September 2015

IIW Annual Assembly 2015 Deals with Vital Issues

The 68th International Institute of Welding (IIW) Annual Assembly and International Conference held from June 28 to July 3, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland was, according to Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) executive director, Sean Blake, not only of a high standard, but it also dealt with vital issues in terms of the welding andrelated industries’ role in future environmental sustainability. “The main outcome of the conference was that designsolutions incorporating high strength steels, stainless steels, aluminium and other advanced materials provide considerable potential for energy savings, improved performance and lower costs,” Blake says.