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.
comment If you would like to discuss specific content, then we can arrange an informal discussion with the course tutor.
DurationCourse duration is 21 hours – courses can be taught over three consecutive days, three days over a three week period, or as evening sessions.
Assessment2 hour written exam.
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.