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Record Turnout for Understanding Heat Treatment 2014


Derek Close, Wolfson Heat Treatment Centre’s manager, pictured below, has announced an all-time record attendance of 36 delegates for the Understanding Heat Treatment training course, which was held at the Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre in Federation House on 14-16th October.  The course had a Middle Eastern flavour boasting two delegates from Saudi Arabia and one from the Sultanate of Oman, there were also two delegates from the Republic of Ireland.  The delegates are shown below along with details of their various affiliations.  This was the 10th course since Wolfson’s affiliation with the Surface Engineering Association and the 79th since the first one at Aston University way back in November 1977.  Over the years the course which these days is repeated annually, has been attended by a grand total of 1,894 delegates!  

Course Delegates

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Tom Marshall (Delphi Diesel Systems), James Bolter (TTI Group Ltd – Letchworth), Nick Wiggans (Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd), James Cody, Jonathan Bass-Archer (Xtrac Ltd), Dermot Hale and Claus Dietrich (Smithstown Light Engineering - Ireland).
Khalid Bintalib (NES – Saudi Arabia), Krzysztof Tworz (TTI Group – Luton), Course Organiser and Speaker Derek Close (Wolfson Heat Treatment Centre) Mohanad AlShaya (NES – Saudi Arabia), Pranesh Latchayya (TTI Group – Letchworth).

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Thomas Dutton and James Bailey (Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd), James Kitchen (Padley & Venables), Robert Britton (Wallwork Heat Treatment (B’ham)), Saeed Al Mugheiry (Sultan Quaboos University – Sultanate of Oman), Mathew Deakin and Simon Brooke (Controls and Data Services), and David Huntington (Special steels Ltd.
Paul Williams (Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd), Graham Lilly (Wallwork Heat Treatment (B’ham)), Daniel Whitehouse and David Lakin (Tamworth Heat Treatment Ltd).

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Kelly Barton (Wallwork Heat Treatment (B’ham)), Ilyas Bobat (Houghton PLC), Sam Mellor (Doncasters FVC), Jack Bruce (Heat Treatment 2000 Ltd), Roger Brooks and Mick Warner (Joy Global), Adam Love (Wallwork Heat Treatment (B’ham)) and Simon Barker (Induction Heat Treatments Ltd).
David Woosey (Ronaldsway Aircraft Co Ltd), Rikki Lee-Jones (Heat Treatment 2000 Ltd), Callum Edlin (NSK Europe Ltd) and Robert Rowell (NSK Bearings Europe Ltd).

The course, the aim of which is to convey a general appreciation of the metallurgical/technological background to industrial heat treatment processing and utilises the expertise of eight lecturers who are all either working in or associated with the heat treatment industry to ensure that it is constantly updated, is next planned for October 13 – 15, 2015.  Follow the link below for more information.

Understanding Heat Treatment Course


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