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NDT of Additively-Manufactured Components

  • 15 Dec 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)
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Technical Group Webinar

JOIN OUR NDT AND CONDITION MONITORING (TG8) WEBINAR

This webinar is aimed at professionals who are responsible for the specification, manufacturing and quality control of additively-manufactured components.

The aims of the webinar are:

  • To identify the factors influencing quality in AM components from a process perspective,
  • To understand the characteristics of potential imperfections in AM components and their influence on the ability of inspection/NDT methods to detect them,
  • To examine the performance of different NDT methods for detection of imperfections,
  • To provide a framework for setting of appropriate specifications for the testing and acceptance of AM components.


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

  • Dr Yasser Aboura, Materials Engineer, TWI Ltd on Metallurgical Examination and Corrosion Testing of Additively-Manufactured Components 
  • Graham Edwards, Consultant – NDE Group, TWI Ltd on The challenges in developing NDT methods for additive manufacture; TWI’s experience.

  • Professor Charles N. MacLeod, Babcock International Group/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Sensor-Driven Automated High-Integrity Welding, University of Strathclyde on In-Process Inspection during Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing


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 School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

TWI Staff - please contact Bethaney Butcher 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.


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*presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

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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 bethaney.butcher@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


MEET OUR EXPERTS

GRAHAM EDWARDS

Presentation title: The challenges in developing NDT methods for additive manufacture; TWI’s experience

Graham has nearly 50 years of experience in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), beginning as an ultrasonic test technician. In 1981, he moved to TWI Ltd, firstly in the School of NDT, and then in NDT research. He has collaborated with the French Welding Institute and was seconded to the Edison Welding Institute in the USA.

In 1997 he moved to Plant Integrity (PI) Ltd., a subsidiary of TWI, as a Plant Assessment Engineer. He moved back to TWI Ltd in 2005, where he has worked mainly in developing structural health monitoring technologies.


PROFESSOR CHARLES N. MACLEOD

Presentation title: In-Process Inspection during Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing

Charles has over 15 years' experience in Advanced Automated PAUT NDE and leads Strathclyde Automated In-Process NDE activities during welding and additive manufacturing.

His presentation will cover state-of-the-art in-process ultrasonic and electromagnetic testing during Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the challenges, opportunities and current state-of-the-art in-process inspection during Wire+Arc Additive Manufacturing.


DR YASSER ABOURA 

Presentation title: Metallurgical Examination and Corrosion Testing of Additively-Manufactured Components

Yasser has dedicated the last 10 years studying and working in the field of material science. Having had graduated with a PHD from the University of Manchester in 2019; he now works with TWI as a materials engineer project leader where he invests my time in unlocking failure investigations and assessing weld qualifications projects for the energy and defence sectors.

Most recently, he is taking part in a collaborative research project carrying out material development and characterisation for next generation aluminium based hydrogen fuel storage tanks based on WAAM technology.

A thorough materials failure investigation is a key element of the overall root cause analysis following the failure of an industrial component and working with TWI is allowing him to experiment with and find best practices in employing failure mechanisms for a number of projects related to additive manufactured aluminium and titanium-based alloys for the transport and defence sector.

The case study will include background information on WAAM trial runs conducted at TWI and the metallurgical investigation that was followed to determine the cracking mechanism. Electron and optical characterisation techniques were employed to identify the fracture mode and crack morphology. Recommendations to mitigate such a cracking phenomenon will be provided. 

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