In Japan the well-attended seminars on ‘Qualification of materials and welds for harsh environments’ addressed the challenges arising from aggressive environments, particularly the effects of hydrogen on the degradation of materials. This subject is applicable to industry sectors concerned with the future hydrogen economy in the development of engineering solutions for the production, transport and storage of hydrogen.
Dr Steve Shi, TWI Group Manager Materials, along with TWI experts Fred Delany, Dave Harvey and Lei Xu made several presentations on the issues engineers face when selecting materials and welding fabrication methods for challenging environments including extreme pressures and temperatures. Other presentations included updates on fatigue design for welded structures, arc based 3D printing and new surface engineering projects. A guest speaker from OTC Daihen presented advances in GMA process for sheet metal joining.
The seminars, which took place in Tokyo on 29 November and Kobe on 1 December, also marked the 25th anniversary of TWI’s association with our Japan agent, UK Dodwell. TWI’s Dr Graham Wylde, who has a long association with Japanese industry which spans 25 years, presented a commemorative plaque in recognition of UK Dodwell’s long-standing support to TWI in Japan.
In China the TWI-organised seminar on ‘Advanced Materials, welding and surfacing technologies’ introduced our latest technologies to more than 90 people from across 60 different companies.
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