An understanding of a broad range of joining techniques including welding, riveting, fasteners and adhesives.
£300 per person
Who should attend?
Suitable for anyone who is engaged in manufacturing processes related to joining technology.
Attendees do not need to have any formal qualifications but will require some technical knowledge.
- Identify preferred joining techniques to be used dependent on both material selection and various in-service performance requirements.
- Potential to improve the efficient use of time and materials.
- 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.
Assessment2 hour written exam.
DatesDay 1: Tuesday 24th September
Day 2: Wednesday 25th September
Day 3: Thursday 26th September
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.
LocationBaglan Bay Innovation Centre
The course provides an in-depth description of the most widely used arc welding processes, an understanding of both material and weld metallurgy, the benefit of key testing regimes, and an appreciation of the causes and solutions for typical weld defects.