TWI expert on thermoplastics joining and welding, Dr Farshad Salamat-Zadeh, spoke at the LIGHTer International Conference held in Gothenberg, Sweden last month.
The main theme of the conference was 'future lightweight solutions for multi-sectorial industrial use', with the conference focusing on four different approaches concerning lightweight solutions.
Dr Salamat-Zadeh, a Chartered Polymer and Adhesive Engineer, spoke during a session dedicated to lightweight design by multi-material solutions, delivering a presentation on 'Welding of moulded plastic components best practice and assessment of joint integrity.'
The conference, organised by LIGHTer, a cross-industry lightweight arena which creates competitiveness for Swedish industry, provided a good opportunity for TWI to share the results of some of the research it has been carrying out in improving joining and inspection of plastics, and to promote its training courses in plastics welding to an international audience.
Technology and training in welding polymers
TWI offers a number of services relating to the welding of polymers, including testing, training, equipment and expert advice.
The Welding of Moulded Plastics Components course was developed as a result of TWI's work for the automotive industry reviewing welding procedures and design guidelines for moulded plastic components to guard against failure in service. This training course offers guidance and best practice on welding techniques and is suitable for those working in high-tech industries such as automotive, medical and domestic appliance, where there is a requirement for the design of complex systems involving parts to be welded.
For more information about TWI's work in polymer welding, or to enquire about training courses please contact Dr Farshad Salamat-Zadeh on +44(0)1223 899552.