After Dr Graeme Barritte and Dr Supriyo Ganguly opened the day, Prof John Norrish, Dr David Yapp, and Dr Paul Colegrove, former course directors, gave an overview of the many results in Welding Engineering from the research and education standpoints achieved over the last six decades.
Alumni said a a few words on where they are now, and recalled funny moments from the years spent on Cranfield University's campus.
Prof Stewart Williams, Head of the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre at Cranfield University and WAAM3D's Technical Director, recapped the Centre's evolution since he joined in 2005. His presentation was followed by updates on the latest research from Dr Jialuo Ding (also CTO of WAAM3D) and Dr Wojchiech Suder, Senior Lecturer at Cranfield.
The first day was completed by an evening reception.