Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components
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First CWRVC EN 15085 awarded for Friction Stir Welding

First CWRVC EN 15085 awarded for Friction Stir Welding

TWI Certification Ltd (TWI CL) has certified Sumitomo Precision Products (SPP)  with a scope extension for Friction Stir Welding (FSW) under its Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC) Scheme in accordance with EN 15085, the quality requirements for welding of railway vehicles and components.

To date, implementation of EN 15085 has not adequately addressed the specifics of the FSW process but TWI, the home of FSW, applied its world-leading expertise to support the assessment of SPP compliance with the standard.

Specification of EN 15085 is becoming increasingly popular, making it a pre-requisite for contract award or acceptance as an approved supplier, and FSW is being increasingly adopted as an efficient and effective joining process. The TWI CL, CWRVC scheme delivers high customer confidence in all welding processes applied to railway vehicles and component.