Joining Technology

Joining methods are widely used throughout manufacturing. This course offers an education in the principles of a broad range of joining techniques including welding, riveting, fasteners and adhesives.

Technical Course

£300 per person

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Who should attend?

The course will suit technical personnel, engineers and production managers who are engaged in manufacturing processes related to joining technology.

Course aims

To provide a fundamental understanding of the physical properties and chemistry of both metallic and non-metallic materials which determine which joining processes are applicable for each family of materials, a detailed review of the key joining process used in manufacturing industry today, and a guide to the in-service performance requirements which influence joining process selection

Learning outcomes
  • Achieve an understanding of the merits of a variety of joining techniques. In addition, the course will indicate the preferred joining techniques to be used dependent on both material selection and various in-service performance requirements.
Course programme
  • Properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites which influence joining process selection
  • Detailed review of key joining processes, including the following :
    • Welding - resistance, arc and solid state processes.
    • Adhesive bonding – both structural and non-structural adhesives.
    • Soldering and brazing.
    • Mechanical fastening techniques.
    • Combined processes e.g. weldbonding and hybrid laser welding
    • A review of a variety of in-service performance requirements which dictate joining process selection.
    2 hour written exam.
Day 1: Tuesday 24th September
Day 2: Wednesday 25th September
Day 3: Thursday 26th September
3 days plus assessment.
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.

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