We will be launching into the new year by joining the Centre of Maritime Technologies (CMT), based in Hamburg, Germany. CMT’s members include shipyards, equipment suppliers and knowledge institutes, and its goal is to promote R&D and innovation in the maritime industry. The centre is involved in numerous joint industry innovation projects, including HILDA and RAMSES under the EU-funded Horizon 2020 programme.

Together with TWI, we will work with CMT and other members on projects related to joining technology, lightweight material joining and selection, and additive manufacturing. Key focus points will include friction stir welding for aluminium vessels and naval/submarine material selection in particular.