CVE to Present at the IIW Assembly and Conference
IIW Annual Assembly and Conference
CVE are attending the 75th International Institute of Welding (IIW) Annual Assembly and Conference, 17th-22nd July 2022, in Tokyo, Japan.
The Japan Institute of Welding, The Japan Welding Society, and The Japan Welding Engineering Society will host the event this year, with support from the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The theme is innovative welding and joining technologies to achieve carbon neutrality and promote sustainable development.
CVE colleagues Chris Punshon, Head of New Energy Applications, Alex O’Farrell, Development Engineering Manager, and Max Nentwich, Head Laser Development Engineer, will be presenting at the conference, with topics spanning local vacuum power beam welding, copper welding for electric vehicles, and laser welding in a vacuum.
The details of the papers are as follows:
- Doc.IV-1507-2022 Local Vacuum Electron Beam and Laser Solutions in New Energy Applications – New Developments and Regulatory Position, Chris Punshon, et al.
- Doc.IV-1506-2022 Removing The Bottleneck In Welding Of Electrical Conductors for Electric Vehicles, Alex O’Farrell, et al.
- Doc.IV-1508-2022 Interaction of Protective Gas with Process Emissions in Vacuum Laser Welding, Max Nentwich, et al.
Local Vacuum Power Beam Welding
Chris is the UK delegate for IIW Commission IV (Power Beam Processes) and will act as a session chair for Commission IV. He will also present on local vacuum electron beam welding.
His paper is titled the Local Vacuum Electron Beam and Laser Solutions in New Energy Applications – New Developments and Regulatory Position.
This follows a series of development projects using CVE’s local vacuum technology, Ebflow, including welding of 200mm thick steel, pressure vessel manufacture, pilot at Dogger Bank wind farm, and wind tower manufacturing.
Welding Electrical Conductors for Electric Vehicles
Alex’s paper, titled Removing the Bottleneck in Welding of Electrical Conductors for Electric Vehicles, will focus on how the industry can increase the rate of joining electrically conducting components and the criticality of this to improving electric vehicle manufacturing.
Interaction of Protective Gas with Process Emissions in Vacuum Laser Welding
Finally, Max, working as part of a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) between Cambridge Vacuum Engineering and Cranfield University, will present a paper on the Interaction of Protective Gas with Process Emissions in Vacuum Laser Welding.
Chris’s presentation will take place on Monday 12th July between 13:00 and 16:00. Both Alex and Max’s papers will be presented on Monday 18th July, between 14:00 and 16:00. Please visit the event’s website for the full timetable.
The conference covers a range of other topics, including:
- Additive manufacturing technology and efficient engineering
- Artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation (DX)
- Hydrogen (including fuel ammonia), renewable and nuclear energy, electrification
- New materials
- Future technologies
- Other fundamentals
The CVE team will also be attending the adjacently-running Japan International Welding Show at Tokyo International Exhibition Centre and will be happy to meet any attendees or exhibitors interested in the above topics, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.