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2018-08-03

FineSol solution test results and further steps discussed in Sweden

Solder paste is one of the most critical ingredients in the manufacturing of PCB’s nowadays. The ability to produce a solder paste with a smaller particle size allows the fabrication of smaller PCB’s. Thus, every component that relies on this type of electrical circuit boards (every electronic  ...

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2018-07-12

FSW-Tech Working Session for the Guideline Development of FSW Personnel

On June 4th and 5th, EWF hosted the FSW-Tech consortium for the working session for the guideline development of the friction stir welding personnel, organised in the framework of the Erasmus+ project, FSW-Tech.  The project addresses the development of three professional profiles of  ...

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2018-05-21

LASIMM project consortium gathers in the UK

During April 10th and 12th, EWF together with the LASIMM partners gathered for the project consortium meeting and the interim review meeting, where representatives from European Commission were present. The meetings were hosted by Cranfield University in the UK. There was also a visit to Global  ...

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2018-05-08

EWF is actively involved in ISO/TC 261 to support Additive Manufacturing

During the 11th Plenary Meeting of the ISO/TC 261 Technical Committee, Dr Eurico Assunção, EWF Deputy Director was appointed as the Convenor of the Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F 42 Group: Personnel training Working Group until 2021. The 11th Plenary Meeting took place on April 6th at The Johns Hopkins  ...

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2018-05-08

Weldchance project - supporting youngsters in choosing a welding vocational career

The welder profession is high in demand. For attracting new people to opt out for welding profession, we need modern and attractive training and upskilling programs. We need new vocational curricula, new teaching methods and cutting-edge didactic tools, as well as an emphasis on lifelong education  ...

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2018-05-08

WOW Project - New learning route for the European Welding Specialist and the European Welding Practitioner

Work-based learning opportunities in welding - WOW - is a European Project involving partners from six European countries: TWI - UK, ISQ - Portugal, CESOL - Spain, ISIM - Romania and IIS - Italy. The objective is to set the demanded requirements for apprenticeships and in company-training to be  ...

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2018-04-23

AdTech - European Transfer Workshop for VET trainers involved in Adhesive Technology

A group of 12 participants from five European countries (Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria and Slovenia) gathered together to share knowledge and best practice during the activity hosted by EWF, in Oeiras, Portugal.  During April 9th until April 13th, EWF hosted a European transfer workshop  ...

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2018-03-21

#EUhealthyworkplaces - together for a healthy environment

A healthy environment is the responsibility of each one of us. But when we join forces the contribution grow. As a EU-OSHA campaign partners for several years, we join forces among our network to promote #EUhealthyworkplaces. Is our duty to contribute and join forces for a healthy environmentOn  ...

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2018-03-08

MICROBOND - a new innovative toolkit of training for bonding personnel

To produce a bond in specific quality conditions, the bonding personnel should be very well trained to operate specific machines. At this moment a low number of specialists in bonding processes could be met in EU and, in most of the cases, they are qualified when the necessity appears.Assuring a  ...

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2018-01-29

IAB Members addressing the skills and workforce needs for manufacturing sector

IAB Members gather together in Paris to keep developing Personnel and Companies Qualifications and Certifications addressing industry needs. During the 3rd week of January, between 15th and 19th, the IAB/IIW Members participated in several technical and strategy meetings in Paris, at Institut de  ...

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