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The conference will take place from the 11th to the 13th of October. Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th will be devoted to the presentations. A visit of Institut de Soudure research centers facilities will take place on Friday, October 13th, in the morning. Friction Stir Welding demonstration will be proposed. Over 30 papers will be presented and a poster session will be organized.



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Facilities at Arts et Métiers ParisTech Campus of Metz

The Laboratory of design, manufacturing and control (in French : Laboratoire de conception fabrication commande), develops innovative manufacturing processes. The main research theme is forging. A demonstration and major achievements will be presented.

IRT M2P has several ongoing research programs, of which multi-material joining using riveting, clinching, screwing and nailing. Some testing will be presented


Institut de Soudure visit

A visit of Institut de Soudure’s R&D labs is planned on Friday October 13th morning. Institut de Soudure has been recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry as the national welding, joining, and associated testing technical centre in France. The Industrial R&D centre works directly for industry but also takes part in various national and European funded collaborative projects. The center includes four technological platforms dedicated to joining (arc, laser, hybrid laser, FSW, brazing); Material and assemblies characterization (corrosion and fatigue testing, fracture mechanics); non-destructive testing (industrial maintenance, new equipment, composite materials); process development for the manufacture and NDT of continuous fibre reinforced composite materials. During the visit, you will be able to see major facilities and assist to some demonstrations.


For safety reasons, visits are limited to 40 people. The visits are organized without registration fees. Access will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please register as soon as possible. To register, simply fill in the registration form. You will receive a confirmation email in the next few days





About FSWP’2017

The purpose of this conference is to facilitate the communication between specialists and industrial in various fields of friction stir welding and processing. There will be presentations concerning all the steps: from fundamental studies to applied aspects, from experimental to numerical research.

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Credits :  Stefan Meyer, Jennifer Fieutelot, Institut de Soudure, Moselle Tourisme, Jean-Claude Kanny, Ville de Metz