TWI, where friction stir welding was first invented, plays host to the next International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding (FSW) at its new state-of-the-art facilities near Cambridge, UK later this year.
Organised on behalf of the Friction Stir Welding Licensees Association by TWI, the symposium is held every two years, rotating around the major FSW user grouping of America, Europe and Asia.
It presents an unrivalled opportunity to meet leading authorities on FSW including, researchers, practitioners, customers and suppliers from around the world. Attendance at the symposium provides an opportunity to hear the latest developments in this technology from speakers who are regarded as world authorities in the subject, and to discuss various topics with them.
Registration has now opened for the upcoming symposium, which takes place on the 17-19 May.
Early registration is £475 per delegate and £450 for authors (one author discount per paper). After Friday 1 April 2016 all registrations will increase to £500 per delegate.
As spaces are limited, early registration is strongly advised.
There are a limited number of low-cost registrations (£300) for research students who orally present original work at the symposium, while student delegates qualify for a discounted enrolment fee of £350.
The fee includes:
- set of proceedings
- industrial visit on Friday 20 May
- symposium dinner at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on Wednesday 18 May
- transport from designated hotels and Cambridge city centre to symposium and dinner
To register please visit the symposium website.
FSW, invented by Wayne Thomas at TWI in 1991, overcomes many of the problems associated with traditional joining techniques. FSW is a solid-state process which produces welds of high quality in difficult-to-weld materials such as aluminium, and is fast becoming the process of choice for manufacturing lightweight transport structures such as boats, trains and aeroplanes.
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