In summary

  • Swinburne and the American Welding Society on behalf of the International Thermal Spray Association have entered into an agreement to expand their combined international outreach
  • The collaboration will ensure a pathway for the advancement of understanding of surface engineering

A new partnership between Swinburne University of Technology and the American Welding Society (AWS) on behalf of the International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA) aims to further surface engineering science and technology within a global context.

The two organisations have entered into an agreement to expand their combined international outreach.

“This partnership between AWS and the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM) is a great outcome,” says SEAM Director, Distinguished Professor Chris Berndt.

“We will both have significant benefits by training early career researchers who will share their excitement and enthusiasm in surface engineering.”

The collaboration will ensure a pathway for the promotion and advancement of fundamental knowledge and understanding of surface engineering.

ITSA, a standing committee of the American Welding Society, is a professional industrial organisation dedicated to expanding the use of thermal spray technologies for the benefit of industry and society.

“Part of the AWS mission is to advance the science, technology and application of allied joining processes, including thermal spraying,” says Alfred Nieves, Manager of AWS Membership Operations and ITSA liaison.

“The partnership between ITSA/AWS and Swinburne aligns with our mission and will encourage the next generation of engineers to advance both the technology and their career paths in surface engineering.”

The American Welding Society

The American Welding Society is the worldwide authority in the development of standards, certifications and educational programming for the welding community. The society is committed to connecting the welding industry to its extensive collection of resources, informing its members of technological advancements, and developing the next generation of welding professionals.

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