TWI is a world leading independent research and technology organisation. Established in 1946 with headquarters in Cambridge, TWI provides industry with engineering and manufacturing solutions for structures incorporating joining and associated technologies through information and technology transfer; consultancy and project support; generic research, contract R&D; and training, qualification and professional society membership. It is the only single source of expertise in every aspect of joining technology for engineering materials - metals, plastics, ceramics, composites and electronic assemblies – from materials selection, through manufacture, to in-service performance.
TWI is a non-profit distributing company, limited by guarantee and owned by its Members. It can therefore offer independent advice and is internationally renowned for employing multidisciplinary teams to implement established or advanced joining technology or to solve problems arising at any stage - from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through to service performance and repair.
TWI has almost 700 Members worldwide, operating in over 3500 locations dedicated to helping industry apply all forms of joining technology safely and efficiently. Some 2000 companies and organisations – representing virtually all sectors of manufacturing industry from over 70 countries around the globe – benefit from TWI services. Furthermore, TWI has representatives on more than 60 International, American and European committees and over 50 British Standard drafting groups. The field of activity covers welding engineering, welding equipment, structural integrity, corrosion, materials selection and joining of plastics.
TWI undertakes contract R&D in confidence for both industry and governments. It can offer individual experts or teams to help solve problems of all kinds related to materials joining. It will send its specialists anywhere in the world at short notice on troubleshooting missions. Know-how within TWI covers materials properties and applications joining, fabricating and assembling technologies, and manufacturing.