These materials are “challenging the dominance of traditional materials for a range of applications and industries”, the Institute said, due to their low weight, good chemical resistance and improved design flexibility.
“Despite this, there remains a lack of knowledge about these new and disruptive materials, how to select them for different applications, and how to de-sign joints between themselves and to other materials,” it explained.
The meeting takes place on 27 September 2022 online and includes talks by Chris Worrall, advanced composites and adhesives consultant at TWI, David Williams, assistant lead materials engineer at Vestas, R-Tech Materials’ direc-tor of materials testing Geraint Havard, and Nick Brown, deputy team leader for bodywork and crash structures at McLaren Racing.
The Welding Institute’s Polymers and Composites Technical Group was re-portedly formed to keep its members up-to-date with new developments in the areas of joining polymers and composites, testing and inspection of joints, assessment of fitness-for-purpose of polymer/composite structures, and na-tional/international standards relating to these areas across a wide range of industries, from medical to oil and gas.
To find out more about the webinar, go here.