Residual stresses and defects in modern welding and additive manufacturing




20 September




17:00 -

Unforgettable learning experience!

Dates & Times
This FREE webinar will focus on the challenges and highlights of residual stress and defect assessment using several portable and non-portable techniques in welding, additive manufacturing and composite components.

  • Welding, cladding and repairs in civil, energy mining and transport applications.
  • Additive manufacturing and composites for small- and large-scale applications
  • Non-destructive and destructive residual stress and defects assessment for fitness for purpose

For the full webinar flyer, please click here.
This FREE webinar will be of one and a half hours duration including half an hour for questions and discussion. It will be held on four separate occasions to accommodate the four different regions of the globe: The Americas; Africa and Europe; Indian sub-continent; Asia and Australasia.

Designers, structural engineers, consultant engineers, mechanical engineers, welding and production engineers, maintenance and quality control engineers, as well as researchers. Delegates are encouraged to bring along their problems to contribute to discussions and local case studies.

The webinar will be especially relevant to all professionals in automotive, aerospace, steel construction, steel bridge design, power generation, naval and shipbuilding, offshore construction, pipeline and other industries that apply welding and additive manufacturing.
OPAL Research Reactor at ANSTO
The OPAL research reactor at ANSTO has several instruments available for materials science and engineering applications.
The instruments have a unique non-destructive ability to determine critical imperfections, assist performance of engineering apparatus via radiography and tomography, measure internal residual stresses and textures in crystalline materials, such as metals, alloys, ceramics, and composites.

These measurements can be carried out on real engineering components, mock-ups, or test samples with minimal preparation. This information provides direct impact into optimization of modern manufacturing processes, improved product reliability, enhanced design performance, reduced production cost, and extended life prediction on significant engineering assets.

The versatile team at ANSTO has established a strong record in assisting Australian and international researchers and engineers across a wide range of engineering projects. The newly developed Australian Stress Engineering and the Solid-State Manufacturing Centres, and a Node of Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composite (SoMAC CRC) at the University of Sydney are building on this experience and collaboration. Support and advice is available to industry as well as academia on manufacturing, characterisation and assessments of welding, additive manufacturing and composites.
Dates & Times
The webinar will be of one and a half hours duration including half an hour for questions and discussion. It will be held on four separate occasions to accommodate the four different regions of the globe: The Americas; Africa and Europe; Indian sub-continent; Asia and Australasia.
Dates and Times for Webinars -

The Americas
Monday 18 September 2023: Toronto/Michigan (EST): 10:00 -11:30, West Coast Canada and USA (PST): 07:00 – 08:30, Santiago, Chile:10:00-11:30, Sao Paulo, Brazil:11:00 – 12:30
Africa and Europe
Tuesday 19 September 2023: Johannesburg-CET: 13:00 – 14:30, Nigeria-London: 12:00 – 13:30, Istanbul: 14:00 – 15:30
● Registration link: TBC

Asia and Australasia
Wednesday 20 September 2023: Auckland: 17:00 – 18:30, Sydney: 15:00 – 16:30, Perth: 13:00 – 14:30, Singapore: 13:00 -14:30, Bangkok: 12:00 -13:30, Seoul: 14:00 – 15:30, Tokyo: 14:00 – 15:30 am
SAARC and Middle East
Wednesday 27 September 2023: India & Sri Lanka: 16:30 – 18:00, Bangladesh:17:00 – 18:30, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, 14:00 – 15;30, Bahrain, UAE-Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi 15:00 – 16.30
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Registration is free but for the Americas’ Webinar, participants must be members of the CWB Association. Membership is free Join the CWB Association | CWB Group
Anna Paradowska

Anna Paradowska is an Industry Engagement Manager (since 2014) at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS), Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) as well as Conjoint Professor in Advanced Structure Materials (since 2019) at The University of Sydney.She has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University (2008) and an MSc degree in Materials Science Engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology (2001), Poland. Anna is an expert in residual stress analysis and one of her goals in her research is to relate residual-stresses and defects, mechanical and metallurgical properties to manufacturing procedures and integrity requirements of engineering components, in particular in additive manufacturing and welded structures.Her goal is to support Australian and global industry through building long-term collaborations and partnerships with universities, other research organisations, and businesses. She has made a significant impact on the development of industrial engagement at ACNS and the growth of a portfolio of local and international commercial clients, which includes CSIRO, DSTG, TWI, Hardchrome Engineering, Toyota, Honda, DMTC, AMRC with Boeing, Jemena, Zinfra Group and more.