Novel developments in the evolution and application of friction stir welding will be the focus of the Tenth International Friction Stir Welding Symposium to be held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing from 20-22 May 2014.
The Symposium provides a unique opportunity for the friction stir welding community to experience China's rapid adoption of the technology first-hand, and to meet leading authorities including researchers, practitioners, industrial users and suppliers from around the world.
Co-ordinated by TWI, the Symposium will be the friction stir welding event for 2014, presenting world-leading research and applications news from top industrial and academic experts. The event will feature over 80 papers in oral sessions as well as a series of poster presentations.
China is now one of friction stir welding's largest users, and exploitation of the technology continues to grow in this country and across the globe. The demand for friction stir, now a mature process for joining aluminium, is accelerating at an enormous rate as the technology progresses in its applicability for many other engineering alloys. Numerous organisations are already benefiting from its economic advantages.
To download the complete Symposium programme with details of each technical session, please click here.