The Welding Institute

Younger Member Resources

Welding with Chocolate

Our Welding with Chocolate workshop is a fun, hands-on activity exploring welding principles and mechanical testing and is one of The Welding Institute and TWI’s education outreach activities, involving welding a box girder bridge from chocolate. 

Teacher Resources

Student Resources

Structural Integrity Design Workshop

Our Structural Integrity Design workshop aims to build on engineering principles explored in our other workshops by breaking down the design process involved within engineering into; an overview of what engineering actually is; examples of where these principles are used within various industries; what the overall engineering design process involves; factors for consideration throughout the process; static scheme and strength and deformation limit states.

Forensic Engineering: Metallurgical Failure Investigation - Air Crash Investigation 

Our Forensic Engineering workshop explores the process of metallurgical failure investigations using the real-life example of the Boeing 707 Air Crash in Lusaka (1977). The workshop gives an overview of the different ways that metal fails, including; ductile failure; brittle fracture and fatigue failure; and also includes the opportunity to take on the role of 'Air Crash Investigator' looking into causes of failure, responsibilities and preventative future methods.

Lego Mindstorm - Defect Detectives

Our Lego Mindstorm workshop aims to teach the real-world applications of engineering and involves a robotic inspection challenge that uses Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits to detect weld defects. It offers an introduction into coding skills through designing, building and programming robots to assess the integrity of a simulated weld line and there is, of course, also a creative opportunity to design and create the best posters and team names!

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