TWI provides engineering consultancy services to its Members and stakeholders, delivering authoritative and impartial expert advice, knowhow and safety assurance related to engineering, materials and joining technologies.
We can provide you with an integrated approach to joining, inspection and material implementation for your products, embracing everything from research and development, specification and prototyping, to commissioning and installation.
Descended from the British Welding Research Association (BWRA), TWI has decades of heritage and has grown into one of the world's foremost independent research and technology organisations.
This independent nature allows us to offer truly impartial advice to our Members to support their aims and innovate to solve challenges.
This innovation is built upon our track record of original thinking and invention that has seen us deliver significant innovations to industry, including the invention of friction stir welding, the crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) test for measuring fracture toughness, and laser cutting technologies for steels.
While we remain at the forefront of these technologies, more recent innovations include functional metal coatings for composites, non-destructive testing techniques for composites and polymer pipes, and long life electron sources for additive manufacturing.
TWI research is carried out across a number of different project types, acting confidentially on behalf of our Members to develop technologies that can benefit our wider Membership. You can find out more about research and technology at TWI here.
As well as supporting our Members through our various research prgrammes, TWI works alongside partner organisations within consortiums to deliver collaborative projects that are supported by public funding. Often supporting larger initiatives, we use our expertise, experience and equipment to help develop innovative new capabilities, products and services for society.
In addition to providing industrial support services, TWI Ltd the world’s largest provider of welding technology and inspection related training for both companies and individuals alike. Our training centres around the world deliver a range of industrial trianing courses to around 20,000 people per year, many of which are now available online too. You can find out more about TWI Training here.
Working across industry to provide technical solutions to a wide range of challenges, our experts can be found across the globe providing support to some of the largest companies in the world.