Made for Space: Advanced Joining Technology

Made for Space: Advanced Joining Technology

Presentations include:

Development of linear friction welding to add external features to spacecraft & launchers systems
Joao Gandra, Principal Project Leader, Friction & Forge Processes, TWI 

Friction stir welding of low-cost titanium propellant tank
Steve Dodds, Section Manager, Friction & Forge Processes TWI 

UltraWeld: A new means to weld together glass and metal
Richard M Carter, Research Fellow, Insitute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Laser Welding for Space Applications
Nicholas Blundell, Senior Research Engineer, Fusion Welding, MTC

Pushing the limits of component performance in nuclear fusion and space
Heather Lewtas, Section Leader at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UKAEA

Image courtesy of NASA

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