatives Technology Centre has been organised on 24th September.

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