IIW Membership

Member Benefits

International Institute of Welding
The Welding Institute

International Institute of Welding

The mission of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) is "to act as the worldwide network for knowledge exchange of joining technologies to improve the global quality of life".

The IIW's mission is to operate as the global body for the science and application of joining technology, providing a forum for networking and knowledge exchange among scientists, researchers and industry. Through the work of its 26 Technical Commissions and Working Units, the organisation's technical focus encompasses the joining, cutting and surface treatment of metallic and non-metallic materials by such processes as welding, brazing, soldering, thermal cutting, thermal spraying, adhesive bonding and microjoining.  IIW's work also embraces allied fields including quality assurance, non-destructive testing, standardization, inspection, health and safety, education, training, qualification, design and fabrication.

The IIW offer members of The Welding Institute the ability to take part in advancing innovation in the field of materials joining and to contribute to the transfer of technology.

Members will be able to participate in various IIW events which bring together the international materials joining community.

IIW membership provides the opportunity for members to enhance their career through publications in top-rated scientific journal referenced in Web of Science®.

Members have the option to participate in the UK section of the IIW Committee which grants access to the IIW's vast technical database, with more than 15,000 key documents from over 60 years.

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