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3rd – 5th December – Ebbw Vale
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.

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.

Cost:£300 per person
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WHEN:3rd – 5th December 2019 (three day course & assessment)
WHERE:Ebbw Vale – Innovation Centre