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International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding - June 2018

Fri, 16 March, 2018

Exciting and innovative developments in the application of friction stir welding (FSW) will be the focus of the upcoming international Symposium which takes place in Canada in June. 

Co-ordinated by TWI and supported by the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi the event opens on Tuesday 26 June with almost 90 papers scheduled to be presented in oral sessions across three days. The event also includes poster presentations, user meetings, an exhibition area, a social evening, and an industrial visit on 29 June. 

The technical programme, with full details of each technical session is now available to download in PDF format.

Download technical programme

The Symposium is the world’s largest FSW event and provides a unique opportunity for the FSW community to hear from top industrial experts and academics, and network with leading authorities on FSW including researchers, practitioners, customers and suppliers from around the world.


Registration for the Symposium is still open. The registration fee is £500 per delegate and includes: 

  • full set of proceedings
  • refreshments
  • lunches
  • an evening cruise along one of the longest fjords in the world

The fee will increase to £525 for registrations received after Friday 11 May. 

Register here

About Friction Stir Welding 

Invented by Wayne Thomas at TWI in 1991, FSW 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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Friction Stir Welding - Benefits for industry event

15 May 2018

TWI Technology Centre Yorkshire

This industrially-focused event offers a unique opportunity to witness FSW in action through live demonstrations. 

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