We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and, like us, are all set to get back to work. With the last of the turkey polished off and the decorations coming down, it is time to look ahead into 2018, and we are sure you are already planning for the year ahead with your own set of ‘business resolutions.’
As ever, TWI will continue to offer support and independent expertise to our 1800 Industrial Member companies in over 70 countries - while building on the successes of last year – but what does this mean in practice?
This all depends on which industry sectors you are involved in – be it Aerospace, Defence, Transport, Power, Oil and Gas, Medical, or Electronics and Sensors.
For example, our Aerospace work will see TWI continue to build on developments in Friction Welding, which saw us showcase the world’s largest Linear Friction Welded component – a 2.5 metre aluminium wing rib for commercial aircraft.
Elsewhere, in the Automotive industry, exciting developments in autonomous vehicles look set to be big news in 2018, while Additive Manufacturing will continue to find a growing number of applications across a variety of industry sectors.
Meanwhile, the Oil and Gas sector will continue to be of great importance, as TWI’s experts continue to provide life extension advice for existing assets as just one of the many services on offer in this area.
With the environment being a big priority for people around the world, TWI will also be assisting with Renewable Energy initiatives to help deliver the next generation of power solutions.
We are acutely aware of the need for high-value, high-performance solutions with a long life expectancy at a reduced cost so, whatever industry you work within, TWI will seek to provide industrial drivers to help you reach your goals.
Whether it is working with large structures such as buildings and bridges, or smaller-sized developments in welded connections for batteries, sensors, or medical technology, TWI will seek to stay on the cutting edge throughout 2018.
Alongside our innovative work in these areas, TWI is also dedicated to advancing the next generation of experts through our global training programmes, which see around 25,000 students trained every year in welding and inspection technologies.
In addition, TWI will continue to expand our collaborative work with our partners within the TWI Innovation Network, including Lloyd’s Register Foundation and BP, leading universities and academic institutions.
As ever, all of this work will be completed in tandem with the professional institution, The Welding Institute, who continue to serve a separate membership of 6000 individuals.
These plans are just the tip of the iceberg for TWI’s business resolutions in 2018 and we are looking forward to sharing more success stories with you throughout the year.
For more information on how TWI can help your business in 2018, please Contact Us.