World-first welding technology

Engineers from across Europe met in Flimby, Cumbria last month to demonstrate welding technology that will transform the way repairs take place in the shipping industry.Forth Engineeringinvited 12 partners from across Europe to showcase RESURGAM (Robotic Survey, Repair and Agile Manufacturing), a project that combines in-water friction stir welding technology with artificial intelligence and robotics.

The new technology will ultimately allow ship owners to repair vessels in the water, eliminating the need for a dry dock, thusimproving safety, cutting costs and saving time. Forth will share outcomes of the demonstration with the consortium and continue to work towards a solution that will be ready for roll-out across Europe and beyond.

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