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Technical Literature Reviews

Technical Literature Reviews are a new TWI product which should prove beneficial to TWI Members. Each has been written to assist with preparing the detailed plan for a Core Research Programme project, and is therefore focused on a highly specific technology. Reviews provide TWI Members with useful subject related background and selected references to previously published literature.

A Review of High Power, In-Vacuum and Narrow Gap Laser Welding Processes for Thick Section Welding

A number of industries require welding processes for high quality, high productivity, low distortion welding of thick (>25mm) section metals,...

Sun, 01 December 2013

A Review of High Productivity Additive Manufacture using a Hybrid Laser-Arc Deposition (HLAD) Process

The purpose of this literature review is to investigate the state of the art (SoA) in relation to combining individual...

Sun, 01 December 2013

A Review of Micro Welding with Fibre and Disc Continuous-Wave Laser Sources

'Micro laser welding' of monometallic and bimetallic joints is a very active field of investigation within the scientific community. A...

Sun, 01 December 2013

A Review of Residual Stress Measurement Techniques used for Components Produced using the Selective Laser Melting Process

A significant problem associated with components produced using the selective laser melting (SLM) process is the development of high internal...

Sun, 01 December 2013

A Review of the Machine GTAW Ambient Temperature Temper Bead Repair Technique for Nuclear Power Plant Components

Repair by welding of a metallic component may be required during original fabrication, following in-service inspection or during planned maintenance...

Sun, 01 December 2013

A Review of Weld Repairs of Mar-M247 and Similar Alloys

Gas turbine is a complex device with many components subjected to high stress at temperatures that are close to the...

Sun, 01 December 2013

Applications, Modelling and Manufacturing Processes for Perforated Composites - Literature Review

A literature review report that examines several applications where perforated composites could offer improved performance over metal-based structures, and simulation...

Fri, 01 December 2017

Butt Fusion Welding Procedures and Test Methods used for PE Pipes

Current theories on welding of thermoplastics, procedures for butt fusion welding of HDPE pipes in UK, Europe and America and...

Tue, 01 December 2015

Duplex Stainless Steel Welding – A Review of Current Practices

There is an increasing uptake of the use of duplex stainless steels (DSSs) in the oil and gas industry, particularly...

Thu, 25 June 2015

In-Bore Multi-Positional Laser Welding - Technical Literature Review

This literature review investigates how mature the technology is within the laser community for autogenous keyhole laser welding in multiple...

Sun, 01 July 2018

In-Process Monitoring of Arc Welding for Quality and Defect Detection

State of the art literature review of monitoring systems for arc welding, incorporating vision, acoustic and electrical parameter monitoring. Considers...

Wed, 12 April 2017

Mechanical Fastening Technologies for Steel to Aluminium Joining in Automotive Manufacture

Member report detailing a literature review of the most promising mechanical joining technologies that are either established or presently still...

Thu, 01 December 2016

Process Capability Study for Friction Stir Spot Welding (FSSW)

This technical review provides an overview of FSSW principles and practices based on a literature and industry survey. Following the...

Fri, 01 May 2015

Resistance Spot Welding with Transition Discs – A Review of Dissimilar Joining Using Transition Materials with Specific Reference to Resistance Spot Welding

The automotive industry is going through a state of change. Since the advent of mass production in the early 20th...

Sun, 01 December 2013

Surface Modification and Micro-Machining with Pulsed-Laser Sources

This literature review focuses on the laser surface modification of polymers and stainless steels and the laser micro-machining of stainless...

Tue, 27 February 2018

Technical Literature Reviews

Tue, 27 February 2018

Wire Fed Electron Beam Additive Manufacture – A State-of-the-Art Review

Report on the state-of-the-art of wire-fed electron beam additive manufacture (W-EBAM) to aid informed decision making when considering the prospective...

Wed, 01 August 2018

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