As the inventor of the first fully functioning computer, the engineer Konrad Zuse has given his name to a new research association. His work has brought about a quantum leap in industrial development.Read more
On January 29, 2015, the founding event of the ZUSE Association took place in Berlin. The ZUSE Association forms the umbrella organisation for 60 non-profit-making extra-university research facilities in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is a research association whose independent member institutes embody an exceptionally great proximity to industry and to the implementation of research results…
1. Regional Activities (02-February 2015)Read more
Christoph Eßer-Ayertey promoted the 3rd International Conference of Welding Trainer 2015 which will be held on the 16 September 2015 in Nuremberg.
Many countries presented either their new coming events or their recently held activities. Some examples:
• YPIC 2015 event: 2nd Young Welding Professionals International Conference, Hungary
• 68th IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference, Helsinki
Other countries: France, China, Netherlands, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada
Canada launched the idea/ intention to organise the first IIW Arctic Region…
On March 3, 2015, the 6th specialist conference entitled "Dimensioning and Designing" took place at SLV Halle GmbH under the management of Dr. Kranz and Mr. Wagner from the Research & Development and Materials Engineering departments. After attention focused on the avoidance of brittle fractures two years ago, the recent conference was staged on the main focal point of the fatigue strength of welded joints depending on the existing weld quality.Read more
Over 50 participants, principally from engineering offices for the planning of supporting structures, from planning departments of structural steel…
The high status of safety at work and health protection in the company is an important prerequisite for productive and…Read more
In the period from January 27 to 30, 2015, Professor Xie Yinglong, the Director of WTI, visited SLV Duisburg for consultations with the executive board of GSI and the management of the branch about the status of the cooperation as well as about ongoing and future projects.
The main focal point was concerned with the assessment of the situation in relation to the auditing and certification of Chinese companies in the fields of metal construction and rail vehicle construction. At present, around 400 companies are being looked after by GSI and WTI in China - in this respect, the companies profit…
The utilisation of digital media in a way appropriate for the target groups is contributing to modern and successful training and further education. In the field of the welding engineer, GSI SLV has, for over ten years already, offered not only the traditional presence courses but also, as an alternative, the possibility of distance courses as further education measures incorporating e‑learning. Until now, it has been unusual to utilise digital media for the practical training.
Over 50 participants from eight countries (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan) took part in the event.
Not only welding technology but also, to an increasing extent, non-destructive testing are being included in the specialist work of the regional branch. For this purpose, the regional branch in the Baltic states maintains close international contacts to the countries in the region as well as to EWF - European Welding Federation and IIW - International Institute of Welding.
The annual assembly was supported by ESAB GmbH, Kemppi GmbH and EWM AG in…