TWI are holding the UK’s largest exhibition dedicated to welding and joining at our headquarters near Cambridge on 22 May, 2019.
TWI has a rich history of developing and advancing welding and joining processes, making us one of the world’s leading authorities in this area.
Among the many breakthroughs made by TWI was the development of pulsed control technology for arc welding processes, which led to benefits for MIG and TIG welding, including offering better control of the processes.
Another innovation from TWI was the creation of pre-programmable arc welding, which allowed pre-determined welding conditions to be stored, so that work could be automated and performed in hazardous environments without the need for human intervention.
TWI also advanced transistor control technology, which allowed for the precise control of welding power supplies, while the creation of techniques such as friction stir welding and linear friction welding have offered numerous benefits for industry.
Elsewhere, TWI’s work with electron beam welding saw the creation of high-power electron beam welding, which allowed for the joining of thicker sections. Previously this was limited to sections that were just 12mm thick. Electron beam capabilities were extended further in the 1990s, when TWI invented reduced pressure electron beam welding, using a locally sealed chamber to allow for the welding of larger parts.