Welding is a widely used manufacturing process with applications ranging from nano to mega component sizes, from art to rockets, including simple school benches or gates and sophisticated bridges, nuclear powered vessels and automobiles.
In engineering applications, welding and the correlated manufacturing methods must be quality assured by strict standards, according to the consequence potentiality of a failure. Not only consumables must be homologated to be used in constructions, but all personnel involved (welder, supervisors, inspectors and engineers) must be qualified and certified by independent and often international agencies.
Considering the global industrial demands for quality improvement and process cost reduction, almost every day a new process or feedstock appears in the market. In addition, challenges of novel designs in terms of material, size, shape and dimensional tolerances should be handled. Therefore, more engineers that understand the principles of this multi-disciplinary technology are required.
The objective of this course is to present the welding processes with a holistic view, by combining fundamentals and applications.The attendants will learn tools of overcoming challenges of welding processes and joint preparation selection through the understanding of scientific fundamentals, taking into account aspects such as adequacy for the application, costs, production capacity and side effects, such as metallurgical modifications and thermal stress generation.
The intended audience is of engineers that wish to work in welding metalwork production lines of industrial companies, aiming to acting as decision makers for improvements and innovations. The course is also designed as a base for engineers that want to follow a carrier within welding as a welding inspector or welding engineer.