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FSW-TECH - Development of a Guideline for Friction Stir Welding Personnel

FSW-Tech gives a step forward – Guidelines for Personnel Training


On June 4th and 5th the FSW-Tech consortium gathered together during the working session for the guideline development of the friction stir welding personnel. The working session was organised by EWF at their facilities.

The project addresses the development of three professional profiles of friction stir welding sector. The working session workshop was organised in order to develop the FSW personnel training guidelines, for Operator, Specialist and Engineer. During this workshop were drafted first versions of the guideline documents and the consortium expects that by the end of December 2018 a final version will be available.

The development of these three professional profiles and their respective guidelines is based on the results of the market assessment needs.

FSW is considered to be the most significant development in metal joining in last two decades, in industry is mainly used as process of choice for a wide industrial spectrum of: aero, automotive, railway, space, transportation, marine, heat transfer and nuclear applications.