Scott is currently working as a Principal Project Leader and Programme Manager for Plastics Welding Training in the Novel Polymer Technologies Section at TWI Ltd. Scott has been involved in plastics welding research for over 20 years. Scott’s primary role is to lead and deliver research projects relating to plastics welding, typically providing plastics welding consultancy for medical and healthcare devices and automotive and aerospace products, in particular joint design for welding. Scott also undertakes proof of welding feasibility programmes, plastics welding troubleshooting, welding machine specifying and validation of plastic welded products before they enter production.
In addition, Scott manages the day-to-day running of TWI’s Plastics Welder Training and Examinations business, and is currently a CSWIP approved Plastics Welding Examiner.
Scott’s areas of expertise is all plastics welding processes (automated and manual), plastics welding equipment, analysis of plastic welds and plastic materials - including high-temperature thermoplastics, wood welding and wood polymer composite welding. In addition, Scott is a certified Plastic Pipe Welding Inspector.
Scott has successfully led many small to large polymer welding projects, for a variety of applications, across a number of industry sectors (medical, automotive, power, aerospace, utilities, oil and gas, construction), most recently ultrasonic welding of the award winning ‘Innospire Go’ Nebuliser Inhaler. The Innospire Go is now in full-scale production.
Scott Andrews – Principal Project Leader/Programme Manager: Novel Polymer Technologies