Our Consultants can assist with: technical information and support regarding steels, stainless steels, aluminium alloys, nickel alloys, coppers and bronzes, titanium alloys, cast irons, engineering plastics, ceramics, metal matrix composites, and surfacing (hard-facing or cladding) alloys. Advice on weldability, i.e. cracking susceptibility and properties (mechanical, fatigue, fracture toughness, impact toughness and corrosion) is available. The effect of joint design, filler material, welding heat input and post-weld heat treatment (e.g. stress-relieving or annealing) on weldability is also addressed. Investigations into weldability of materials may also be undertaken on behalf of the client.