Ron Sangster has 40 years’ experience in the torque measurement and calibration industries. Before setting up AWS Ltd 20 years ago, he worked for companies in the field, gaining them international recognition. He’s designed solutions to torque problems in numerous industries, including oil and gas, nuclear, defence, aerospace, medical, automotive, fastener, and accredited laboratories. He’s been the design consultant to NPL for the UK’s National Torque Calibration Machine, is chairman of two BSI torque technical committees, and a member of several others. He’s co-authored and presented torque standards papers at world IMEKO conferences, and in National Measurement and Quality seminars.
Peter Swanson is Managing Director of lntertronics, a supplier of adhesives, coatings, sealants and equipment for manufacturing and technology applications. He founded the company in 1979, and has extensive experience in assisting manufacturers to achieve productivity enhancement and performance improvement through the selection of adhesive materials and equipment. Outside of the office, Peter is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, mentoring small businesses to help them achieve growth.
Dr Mike Troughton has been carrying out research on plastics welding for 28 years. He is a Chartered Engineer and is currently Technology Fellow at TWI, where he is responsible for co-ordinating R&D, consultancy and training activities on plastics welding. He has managed over 120 research projects for clients all over the world and in many different industry sectors. He is the chairman of the BSI committee and ISO working group on plastics welding, and is the UK principal expert in various CEN, ASTM, ASME, AWS and IIW committees on plastics welding. He is also the author of the Handbook of Plastics Joining – A Practical Guide.