As the use of friction stir welding (FSW) continues to grow, the 11th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium, which takes place in Cambridge on 17-19 May 2016, provides the opportunity to meet leading authorities on FSW from around the world.
Hosted by TWI Ltd, where FSW was invented in 1991, the Symposium offers researchers, practitioners, customers and suppliers to participate in the largest FSW event in 2016.
Topics covered will include:
- New developments in processes and control
- Improved tool technology
- High-temperature materials
- Fundamentals and modelling
- Metallurgical characteristics
- Mechanical properties
- Dissimilar materials joining
- Industrial applications
- Friction stir spot welding.
We are now inviting paper submissions for the 2016 Symposium.
Papers are expected to describe new developments in science, technology, applications, industrialisation, performance, quality, design or any other topic relevant to the advancement of FSW. This can also include progress at an incremental level as well as more spectacular advances.
Please submit an extended abstract of ~ 500 words before the submission deadline of 30 October 2015.
The abstract must show the full title of the paper, names, affiliations, email addresses and full mailing addresses of all the authors and the requested presentation mode (oral or poster). As the official language of the symposium is English, all papers must be written in English. The abstract must clearly present background, objectives, methodology and results on a sound basis (innovative case studies, research data, practical experiences, investigations, etc.).
Authors will be expected to attend the event and present their papers themselves. The author who will present the paper at the Symposium should be clearly indicated. Each leading author may submit no more than three abstracts.
As well as the usual scrutiny for paper quality, the main criteria for acceptance will be:
- Clear evidence of progress in some aspect of friction stir welding or related technologies
- Work of industrial or academic relevance
- Mostly unpublished work.
We will feedback a decision about submissions no later than 15 January 2016. If your paper is accepted we will require it by 1 April 2016 at the latest.
For more information please visit the event website www.fswsymposium.co.uk or contact us.