The Weldability Sif Technology & Training Centre was officially opened on Friday 27th March 2015 and is expected to become a hub for the UK welding & fabrication industry for weld procedure development, technical support and welder training & qualification.
Hosting a range of training tools and presentation areas the Weldability Sif Technology & Training Centre is available for use by any business that uses a welding process during their manufacturing process.
The Weldability Sif Technology & Training Centre houses a large product demonstration and selection showroom, plus a cutting-edge welder training facility that includes a highly impressive eLearning suite and fully-immersive virtual welding studio that provides a complete 'Virtual Learning Environment' to allow students to gain an understanding of the practicalities of the trade before entering a live workshop. Twelve fully-equipped welding bays form part of a welding process centre that will allow industrial users to conduct development trials and carry out welder training & testing.
Adrian Hawkins, Weldability Sif Chairman, addressed attendees of the opening event and paid tribute to the strength of the Sif brand in surviving 2 wars, 3 recessions and 8 changes in UK government and said that although it had been quite a journey. Adrian added “We won’t stop there! In our flagship, state-of-the-art Technology & Training Centre, we will continue to further develop our courses, simulators, and training products, as well as offer one of the finest welder-training and coding sites in the UK, providing much-needed facilities to those that use welding during the manufacture of products.”
The Weldability-Sif Technology & Training Centre offers businesses a ‘bay for a day’ service, allowing welding bays to be rented on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The technical staff at Weldability Sif can offer businesses support with the development of weld procedure specifications, welder testing & coding and compliance with the recently introduce BS EN 1090 regulation.