The Welding Engineering Research Group was originally established as a result of the significant involvement of UOW in the CRC for Welded Structures. It continues to conduct both industrially focused applied research and more fundamental studies in joining technology. The group is internationally recognized for its work on welding process technology and materials weldability. More recently a strong robotic automation activity has been developed in collaboration with the Applied Automation group in the Engineering Manufacturing Strength. An indication of the ongoing research portfolio is given under ‘Research Projects’. The group has access to excellent state of the art welding and automation equipment and is backed by substantial metallurgical facilities.
The group also maintains strong contacts with other national and international partners and is now a key player in the Defence Materials Technology Centre and the Energy Pipelines CRC.