Experts in welding processes and material characterization work closely with automation researchers to achieve the optimal outcome for welded structures.Welding research is carried out using robots for accuracy and repeatability. A team of welding experts and material science experts collaborated closely to ensure the material and weld quality meet the Australian standards.
Ship building is set to become a large industry in Australian manufacturing over the coming years. UOW was involved in carrying out welding trials and material characterisation for ship building steels. UOW has collaborated with Naval, a multinational company to carry out welding research.
UOW partnered with DSI to investigate welding rings onto pipe and use laser scanning technology to determine the correct welding settings.