From technical group webinars, global institute webinars to branch activities that include technical talks, visits and social events, there are so many opportunities for you to develop both your professional and social networks.

Forthcoming events:

Upcoming events

    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Online via Zoom
    Global Members Webinar 

    This global webinar is part of The Welding Institutes work to expand and develop diversity and inclusion amongst our membership. Non-members are very welcome to join us.

    Overview: In this talk, Kamer will talk about her career working in an engineering environment, what obstacles she has faced, how she has  overcome them and how her work with the Tipper Group has both extended her own personal learning and created an opportunity to move the conversation forward regarding gender equality.

    Speaker:  Kamer Tuncbilek Programme Manager, TWI Ltd

    Speaker Biography: Kamer is an Industrial Engineer with MA in Business Administration. She received her MPhil from Cambridge University in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management (IfM) in 2009. She is currently working as Programme Manager at TWI and chairing The Tipper Group, which is supporting the Diversity and Inclusion practices at TWI.

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only

    • 5 Jul 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    • 443
    Technical Group Webinar


    Poor welded joint design and misunderstanding can result in additional cost and lower quality.

    Attendees will get an insight into some of the issues associated with poor joint design, and be given guidance on:

    • how to avoid problems
    • when to question requirements
    • how to provide the best solutions

    This webinar is aimed at design engineers, draughting personnel, welding engineers, inspection and testing personnel, fabrication supervisors and fabrication planners working in civil engineering, construction, typically steelwork for bridges and buildings.

    This online event will be of interest to:

    • those with little or no knowledge of welding technology
    • those just entering the welding industry
    • those wanting to gain an appreciation of the subject
    • engineers who feel the need for a refresher
    • anyone with an interest in welding

    There will be two presentations and ample time for questions.

    • Problems associated with poor joint design by Julian French, Partner, Sandberg LLP
    • Designing optimum joints for welding by Tom Cosgrove, Consultant, Sandberg LLP


    • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
    • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)
    TWI Staff - please contact Becki Parratt if you wish to register

    Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


    If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

    *presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


    Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

    You will also benefit from:

    • Information transfer from experts
    • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
    • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
    • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 


    The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

    Please contact if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


    Julian French, Partner, Sandberg LLP

    Presentation title: Problems associated with poor joint design, 

    Julian has nearly 50 years of industrial experience in structural steelwork. After Head Wrightson Ltd., he joined the London based consultancy Sandberg LLP in 1975 and became a Partner in 2010, Sandberg’s 150th anniversary.

    Prior to being office based, much of the first 25 years involved secondment to design consultants and certification bodies. Projects were worldwide and typically included the manufacture, installation and erection of offshore structures, bridges and buildings.

    Julian sat on a number of TWI CL committees and boards prior to semi-retirement in 2021 but still assists in the preparation of a number of UK specifications and standards. Julian is now Chair of The Welding Institute  Structures and Infrastructure Technical Group.

    Tom Cosgrove, Consultant, Sandberg LLP

    Presentation title: Designing optimum joints for welding 

    Tom, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Welding Engineer, has a wealth of experience in steel construction. Tom has worked for steelwork contractors in Belgium, Britain and Ireland, plus The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) in Ascot and The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) in Whitehall. Tom is employed as a consultant at Sandberg LLP with a focus on all aspects of Fabrication and Welding. Tom has an MSc / DIC in Structural Steel Design. 

    Tom has designed steelwork connections for stadiums, bridges and large complex building structures accounting for fabrication, welding, inspection, transportation and erection.  At the SCI Tom ran the Advisory Service which included dealing with enquires from industry addressing  all aspects of steelwork connection design and execution.  Subsequently Tom was the Convenor of the BCSA Connections Group which acted as the UK Mirror Group in relation to EN 1993-1-8. The UK Green Book Series (SCI P 358, for example) on Steelwork Connections is produced under the guidance of the BCSA Connections Group. 

    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    South Western Branch Technical Talk

    This is a South Western Branch event organised and run by our South Western  Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: Despite its forecasted paybacks in terms of cost savings, material wastage reduction, lead time compression, supply chain simplification and even environmental performance, the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process is yet to see widespread industrial adoption. Arguably, the control of thermal effects, the management of residual stress, and the assurance of structural integrity are key limiting factor for those critical applications that would benefit from WAAM the most. Moreover, in terms of build rates, and for large structures, despite speeds that are substantially larger than powder-based technologies, the current limitations associated with power sources borrowed from the welding world make WAAM still an impractical choice.

    This presentation will focus on how hardware and software designed from the ground up for WAAM can help overcome the aforementioned challenges. In particular, the talk will focus on solutions for tool path planning and parameters calculation; the development and integration of brand-new sensing systems; auxiliary automation systems around an ideal WAAM system; the validation of build rates up to 15kg/h; and control software that offers a fully-auditable trail for part manufacture within a smart shopfloor and the extended network of factories. Case studies from the aerospace and energy worlds will support and demonstrate the solutions covered.

    Speaker: Dr Filomeno Martina CEO of WAAM3D Ltd

    Speaker Biography: Dr Filomeno Martina is the CEO of WAAM3D Ltd, a spin-out company of Cranfield University commercialising the Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing at the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University, where he was the course director of the first MSc on Metal Additive Manufacturing in Europe. He is member of ISO/TC 261/JWG 5, BSI PAS 6010, 6011 and 6012, and AMS7002A. He received his PhD in Additive Manufacturing from Cranfield University in 2014; the main focus of his doctoral research was the manipulation of geometry, microstructure and mechanical properties of large WAAM titanium deposits. Previously he earned an MSc also from Cranfield and an MEng in Industrial and Management Engineering from Polytechnic of Bari (Italy). He has received awards from BAE Systems (2010, 2018), Royal Aeronautical Society (2013), European Space Agency (2015), and The Welding Institute (2018). He counts >50 publications to his name since 2013

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.

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