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TWI China Holds Materials, Joining and Manufacturing Event

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Wed, 11 December, 2019

TWI China held an annual seminar on advanced materials, joining and manufacturing technologies in Chongqing, China.

Taking place on 26-27 November 2019, the seminar was co-hosted by TWI Industrial Member company, Chongqing Optical Mechanical Research Institute (COMRI)

TWI was represented at the seminar by industrial membership director Steve Shi, power equipment and infrastructure group manager Chris Punshon, TWI China programme manager Lei Xu, Makhzan Mirza from TWI South East Asia training and examination and Shanshan Sun and Jian Wu from the TWI China office.

The first day opened with a series of welcome speeches before a presentation of what’s new at TWI. Following these introductions there was a talk on ‘electromagnetic pulse welding technology and relevant application for lightweighting.’

The presentations continued with an investigation into ‘developments in coating, repair and AM using cold spray deposition,’ and ‘materials challenges in offshore wind’ before a discussion about ‘advanced joining technologies for lightweighting of automotive applications.’

With the growth of industry 4.0 across the world, the seminar went on to look into ‘intelligent automation of welding and additive manufacturing,’ before a talk about ‘developments in friction stir processes’ delivered by Chris Punshon.

Chris Punshon continued with a talk about the ‘industrial development and applications of linear friction welding’ ahead of a discussion on ‘recent developments in laser processes.’

Chris returned to deliver a talk about the ‘industrial applications of electron beam processes for welding and additive manufacturing,’ before Makhzan Mirza spoke on ‘TWI software development for industrial applications’ and ‘training and examination activities in China.’

A technical Q&A discussion followed the various talks before the day closed with a dinner for attendees.

The second day of the seminar saw a ‘technical Q & A and discussion’ held by Chris Punshon and Makhzan Mirza.

With topics including surfacing, additive manufacturing, arc welding, electron beam welding, laser welding, friction stir welding, linear friction welding, and TWI training and examinations, this latest annual seminar provided a wealth of information for the attendees as over 130 people from more than 50 companies were present.

The successful seminar continues to grow in scope year-on-year and TWI would like to thank our co-hosts at the Chongqing Optical Mechanical Research Institute for all their help in delivering the event.

The TWI team
The TWI team
TWI's Steve Shi presents at the seminar
TWI's Steve Shi presents at the seminar
TWI China seminar group photo
TWI China seminar group photo

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