Thu, 19 September, 2019
A delegation of PhD students, doctors and professors from Imperial College London headed by Dr Jun Jiang visited TWI’s headquarters near Cambridge on 13th September, 2019.
The visitors were from the Metal Forming Group and have a strong background in metal forming processes, with a particular interest in additive manufacturing, bonding processes and rolling processes.
The delegation were met by industry group manager, Fred Delany who took them on a tour of the facilities.
While covering a range of topics, the tour included a strong emphasis on state-of-the-art techniques in additive manufacturing and friction stir welding. There was also a presentation by principal project leader Tom Pinto on electron beam additive manufacturing and an introduction to the TWI library services from information services section manager Paul Jones.
The visitors were also given an insight into the benefits of Professional Membership of The Welding Institute, including access to cutting edge technical information, while also supporting career development and providing a network of fellow professionals.
TWI has worked closely with Imperial College London in the past, including on hot form quenching, which was developed by Imperial College. The hot form quenching technique was used in combination with friction stir welding for a TWI project for the Morgan Motor Company to optimise the structural design of their vehicles.