EWF aim is to provide world-class, European focused, value-added products and support services to its members and their communities in the field of joining, welding and related technologies on an international basis.

EWF has been involved in the preparation, participation and management of vocational, educational, training and RTD (Research & Technical Development) projects as a way of driving forward the welding and joining communities.



TWI is one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in solving problems in all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management technologies.

TWI specialises in innovation, knowledge transfer and in solving problems across all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management.



ISQ is a Portuguese organisation which provides scientific and technological support and promotes ongoing improvement, innovation and the safety of people and property in Industry and Services.



Magyar Hegesztéstechnikai és Anyagvizsgálati Egyesülés (MHtE) – MHtE’s primary activities are Quality Assurance of qualification, the certification of welders, material testers, welding engineers, technicians, the promotion of advanced studies of the professionals and the development of the welding industry.



CESOL is an Association of Persons and Companies, independent and non-profit, in the service of welding and other joining techniques. The organisation specialises in information, certification of people, products and processes, training, advice and technical assistance to industries.

CESOL maintains ongoing relationships with virtually every Associations and / or National Institutes with similar characteristics worldwide, either directly or through organisations.



Founded in 1970, ISIM Timişoara is a centre of scientific and technical competence in the field of welding and material testing. To perform high-quality activities of applicative research and technological development, respectively of qualification, certification, examination and inspection services, bench tests, welding consultancy, connected procedures, material and welded structures testing to increase Romanian industry efficiency.

As a scientific institution nationally and internationally acknowledged representative of Romania to the International Institute of Welding (IIW), ISIM implemented a quality system in compliance with ISO 9001 for all its fields of activity and certified by TÜV CERT.



The Italian Institute of Welding Group is constituted by the Italian Institute of Welding - a non-profit Association- and three limited companies: IIS CERT, IIS PROGRESS and IIS SERVICE solely owned by the Italian Institute of Welding. Our know-how and expertise in the field of joining have been built since 1948 by generations of highly motivated technicians and engineers. A long journey always is undertaken with impartiality and integrity.