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

    • 30 Jan 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Online (via Zoom) and in person at TWI, Ferrous Rd, Riverside Park Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough TS2 1DJ
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    Teesside Branch AGM and Technical Talk   

    This is a Teesside Branch event organised and run by the Teesside Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. Non-Members are also welcome to join us for the talk.

    The Branch AGM will commence at 5pm. The Agenda can be found here . 

    Our Technical talk will begin at 6pm.

    Overview: WorldSkills UK are an independent charity and work with employers, education and governments. 

    We’re a proud member of WorldSkills, a global movement of over 80 countries. WorldSkills supports young people across the world via competitions-based training, assessment and benchmarking, with members’ national teams ultimately testing their ability to achieve world-class standards in the biennial ‘skills olympics’. 

    This session will focus on how to embed skills competition activity for preparation towards national competitions and how they can help to evidence Gatsby, inspection frameworks, soft skill development, employability skills and qualifications. 

    The session will also give you an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the national competition cycle and the tools and resources available to help you embed competition activity with your learners.

    Speaker: Colin Galley:- Further Education Standards and Quality Manger, WorldSkills UK) 

    Speaker Biography:Colin was in Further Education as a lecturer and manager for over 18 years predominantly working with learners with learning difficulties and/or difficulties and those who had not previously been in education and training to help them gain qualifications to help with their future career prospects. Prior to joining WorldSkills UK, Colin was a Competition Organising Partner for 3 Foundation Skills Competitions. Colin joined WorldSkills UK in September 2021 looking after the National Competitions portfolio and working on a Standards project to help further align competition activity to education, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

    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
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers in order to facilitate the running of the event.



    • 3 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    South Western Branch AGM

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

    The Annual General meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for Branch members to hear reports from the Committee on the achievements and work of the Branch over the year; to make plans for the year ahead; to review the accounts and to elect the Committee for the next year.

    Why don't you become involved in your Branch? It is not onerous, it is good for your CV/CPD and the committee is an interesting and friendly group of people.’

    Please note, only Branch Members can vote at the AGM.

    If you cannot attend the AGM but would like to raise an issue or ask a question, lease email us at theweldinginstitute@twi.co.uk

    We hope you can join us!



      • 8 Feb 2023
      • 6:00 PM
      • Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3AL
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      London Branch Technical Talk

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

      Overview:- This meeting will draw on the extensive experience within IACS of the work of a Senior Pipeline Inspector. The presentation will cover:

      ➢ Routes to becoming a Pipeline Inspector.

      ➢ Approval/examination centres and schemes.

      ➢ Duties and responsibilities of a Senior Pipeline Inspector.

      ➢ The challenges of working as an SPI.

      ➢ Future careers in the pipeline industry.

      ➢ What is a typical pipeline inspection team.

      ➢ Introduction to NDT with a focus on phased array testing.

      ➢ Case study: problem solving as an SPI.


      Speakers:- John Hewitt and Michael Michlovsky (IACS Ltd)

      Speaker Biographies:- 

      John Hewitt entered the pipeline inspection industry in 1977 and held the position of Senior Pipeline Inspector for 25 years; establishing IACS in 1998. He is currently responsible for quality assurance, business development and management of services to major clients in the gas, oil, petrochemical and water industries.

      Michael Michlovsky has worked on projects worldwide for IACS since 2006 and became Technical Director of IACS in 2019.

      Event poster can be downloaded here

      The is a hybrid event. For those wishing to attend online, please see the separate event announcement.  There will be tea and coffee  available before the event and a sandwich buffet afterwards for those attending in person.

      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.

      • 8 Feb 2023
      • 6:00 PM
      • Online (Via Zoom)
      Register
      London Branch Technical Talk

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

      Overview:- This meeting will draw on the extensive experience within IACS of the work of a Senior Pipeline Inspector. The presentation will cover:

      ➢ Routes to becoming a Pipeline Inspector.

      ➢ Approval/examination centres and schemes.

      ➢ Duties and responsibilities of a Senior Pipeline Inspector.

      ➢ The challenges of working as an SPI.

      ➢ Future careers in the pipeline industry.

      ➢ What is a typical pipeline inspection team.

      ➢ Introduction to NDT with a focus on phased array testing.

      ➢ Case study: problem solving as an SPI.


      Speakers:- John Hewitt and Michael Michlovsky (IACS Ltd)

      Speaker Biographies:- 

      John Hewitt entered the pipeline inspection industry in 1977 and held the position of Senior Pipeline Inspector for 25 years; establishing IACS in 1998. He is currently responsible for quality assurance, business development and management of services to major clients in the gas, oil, petrochemical and water industries.

      Michael Michlovsky has worked on projects worldwide for IACS since 2006 and became Technical Director of IACS in 2019.

      Event poster can be downloaded here

      The is a hybrid event. For those wishing to attend IN PERSON, please see the separate event announcement.  There will be tea and coffee  available before the event and a sandwich buffet afterwards for those attending in person.

      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.

      • 8 Feb 2023
      • 6:30 PM
      • TWI, Granta Park, Cambridge CB21 6AL
      • 87
      Register
      Eastern Counties Branch AGM and Technical Talk

      This is an Eastern Counties Branch event organised and hosted by the Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other Members and non-members are also welcome to join us.

      Overview: Eastern Counties Branch meeting and AGM

      Speaker: Kyriakos Flentzeris (Reliability Project Leader, TWI Ltd)

      Speaker Biography: Kyriakos Flentzeris is qualified as a materials engineer (MEng), metallurgist (MMet) and International Welding Engineer (IWE). In addition, he is CSWIP certified in several NDE techniques, including UT and PAUT. He has a working experience from projects in several sectors, including infrastructure, offshore, nuclear, and oil and gas, with work scopes, mainly focused on NDE and inspections around welded products.

      He is a reliability project leader within the NDE group of TWI. He provides engineering services in developing non-destructive evaluation techniques and inspection procedures. His primary areas of involvement include phased array systems, ultrasonic modelling and interpretation of NDT codes and standards.

      A poster for this event can be downloaded here.

      This years AGM will held in person at 6:30pm at TWI in Cambridge and will be followed by the talk. Refreshments will be available from 6pm

      The Annual General meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for Branch members to hear reports from the Committee on the achievements and work of the Branch over the year; to make plans for the year ahead; to review the accounts and to elect the Committee for the next year.

      For 2023 the Branch will be holding a mixture of in-person and Zoom meetings. These are a convenient way of widening your technical knowledge, maintaining your essential CPD and interacting with a wide range of professionals in the welding industry. The committee is keen to welcome all Members to our meetings so that you can make the most of your membership.

      Please note, only Branch Members can vote at the AGM.

      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 facilitate this event.


        • 15 Feb 2023
        • 10:00 AM
        • AMRC North West Roy Chadwick Way, Samlesbury, Enterprise Zone, Mellor Brook, Blackburn, BB2 7HP
        • 30
        Register
        North Western Branch – Site Visit

        North Western Branch Committee invite you to join them for a site visit to the Advanced Manufacturing Centre (NW) in Blackburn. 

        Our visit will be hosted by Peter McOnie

        Participants registering for the event should wear appropriate clothing for a working environment

        Light refreshments will be available

        Spaces are limited so please register your interest early.



        • 16 Feb 2023
        • 5:30 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        Register
        East Midlands Branch Technical Talk (FREE!)

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

        Overview:  Presentation about underwater joining processes of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels and ways to minimize the main problems. Firstly, different underwater welding methods will be described. Secondly, the most important problems and their results. In the next step, the differences of the quality of the joints during different welding conditions. At the last step, proposed improvement methods will be presented. The most important are: modification of welding parameters, criterion of steel selection, temper bead welding technique, modification of filler materials

        Speaker: Prof. Jacek Tomkow (Gdańsk University of Technology) 

        Speaker Biography: Engineer in 2011, Master of Science in 2012, Philosophy Doctor in 2018, Doctor of Science (habilitation) in 2022 – each graduated at GUT. Associate Professor since 2022 at GUT. Expert in the field of underwater welding processes, especially manual metal arc welding and friction stir welding, both in wet welding conditions. Mostly focused on the weldability of steel, especially HSLA, AHS and UHS steels. In scientific work he discovered the methods of minimizing susceptibility to cold cracking, and improvement the quality of wet welded joints.

        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 will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.



        • 16 Feb 2023
        • 6:00 PM
        • Altrad Babcock. Renfrew PA4 8DJ
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        Scottish Branch Technical Talk

        This is a joint Scottish Branch and BINDT event organised and run for the benefit of members from both Institutes. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

        Overview: As per the title,  Will’s talk will cover IONX  inspection and monitoring technologies for applications in nuclear, energy and oil & gas.

        Speaker: Will Vickers (IONX Advanced Technologies) 

        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 details will be shared with our Branch volunteers and host to help facilitate this event.



        • 23 Feb 2023
        • 6:00 PM
        • Online (Zoom)
        Register

        New Energy Applications at Cambridge Vacuum Engineering.

        North Scottish Branch Technical Talk

        This is a joint event organised by our North Scottish Branch and the Scottish Association for Metals (SAM). Members of both organisations and non-members are very welcome to join us.

        Overview:- Over the last 2 years, SSE, Sif, CVE and TWI have undertaken an Innovate UK funded project to industrialise Low Vacuum Electron Beam Welding. The aim of the project was to deliver an EB longitudinally welded can (Tower Section) onto Dogger Bank windfarm, the world’s largest windfarm at the time of planning. The project was successfully completed in January 2023, having achieved DNV Technical Qualification of the welding process, with supporting mechanical testing and Engineering Criticality Assessment. The forward steps are now to look at circumferential welding and to industrialise the process, which will lead to cost reductions in welding of 80% and a productivity increase of approx. 20x. This presentation will cover the background of the technology, the project management and obstacles encountered, and how Scotland and the UK have learnt lessons on how to be innovative.

        Speakers:-

        James MacArthur CEng FIMMM

        (SSE Mechanical Engineering Manager E&I Technical Authority - Materials)

        Chris Punshon CEng FWeldI

        (Head of New Energy Applications, Cambridge Vacuum Engineering)

        Speaker Biographies:-  

        James MacArthur:- James graduated in 1996 from Strathclyde University with a degree in Metallurgy and Engineering Materials. He started his career with British Steel and entered the power industry in 2004 with Mitsui Babcock (Now Doosan Power Systems). James joined SSE in 2013 as Materials TA, which was his role at the start of Rapidweld, where he was the project manager of the Innovate UK project, and is now the Mechanical Engineering Manager for Onshore Renewables and Hydro Engineering and Innovation function.


        Chris Punshon:-Chris is a Fellow of The Welding Institute and graduated with an Honours degree in Metallurgy from Sheffield University. Over the years, he has developed his expertise in the field of power beam (EB) welding and application. Most recently he has focused on business development in the Decarbonisation of Power production and the Energy transition including Wind, Geothermal power, Nuclear power plant, waste and decommissioning, Fusion development and Next Generation nuclear power plant sectors. Chris has worked on a wide range of power generation projects and developed strong connections with colleagues in related industries and academic institutions. Chris is Head of New Energy Applications at Cambridge Vacuum Engineering.

        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 this event.







        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.


          • 15 Mar 2023
          • 6:30 PM
          • Graham Engineering Ltd, Whitewalls Ind Est, Nelson, Lancs, BB9 8SY
          • 30
          Register
          North Western Branch – Site Demonstration

          North Western Branch Committee invite you to join them for an on site practical demonstration of the Maxphotonics Handheld laser welding machine at Graham Engineering in Nelson, Lancashire. 

          Our visit will be hosted by Tom Smith

          Participants registering for the event should wear appropriate clothing for a working environment

          Light refreshments will be available

          Spaces are limited so please register your interest early.



          • 26 Apr 2023
          • 10:00 AM
          • Emerson & Renwick Ltd, Peel Bank Works, Church, Accrington, BB5 4EF
          • 30
          Register
          North Western Branch – Site Visit

          North Western Branch Committee invite you to join them for a site visit to Emersen and Renwick Ltd in Accrington. 

          Our visit will be hosted by Andy Jack

          Participants registering for the event should wear appropriate clothing for a working environment

          Light refreshments will be available

          Spaces are limited so please register your interest early.



          • 28 Apr 2023
          • 7:00 PM
          • Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough TS3 6RS
          Teesside Branch Annual Dinner

          Teesside Branch

          ANNUAL DINNER

          FRIDAY 28th April 2023

          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 7th April 2023Please 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

          • 17 May 2023
          • 6:30 PM
          • Wilkinson Star, Shield Drive, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2WD
          • 30
          Register
          North Western Branch – Site Visit

          North Western Branch Committee invite you to join them for an site visit to Wilkinson Star in Manchester to look at the latest welding equipment. 

          Our visit will be hosted by Tom Smith

          Participants registering for the event should wear appropriate clothing for a working environment

          Light refreshments will be available

          Spaces are limited so please register your interest early.



          • 14 Jun 2023
          • 6:00 PM
          • Westfield Bowling Club, Scott St, Nelson, Lancs BB9 7UE
          • 30
          Register
          North Western Branch – Social Event

          North Western Branch Committee invite you to join them for 

          Intercompany Crown Green Bowling

          At Westfield Bowling Club, Scott Street, Nelson, BB9 7UE

          Please note, all potential participants need to register their intention to attend in order to facilitate arrangements on the day.

          Look forward to seeing you there!



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