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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


METal - Joining of Sheet Steel Products

METal - Joining of Sheet Steel Products


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Joining methods are widely used throughout manufacturing. This course offers an education in the principles of a broad range of joining techniques are covered in this course including welding, riveting, fasteners and adhesives.

Who Should Attend?

The course will suit technical personnel, engineers and production managers whose roles involve or have an interest in joining and wish to gain a technical understanding of the processes.

Course Aims

To provide a foundation understanding of the principles and mechanisms of joining techniques and an overview of the many different joining methods in common use in manufacturing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of joining methods
  • A broad understanding of different joining methods
  • An ability to assess and select optimum joining methods for specific applications

Course Programme

  • Principles of joining
  • Joining processes
  • TIG
  • MIG
  • Resistance Spot
  • Laser



  • Mash seam
  • High-Speed Resistance Welding
  • Adhesives
  • Fasteners
  • Testing techniques



Baglan Bay Innovation Centre

Duration & Assessment

3 days plus 2 hour written exam.


To find out more about how much it costs to attend this course and to see if you are eligible for part funding please visit our prices page