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Up to the motto „Cost Reduction by means of Method’s Competence “ our first Customer’s Day took place this year on Wednesday, 09/03/2016. Almost 50 interested participants from the executive and professional areas of predominantly medium-sized companies followed our invitation.

From the long-term and trusting cooperation, we know that markets and requirements of our customers change increasingly faster. With our nearly 90 years of experience in welding technology services and education and training, we responded to that fact by selecting from a toolbox of over 350 methods from the SixSigma-…

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Non destructive testing, NDT has become an indispensible tool for quality control and quality assurance in many industries. GSI - the Association for Welding Technology International will present methods that they developed in order to improve education in this field at the World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing in Munich from the 13th to the 17th of June 2016. By using the additive manufacturing technology for copying or constructing NDT specimens, similar and therefore comparable education and test pieces become possible. During a GSI practical training session,everybody works with the…

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Seven participants from Saudi-Arabia, Sudan, Ireland, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and China attended the course "International Welding Inspection Personnel"  in November/December 2015.

The participants, with existing experience in welding technology, have acquired testing technological knowledge of classical testing procedures, like e.g. ultrasonic testing or radiographic testing during the three weeks' course carried out in English. The practical tuition of the different methods was particularly welcomed by the group.

All participants passed the examination with very good results. …

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From left to right: Klaus Middeldorf (GSI); Christian Ahrens (GSI) and Jörg Mährlein (SLV Duisburg)

On November 30, 2015, around 60 international guests bade farewell to the longstanding Foreign Coordinator of GSI, Dipl. Ing. Christian Ahrens, on his retirement. With their presence, gifts, greetings and welcoming addresses, the guests paid their respects to Mr. Ahrens for his work for SLV Duisburg and GSI in over 30 years. In addition to his obligations for SLV Duisburg and GSI which resulted in an abundance of successful initiatives (e.g. the development of the distance courses and the decades of cooperation with WTI Harbin in China), Mr. Ahrens was involved in the German Welding Society…

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Via a project implemented by the globally active development organisation sequa GmbH, 18 vocational college teachers at colleges from several cities in Egypt have been trained to become welding shop foremen due to the promotion provided by the Foreign Office. In a competition in which 80 teachers took part in Egypt, these 18 vocational college teachers had qualified to participate in the training at GSI-Niederlassung Bildungszentren Rhein-Ruhr. The certificates were handed over by the Lord Mayor of the City of Essen, Mr. Thomas Kufen, in the presence of representatives of sequa and GSI.
Due to…

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With effect from October 16, 2015, Mr. Klaus Billen was appointed as the Deputy Quality Management Officer (QMO) at GSI. Mr. Billen took over the Deputy's position from Mrs. Sydekum who handed over the function due to parental leave.

The main focal point of the tasks is the accreditation of measures according to the Accreditation and Authorisation Ordinance for Employment Promotion (AZAV). In cooperation with the QMO at GSI (Heinz M. Klein), Mr. Billen is partly responsible for the quality management at GSI.

Within GSI mbH, great significance is attached to the quality management. The…

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As a service provider with worldwide activities, SLV Duisburg, a branch of GSI - Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH, has successfully rendered technical consultancy services since 1927.

From our experience with consultancy, we know that markets and requirements for the companies are changing ever more quickly. The challenges for the companies consist of producing products in ever shorter periods under considerable cost pressure and of supplying them on schedule with constantly stringent quality requirements. In order to perform these tasks, processes must be structured and…

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On November 3   6, 2015, GSI Niederlassung SLV Fellbach will take part in the Blechexpo and Schweisstec fairs in Stuttgart. As a member of the Advisory Council for the Fairs, SLV Fellbach is, as a partner in an advisory role, assisting the organiser with expert know-how.

For SLV Fellbach, the fairs which are significant for the Southern Germany region and the adjacent foreign countries are a welcome platform in order to present GSI's spectrum of services for training and further education in welding and testing technology as well as GSI's services for quality assurance, applications…

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Continuous access to research and innovation as a success factor for producing industry

On September 2, 2015, Dr. Ing. Klaus Middeldorf, Managing Director of GSI - Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH (GSI), followed the invitation to Seoul on the occasion of the founding conference of the association called "Root Industries".

With five other sectoral organisations (foundry sector, cold forming, heat treatment, surface machining and plastics processing) in Korea, the Korea Welding and Joining Society (KWJS) has founded the association called "Root Industries" in order to be able…

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After the fair is before the fair. GSI used these words in order to conclude the DVS EXPO and DVS CONGRESS event which took place in Nuremberg on September 14   17, 2015. A good moment in order to publish an insight into the event.


GSI was involved in the DVS EXPO and the DVS CONGRESS in a large number of ways: on the one hand, with the daily advice about welding technology on GSI's fair booth including the offer for companies and specialists to register in the GSI SLV Specialists Centre and, on the other hand, with the organisation of the VWTS Show in which impressive…

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