5 day course
This course provides an understanding of advanced welding processes, including the physical principles, operating characteristics and practical applications of each process. There is a strong emphasis on laser welding and processing as well as recent developments in arc processes and resistance welding.
Delegates attend a combination of lectures and practical laboratory classes. The latter involves experimental work using a state-of-the-art fibrelaser. Topics covered include:
- laser properties and fundamentals
- laser optics and optical materials
- laser material interaction
- laser welding including hybrid processes
- laser cutting and drilling
- laser surface treatment
- laser material processing systems
- advanced digital arc welding
- flux cored arc welding
- advanced modelling and monitoring of resistance welding
- friction stir welding
- additive manufacture
- residual stress, distortion and their management.
On completion of this course the delegate will:
- understand the recent developments in welding technology and where these new processes can be used.
- understand the physical principles behind the operation of these processes
- understand the physical and engineering principles behind each application and the methods for maximising process efficiency
- understand how to select the most appropriate welding system for a particular application and analyse the economic benefits.