Paper submissions are now invited for the next international symposium on friction stir welding (FSW), with extended abstracts of ~500 words due by the submission deadline of 30 October 2015.
Papers must describe new developments in science, technology, applications, industrialisation, performance, quality, design or any other topic relevant to the advancement of FSW. Papers describing advanced or incremental progress are welcome.
Papers should be presented by the leading author at the symposium, which takes place at TWI's state-of-the-art facilities on 17-19 May 2016. Each leading author may submit no more than three abstracts.
A full guide on paper submissions is available here but key points for authors to include are:
- the full title of the paper, names, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses of the authors, and requested presentation method - either oral or post - must be shown
- all papers must be in English, the official language of the symposium
- the abstract must present background, objectives, methodology and results on a sound basis (innovative case studies, research data, practical experiences, investigations, etc).
The criteria for papers include:
- evidence of progress in some aspect of FSW or related technologies
- relevance to industry or academia
- mostly unpublished work.
Authors will be told by 15 January 2016 whether their submissions are successful, with papers required by 1 April 2016.
To submit an abstract please click here.
FSW was invented by TWI in 1991. The company has since made major advancements in the technology, and continues to make significant developments.
TWI is based just outside Cambridge, a city made famous by its world-leading university. With its historic centre, excellent restaurants and entertainment, and picturesque streets and spaces, Cambridge is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world.
The symposium provides a platform for international engineering professionals to network, present research, and share industrial applications and innovations in the field of FSW, and offers delegates an unrivalled opportunity to meet world-leading authorities on FSW including, researchers, practitioners, customers and suppliers.
For more details please visit the symposium website here.