The Welding Institute


Events

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

    • 28 Feb 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    Register
    Sheffield Branch Technical Talk

    This is a Sheffield Branch event organised and run by our Sheffield Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us. The talk will be followed by our Branch AGM.

    The Branch AGM is members opportunity to provide feedback, suggestions and support to The Welding Institute and the local Branch Committee. The AGM will follow our talk. Do join us in order to make your views and voice heard.

    Overview: The presentation will cover the exploitation of electron and laser beam welding in nuclear power generation and offshore wind applications. The talk will cover an update on new developments in the electron and laser beam systems leading to potential quality and production benefits in the fabrication of heavy walled structures in power generation plant

    Speaker:  Chris Punshon C.Eng, FWeldI, MIMMM (Head of New Energy Applications, Cambridge Vacuum Engineering) 

    Speaker Biography: Chris was previously Head of Applications, Power and Energy at TWI, Cambridge. During his career, he has directed many ground-breaking research and development projects relating to welding and joining, material properties, and other advanced technologies in collaboration with a wide range of clients and partners throughout the oil and gas, renewable energy and power generation industries.

    Event poster for your offices and workshops can be downloaded here

    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:

    • Sandwich Buffet served from 17:30
    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help run the event.
    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • ESAB / GCE Empress Works, Penny Lane, Saint Helens, WA11 9DB
    • 20
    Register
    Technical Group Webinar

    JOIN OUR MATERIALS TECHNICAL GROUP (TG3) 

    This is an opportunity to benefit from sharing knowledge and experience of the use of high strength structural steels, and experience modern systems of welding data collection and monitoring at the ESAB Process Centre in Haydock, St Helens.

    Presentations on high strength steels (HSS) will be about their manufacture, properties and weldability, the development of ultra-high strength filler metals, case studies covering issues in the use of HSS and examples of their application. We will see the ESAB Process Centre and see state-of-the-art welding equipment systems and learn about advances in weld monitoring and control software.

    The meeting is in-person only, and presentations will be available only to those attending.

    Who should attend? 

    Welding engineers, production personnel, inspection and QC personnel, welding metallurgists working in the structural, offshore, and process industries. The event will also be of interest to engineering students, welding technicians and industrial project personnel.


    This event is limited to a maximum of 40 attendees so early registration is essential.

    Accommodation is available locally and should be booked by the attendee: 

    • Mercure Haydock, WA11 9SG, is a 5 minute walk
    • Holiday Inn, Haydock, WA12 0JG, is less than a mile away

    How to get there?

    By train:

    Nearest train stations are Earlstown or Newton-Le-Willows - just over 2 miles away.

    By air:

    • Manchester airport - 21 miles, 45 minutes by car or taxi
    • Liverpool John Lennon airport - 21 miles, 45 minutes by car or taxi 

    Experts from industry will be presenting on a range of topics:

    • Welcome by Peter Stones ESAB and Peter Boothby 
    • Tom Cosgrove, Sandberg - The Use of High Strength Steels for Structures 

    • Dr Vahid Hosseini, Research Scientist, ESAB - Filler Metal Development for 1100 MPa Yield Strength Steel 

    • Alan Denney, Consultant - Centreline Cracking in High Strength Structural Steel

    • Hugo Costa, ESAB Digital Solutions - Introduction to the INDUSUITE Cloud-based Digital Solution Suite

    • Darren Clews, ESAB Arc Equipment Manager - Live Welding, Real-time Data Collection and INDUSUITE Applications Demonstration

      This is coupled with a tour of the centre and demonstration of welding involving Real-time Data Collection and INDUSUITE Applications Suite. This will be given by Darren Clews, ESAB Arc Equipment Manager, Dean Owen, ESAB Sales Engineer and Charlie Marshall, ESAB Demo Welder.

    • Hugo Costa, ESAB Digital Solutions – Review of Collected Data within INDUSUITE.

    FEES

    • 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 Customers: £75 + VAT (£90)
    • TWI Training School Customers with professional membership: Free: Please contact us with your Training Customer ID Number  

    TWI Staff - please contact Hafiza Rahman 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.


    ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

    Registering on this Technical Group event as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer without Professional Membership 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:


    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS EVENT
    • 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 

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

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

    Please contact hafiza.rahman@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


    MEET OUR EXPERTS

    ALAN DENNEY

    Centreline Segregation Cracking

    Alan Denney is a metallurgist and welding engineer with 50 years experience in the structural, offshore, process and pipeline industries. He has performed a number of failure investigations into failures in building structures, process plant and pipelines and one failure prompted him examining centreline cracking and its occurrence in general.


    HUGO COSTA

    WeldCloud Traceability

    Hugo has been an International Welding Specialist since 2007 as well as working in the welding industry for over 20 years. 


    PETER ANKERS

    Esab Digital Solutions

    Peter is experienced in robotics and digital solutions including Weldcloud productivity, notes and assembly.


    DR. VAHID HOSSEINI

    ESAB

    Vahid Hosseini is welding metallurgy specialist with doctoral degree in welding and processing of steels. He worked as assistant professor of welding at University West, Sweden. He has joined ESAB since 2021, now leading research activities in the Research Team. The team works on different areas related to welding filler metal design and fabrication, welding performance and arc physics.


    TOM COSGROVE

    Sandberg LLP

    Tom Cosgrove, 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 currently employed as a Consultant ay Sandberg LLP with a focus on all aspects of Fabrication and Welding. Tom has an Msc/DIC in Structural Steel Design and has jointly authored; High Strength Steels for Structural Applications - A Guide for Fabrication and Welding while at the BCSA which addresses structural design issues. Tom was the BCSA's representative on the Project Steering Committee for the SCI's: High Strength Steel Design and Execution Guide.

    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • Online (via Zoom)
    Register
    East Midlands Branch Technical Talk

    This is an East Midlands Branch event organised and run by our East Midlands for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: In this talk, Brian will provide an overview of the national rail network and the challenges faced in managing a safety, reliability and efficiency with a more detailed review of rail inspection, defect management and in particular the joining, repairing and resurfacing of rail using a range of welding techniques. 

    Speaker:  Brian Whitney Engineering Expert (Track) Network Rail

    Speaker Biography: Brian has a Materials Science degree and started his working life in advanced composite design and manufacture utilising filament winding to produce specialist aerospace and components at Royal Ordnance / British Aerospace before spending 10 years in consultancy at Sandberg LLP in London carrying out testing and inspection of a wide range of transport and construction projects across the world. He joined Railtrack / Network Rail in 2000 just before the Hatfield accident as a metallurgist and have held many positions covering all aspects of rail management from manufacture, inspection and testing, welding, metallurgy, grinding and lubrication and renewal. Brian has written a number of key asset management standards and led the introduction of train based rail inspection. He is currently based in Milton Keynes in Network Rail's Technical Authority providing expert guidance and input to a wide range of track and switches & crossing challenges. In summary Rocket Scientist to Railway Engineer in 35 Years. 

    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.



    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Good Companions pub 119 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DS
    Register
    Southern Counties Branch Event

    This is a Southern Counties Branch event organised and run by our Southern Counties  Branch for  members of the Branch. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview:-  In this talk, Robert will provide an introduction to T Levels, Apprenticeships and industry qualifications as follows;

    • Reforms to Apprenticeships, full-time and adult learning
    • Overview of Engineering & Manufacturing T Levels
    • A focus on the Fabrication and Welding curriculum from an awarding body perspective

    Speaker:- Robert Scott (EAL)

    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.

    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Online (Zoom)
    Register
    Global Institute Members Meeting

    All members of The Welding Institute are invited to our spring global members meeting.

    Meeting Overview: Our Member Meetings are an opportunity for members to hear directly from our Directors and Committee Chairs on their current work,  achievements and aspirations, to put forward suggestions and to ask questions from our volunteers who oversee the running of The Welding Institute.

    Please register your attendance in order to access the meeting.

    Please note, this meeting is for individual Members of The Welding Institute only


    Host

    Dr Claire Kimpton MWeldI CEng

    (Chair of Professional Board)


    Speakers

    Tat Hean Gan FWeldI

    (TWI Director for Membership, Innovation and Global Operations )

    Sean Evans MWeldI CEng

    (Chair of Younger Members Committee)


    Programme

    • An overview of  The Welding Institute's current initiatives and innovations. Tat Hean Gan will provide an update on the fully funded training provided for the industry including MScs, Diplomas, PhDs and CSWIP courses, and the latest innovations, investments and developments currently underway at TWI 
    • Investing in our future. Sean Evans will give an update on the work our younger members are doing to engage and inspire the next generation of engineers

    Questions and Answers Session

    (To facilitate the running of the meeting, please submit questions in advance to Theweldinginstitute@twi.co.uk)

    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 event starts.
    • Live event only
    • The meeting will last approximately 1 hour.


    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online (Microsoft Teams)
    Register

    South Western and South Wales Branch talk  

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

    Overview: The event discussion will be about how the Meta-Lax Technology can be used as an alternative to heat treat stress relief and also used during welding for weld improvements if used during welding. Tom will explain the potential benefits and limitations of using this technology.

    Speaker:-  Thomas Frank (Bonal Technologies)

    Speaker Biography:-  Tom is originally from Etobicoke in Canada and remains a Canadian citizen. He has worked in his current role since 1998 and has assisted companies with this technology in over 40 countries during this time. The equipment is used in both welding or machining or both technologies for stress relief or used during welding for weld improvements. This technology is used in aerospace, marine, petroleum and mining industries as well as tool and die, mould making and defense. 

    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 volunteers to help facilitate the event.


      • 21 Mar 2024
      • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Online (Teams)
      Register
      CPD Webinar     

      New to recording CPD and don’t know where to start? Or looking for a refresher? Join us as we talk you through what to record, why you should record your CPD and of course how.

      EVENT DETAILS:

      The what, why and how of CPD. Attendees will give you the knowledge and resources needed to successfully and efficiently capture your own Continuous Professional Development (CPD) record and plan.  

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

      This webinar is available for anyone who has a Professional Membership, Engineering Council Registration or someone who is beginning a career in the Welding/Engineering Industry.

      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.
      • Virtual event only
      • 21 Mar 2024
      • 5:30 PM
      • Online (via Zoom)
      Register
      East Midlands Branch Technical Talk

      This is an East Midlands Branch event organised and run by our East Midlands for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

      Overview: Review of fabrication and welder training and skills shortages

      Speaker:  Hugh McPhillips (General Education Training Services Ltd)

      Speaker Biography: Hugh has been involved for over 48 years in the fabrication and welding industry; 35 years as a lecturer, workshop manager and curriculum manager and 13 years as a consultant.. He continues to work closely with awarding bodies such as City & Guilds, EAL, Skills Education Group and the ECITB. Hugh sits on the Professional Board of The Welding Institute and is President of the South Western Branch. Hugh has recently been appointed as an Ambassador for the new T-Levels in manufacturing. He sits on the management committee of the AWFTE (Association for Welding, Fabrication, training and Education). Author of two books on welding and fabrication, and he has worked on developing a virtual learning programme for Metaverse Learning.

      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.



      • 27 Mar 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Online (Zoom)
      • 447
      Register


      Technical Group Webinar

      JOIN OUR STRUCTURES AND INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICAL GROUP (TG1) WEBINAR

      Who should attend? 

      Designers, Construction Engineers, Fabrication Managers (of all levels) and Site Supervisors. 

      What will you learn? 

      Attendees will gain an understanding of the latest developments in the reuse of structural steel and the considerations to be taken into account when working with historic steel. They will get advice on what to look out for and steps that can be taken to mitigate some of the associated welding risks.

      Experts from industry will be presenting on a range of topics:

      • Roy Fishwick, MD, Cleveland Steel & Tubes Ltd on Practicalities of Sourcing Steel for Reuse
      • Tom Cosgrove, Consultant, Sandberg LLP on Welding of Historic Steelwork
      • David Brown, Technical Specialist, Steel Construction Institute on Reuse of Structural Steel
      • Ashfaq Khokhar, Associate Manager Metallurgy Laboratory, Sandberg LLP on Determination of Mechanical Properties and Weldability

      FEES

      • Professional Members of The Welding Institute:
        • AWeldI: £25 + VAT (£30)
        • TechWeldI/MWeldI/FWeldI: Free 
      • Industrial Members of TWI Ltd: £25 + VAT (£30)
      • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
      • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
      • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
      • TWI Training Customers: £75 + VAT (£90)
      • TWI Training School Customers with professional membership: Free: Please contact us with your Training Customer ID Number  

      TWI Staff - please contact Hafiza Rahman 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.


      CAN'T MAKE IT ON THE DAY?

      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.


      ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

      Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer without Professional Membership 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:


      BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR
      • 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 

      CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (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 hafiza.rahman@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


      MEET OUR EXPERTS

      DAVID BROWN 

      Reuse of Structural Steel

      David was one of the authors of SCI publication P427, presenting a protocol for the reuse of steel sections used in construction. More recently, David wrote SCI publication P440, extending the guidance to steel originally used in construction since 1930.


      ASHFAQ KHOKHAR

      Determination of Mechanical Properties and Weldability

      Ashfaq is a Metallurgist and Chartered Engineer with experience in heat treatment, optical microscopy, mechanical testing and failure investigations. Experience on failure investigations include parent metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) and weld failure from the marine, oil and gas, chemical, automotive, power generation and construction industries. Ashfaq joined Sandberg LLP in April 2021 after leaving TWI Ltd, where he was a project leader in the Materials department. Ashfaq has gained a wide experience in metallurgy, having worked on arc, friction, laser, electron beam welding projects and failure investigations.


      TOM COSGROVE 

      Welding of Historic Steel 

      Tom Cosgrove, 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, London. Tom is a consultant at Sandberg LLP focusing on all aspects of Fabrication and Welding. Tom has an MSc/DIC in Structural Steel Design and has worked on many steelwork refurbishment projects over the years.


      ROY FISHWICK

      Welding of Historic Steel 

      He has spent the last 12 years lobbying about steel reuse due to EN1090. He is also chair of BCSA Sustainability Committee and they have sponsored P427 and P440 reuse protocols. They have 2000 of reused inventory. Roy is also a qualified RWC. 


      • 25 Apr 2024
      • 5:30 PM
      • Online (via Zoom)
      Register
      East Midlands Branch Technical Talk

      This is an East Midlands Branch event organised and run by our East Midlands for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

      Overview:  During this presentation, Patric will discuss various crucial aspects, covering the following points:

      1. Evolution of Certification

         - Explore the shift from mandatory to voluntary certification.

         - Examine its utilization by internal and external stakeholders, along with accredited  certified bodies.

      2. ECWRV Recognition and MCB:

         - Discuss the significance of ECWRV recognition and its impact on Manufacturer Certification Bodies (MCB).

      3. Responsibility and Qualification:

         - Emphasize the manufacturer's responsibility for personnel qualification and product quality.

         - Highlight the importance of manufacturer welding personnel being qualified according to EN ISO 14731 and EN 15085-2 Annex D.

      4. Certification Standards:

         - Clarify the distinction between certified welding personnel, following IIW education, as strongly recommended but not mandatory.

      5. Safety Relevance and Classification:

         - Explore the safety relevance of different activities and the importance of classification levels.

          Speaker: Patric Arlt, Dipl.Ing SFI, IWE/EWE (Schwellstechnische Lehr -und Veruchsanstalt Halle GmbH)

          Speaker Biography: With 46 years of experience in the welding industry, Patric Arlt is a distinguished member of the German Welding Institute, SLV Halle, and DVS Zert Germany. Patric manages the rail vehicle department for the Online Register EN 15085 and is an auditor for EN ISO 3834, EN 1090, and EN 15085. Patric also plays a pivotal role in organizing the approval and recognition of manufacturer certification bodies and auditors within the ECWRV committee. Additionally, he actively contributes to several working groups for DIN and CEN Rail Vehicle Standards Committee, focusing on Applications and DVS Industry 4.0.

          This presentation promises valuable insights into the evolving landscape of certification and the intricate relationships within the welding industry.

          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.



          • 26 Apr 2024
          • 7:00 PM
          • Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough TS3 6RS
          Teesside Branch Annual Dinner

          Teesside Branch

          ANNUAL DINNER

          FRIDAY 26th April 2024

          Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough TS3 6RS

          (Legends Lounge). 

          19:00 for a 19:30 start

          It is Teesside Branch Committee’s pleasure to once again welcome you and your guests to this year’s ANNUAL DINNER.


          Applications for tickets should be made as soon as possible and not later than 12th April 2024Please complete and return the our reply form and send it together with your payment to reserve your tickets.

          DRESS CODE IS LOUNGE SUITS

          We hope to see you there!


          Teesside Branch Committee

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