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 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 are based on the results of the market assessment needs.

Friction Stir Welding (FSW), invented in 1991, overcomes many of the problems associated with traditional joining techniques. This joining technique is energy efficient, environment-friendly, and versatile. FSW is a solid-state process, it can be used to join high-strength aerospace aluminium alloys, copper, magnesium, zinc, steels, titanium and other metallic alloys that are hard to weld by conventional fusion welding in a wide range of material thicknesses and lengths. Friction Stir Welding may be used to weld dissimilar alloys – even combinations not compatible with conventional welding methods. 

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

To find out more about the FSW-Tech Projec visit or see the flyer by clicking on the Open Document below.

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