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Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys - Metallurgy, Properties, Fabrication and Applications

  • 4 Apr 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)
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Technical Group Webinar


Aluminium and its alloys are widely utilised in a range of industrial applications.

This Technical Group webinar will provide an overview of alloy developments covering their metallurgy, properties and applications and will provide a strategic insight into the significance of these materials.

Aspects of welding aluminium alloys will also be explored in depth covering arc welding and alternative methods in particular friction stir welding. Potential issues that can arise will be identified and opportunities highlighted and case studies will also be included.

This webinar will be of interest to:

  • Engineers, Technicians, Project managers, Consultants, Metallurgists, Materials Scientists, Researchers and Students

Speaker Panel and Presentations:

  • Jan Lukaszewski, Technical Manager, ALFED on Understanding and selecting the correct Aluminium alloy

  • Gene Mathers, Consultant on Weldability of Aluminium

  • Mike Gittos, Technology Fellow, TWI Ltd on Welding Additively-manufactured Aluminium Products

  • Jonathan Martin - Friction Stir Welding Technical Manager, TWI Ltd on Friction stir welding of Aluminium alloys



  • 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.


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 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:

  • 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.


Technical Manager - ALFED

Presentation title: Understanding and selecting the correct Aluminium alloy

Jan Lukaszewski is Technical Manager for the Aluminium Federation (ALFED), headquartered in the heart of the industrial Midlands region of the UK. ALFED represents, and creates opportunities for, companies who process, trade and work with aluminium. It has both national and global reach.

Jan has a distinguished background in metallurgy, through a successful and varied career, in metals forming, heat treatment and processing with extensive practical knowledge of automotive subcomponent manufacturing and finishing, gained within companies such as Senior Engineering, Tyco and Caparo Industries. His experience extends, automotive light-weighting and crash structure and in delivering technology into industrial applications, ranging from manufacturing to capital projects.

His extensive networks in business, academia and government are supportive to his role as an advocate for the Aluminium Sector.

Today, Jan is focussed on lending his energy and expertise, to fostering research, innovation, best practice, skills and competitiveness for the UK Aluminium industry.

Eur Ing Eugene Mathers CEng, MSc, Dip IIM, FWeldI, EWE, IWE

Welding Engineering Consultant

Presentation title: Weldability of Aluminium

Gene has over 40 years industrial experience working in pipeline, power generation, heavy engineering, nuclear and the pressure vessel fabrication industries.

He has worked for Aiton and Co.Ltd., English Electric, Rolls Royce and Associates and British Gas before joining NEI-International Combustion Ltd. as the company’s Welding and Metallurgy Manager and latterly Quality Manager for some 10 years. He joined TWI Ltd in 1991 as Manager, School of Welding Technology before moving into the role of Principal Consultant in the Manufacturing Services Group. Since retiring he has provided a welding engineering consultancy service as a private consultant.

Mike Gittos

Technology Fellow, TWI Ltd

Presentation title: Welding Additively-manufactured Aluminium Products

For the entirety of Mikes' career at TWI, he has dealt with the metallurgy and welding of non-ferrous metals and alloys. The scope of this term has broadened, over the years in a personal context, to include anything which is not steel. Mike has worked at TWI since 1974 and aluminium and its' alloys have been one of the key subject areas, during this time.

Jonathan Martin CEng FWeldI

Friction Stir Welding Technical Manger, TWI Ltd

Presentation title: Friction stir welding of Aluminium alloys

Jonathan Martin is the Friction Stir Welding Technology Manager at TWI and a Fellow of the Welding Institute.

He joined TWI in 2005 and has more than 25 years’ of experience in Friction Stir Welding activities. A metallurgist by training but over the years has gained experience in all aspects of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) including participating in FSW standard working groups, developing FSW training courses and delivering engineering solutions across the world.

Since 2008, he has run the International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding and has published/presented over 40 scientific research reports and papers.

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