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Improving the competitiveness of the European steel fabrication industry using synchronised tandem wire welding technology


Project timeline
September 2003
36 months
August 2006
General Information
The overall objective of SYNFAB is to explore and quantify the benefits to the European steel fabrication industry of replacing established arc welding technologies with state of the art synchronised tandem wire technologies. The main process proposed for investigation is synchronised tandem wire arc welding (STWAW). In additon , the feasibility of using this technology for synchronised tandem arc brazing (STWAB) is to be investigated and compared. The expected deliverables include the demonstration that this technology can 1) improve productivity, 2) improve the metallurgical and mechanical properties of weldments, 3) increase control over structural distortion, 4) reduce fabrication costs.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaDG Research G, Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberRFS-CR-03049
Co-ordinatorCORUS UK Ltd (UK)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Jorge dos Santos, Institute for Materials Research, WMF Phone: +49 4152 87 1926, Fax : +49 4152 87 1927
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.P.A (IT), CORUS UK Ltd. (UK), Cranfield University (UK), Institutet för Metallforskning AB (SE), Stichting Netherlands Institute for Metals Research (NL)

(completed August 2006)

Last Update: 27. July 2021