The 3rd International Linear Friction Welding Seminar held at TWI's facilities in Cambridge last week (19 March 2015) was a huge success, with feedback from delegates on the quality of presentations extremely positive, and excellent attendee engagement.� �
The seminar, the leading event in its field worldwide, brought together aerospace companies, machine builders, universities and research and technology organisations to share linear friction welding developments.
With sessions on equipment development, industrial development and R&D work, the free seminar attracted 65 attendees and saw almost 30 companies and organisations represented from across eight countries.
Session one on equipment development saw presentations from:
- Jeff Fletcher - MTI
- Nick Edge - KUKA UK
- Nicolas Piolle - ACB.
Speakers on the industrial development of linear friction welding at the second session included:
- Dan Graham - GKN
- Hironori Okauchi - KHI
- Tristan Crawford - Constellium
- Daira Legzdina - Honeywell; and Clement Buhr - Cranfield University, who shared their presentation.
The final session of the day concentrated on R&D work with presentations from:
- TWI's Bert Flipo
- Bryan Humphreys - CAV Aerospace, about the TiFAB project
- Anthony McAndrew - Cranfield University.
The seminar concluded with a demonstration in TWI's friction laboratory.
Delegates also enjoyed a pre-seminar dinner at St Catherine's College, Cambridge held on 18 March.
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