The International Institute of Welding (IIW) was founded in 1948 by the welding institutes or societies of 13 countries that considered it crucial to make more rapid scientific and technical progress possible on a global basis. The IIW membership today comprises welding associations from 51 countries worldwide, with ever more nations continually indicating interest.
To advance welding and joining through a worldwide network
The leading global community linking industry, research and education to the advancement of welding and joining for a safer and sustainable world.
IIW ‘MUST WIN’ BATTLES TO :
• Have an Education, Training, Qualification and Certification (ETQ&C) system which meets the needs of industry and IIW members.
• Implement an effective organisational and management structure.
• Improve IIW’s visibility and impact through effective communication and marketing.
• Ensure the industrial relevance of IIW research best practice development and standardisation activities.
• Increase the value of involvement to all IIW stakeholders
We are a membership-based organisation, supporting both individuals and companies alike. We exist to provide authoritative and impartial expert advice, knowhow and safety assurance through engineering, materials and joining technologies – helping you design, create and operate the best products possible.
Descended from the British Welding Research Association (BWRA), we have grown into one of the foremost independent research and technology organisations. We span innovation, knowledge transfer and problem resolution across all aspects of welding, joining, surface engineering, inspection and whole-life integrity management.
To deliver globally recognised and valued qualifications and personal membership services in joining and allied technologies to an expanding membership base.
To be the world class engineering institution for welding, joining and allied technologies.
• To promote professionalism, and the advancement of knowledge, in welding, joining and allied technologies.
• To ensure that the importance of welding, joining and allied technologies is widely understood in the engineering and lay communities; and that welding and joining professionals, who are recognised by the Institute, are held in high esteem by those communities.
• To confer professional status on those who demonstrate appropriate education, training competence and commitment to professional development; and contribute to safety and unity amongst those employed in welding, joining and allied technologies.
• To achieve recognition from relevant UK, European and international organisations, in order to enable engineers and technicians to register their professional status.
• To promote the activities of branches enabling members to gain benefit from local networking and technology exchange
• To require professional and personal members to abide by a Code of Conduct.
• To actively promote the transfer and exchange of technical information on welding, joining and allied technologies, through a range of events and media.
• To exploit the latest developments in information and communications technology to further the aims of the Institute.
• To attract students, trainees, apprentices, graduates and experienced professionals in welding, joining and allied technologies into membership and to take part in both the national and local branch activities of the Institute.
• To emphasise the importance of education and training in welding, joining and allied technologies, for both initial and continuing professional development; and to endorse education and training programmes that meet the standards set by the Institute.
The “Asian Welding Federation (AWF)” is a federation formed by the Asian Welding societies/institutes/associations.
The AWF is a non-profit making organization devoted to the improvement and promotion of welding technology through the exchange of scientific information and knowledge for the betterment of the welding communities in Asia in terms of technological progress and growth.
Its main objectives are as follows:
– standardization of welding skill and qualification
– promoting exchange of scientific and technical information in welding and transfer of welding knowledge and skills
– develop a formal structure to promote and guide AWF members towards a common welding standard
– defining common guidelines for the education, training, qualification and certification of personnel in welding and related technologies
– increasing welding qualification and efficiency
The Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) was established as a professional body through the Technologists & Technicians Act 2015 (Act 768), to register and recognize Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians as professionals in related technology and technical fields.
MBOT looks at technology-based professions that cuts across disciplines from conceptual design to a realized technology and covers from Technicians (with SKM/Diploma Level) up to Technologists (Bachelor’s Degree level and above). As a whole, these professionals (Technologists and Technicians) have integrated roles from concept to reality.
Memorandum of Understanding
WIM has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) for WIM’s appointment as a member of Technology Expert Panel (TEP) in a related technology field recognised by MBOT. In this respect WIM shall
•assist and provide necessary advice to the Technology and Technical Accreditation Council for/during technology program accreditation
•develop and propose professional assessment framework or anything related to professional assessment for the related technology field
•develop and propose practicing provisions or best practices for professionals in the respective technology field
•perform the scope of work in accordance to the TEP Terms of Reference and any mutually agreed scope of work which shall be defined from time to time