Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht-Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material and Costal Research GmbH (HZG) is one of 18 members of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany’s largest science organisation. HZG is located in Geesthacht near Hamburg with branches in Teltow near Berlin and in Hamburg, with a total staff of approximately 1100 employees, including about 750 scientists, engineers and technicians.
The main HZG research areas cover materials science with focus on advanced engineering materials, research with neutrons and synchrotron radiation and regenerative medicine, as well as environmental research focusing on marine, coastal and polar systems; all these are closely embedded in research fields of the Helmholtz Association. Extensive experimental and testing facilities, pilot plants, mainframe computers, a research vessel and environmental monitoring facilities complement the HZG research platforms. more
Institut de Soudure
Institut de Soudure Association is a non-profit association (80 employees) created in 1905 and the French technical center (Headquarters – Villepinte – France) for welding and allied techniques (mechanical characterization, NDT, etc.). It was founded to help industrial shops to use acetylene gas safely and contributed to the creation of two post-graduation schools. Still today, IS is an active member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) that it co-founded in 1948. More recently, it has been a founding member of several associations in charge of pressure vessels safety (AFIAP, AQUAP and ASAP) and NDT (COFREND). Today it has about 290 Industrial members registered and it keeps them informed about recent developments in joining related issues. IS uses all the available skills, know-how and facilities – particularly in its Research and Development (R&D) centre located in Yutz (East of France) – to devise innovative solutions, which industry will need tomorrow. The R&D encompasses three technology platforms (Joining, Mechanical characterisation and NDT). IS is involved with two educations institutions ESSA and EAPS, which are devoted to train technicians and engineers for welding and its allied technology. more
Belgian Welding Institute
The Belgian Welding Institute (BWI) is a collective research centre. BWI has extensive recognised expertise in testing of materials and a worldwide reputation in testing of weldments. It is an independent non-profit organisation, combining the functions of research and development, education, training and transferring knowledge and all service relevant information to the industry. BWI has a team of 25 experienced researchers with backgrounds in welding, metallurgy, mechanical and civil engineering.
BWI has more than 30 years of experience in research for welding and related technologies, weldability of various materials and the behaviour of welded components and structures in service. It has carried out research with many of the existing technologies and has assisted companies with the implementation. The necessary knowledge to execute the proposed project is therefore to a large extent available. more
Chemetall GmbH is one of the leading global companies in Surface Treatment with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. With about 2,500 employees, 40 subsidiaries and 21 production sites, Chemetall is a financially strong and fast growing company with a long-term orientation. Since December 2016 Chemetall is a global business unit of BASF‘s Coatings division
The focus of Chemetall’s worldwide activities are development and implementation of customized technology and system solutions for Surface Treatment. The technologies are developed for cleaning, giving corrosion protection, sealing, improving paint adhesion, and facilitating the forming and treatment of metals. The globally established product ranges, for example Oxsilan®, Gardobond®, Ardrox® and Naftoseal®, are used in the most diverse industry sectors from automotive to aerospace, and have played a leading role in shaping metal treatment. more
TRA-C Industrie SAS
TRA-C industrie is a French SME, created in 2001 that employs 80 people for a turnover of 7.3MEU in 2017. TRA-C industrie is recognized as an industrial expert in metalworking that brings its know-how of engineering and its production capacities to its industrial customers from a wide range of industrial sectors such as: aerospace, railway, automotive, shipbuilding, energy and defense.
Since 2010, TRA-C industrie has been investing on its own funds in order to develop a product and service offer for Friction Stir Welding (FSW). In particular, TRA-C industrie is the first industrial company to have started a large series application integrating FSW, addressed to the automotive market in France. TRA-C distribute FSW equipment, design and produce fixtures and can provide turn-key installations, training and assistance for production ramp-up. Subcontract services are also provided through its FSW production equipment.
One core business of TRA-C industrie is the development (design, manufacturing and installation) of complex fixtures concerning welding activities for FSW and also for fusion welding application in various industrial sectors. TRA-C industrie is considered as one of the main actors for FSW fixtures development in France and Europe. more