The International Institute of Welding was founded in 1948 by the welding institutes or societies in 13 countries, who felt the need to make possible more rapid scientific and technical progress.
The technical field of the IIW encompasses the joining, cutting and surface treatment of metallic and non-metallic materials by such processes as welding, brazing, soldering, thermal cutting, thermal spraying, adhesive bonding, microjoining and embraces allied fields including quality assurance, non-destructive testing, standardization, inspection, health and safety, education, training, qualification, design and fabrication.
The IIW's objectives are :
For the development of some standards in the field of welding, ISO collaborates with the International Institute of Welding, which has been approved by the ISO Council as an international standardizing body in this field of technology.
ISO standards in the field of welding are developed and maintained under the responsibility of ISO/TC 44 Welding and allied processes.
Further information about the IIW can be found on the IIW Web site.
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The committees below can access the documents of IIW:
|ISO/TC 44||Welding and allied processes||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 3||Welding consumables||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 5||Testing and inspection of welds||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 6||Resistance welding and allied mechanical joining||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 7||Representation and terms||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 8||Equipment for gas welding, cutting and allied processes||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 9||Health and safety||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 10||Quality management in the field of welding||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 11||Qualification requirements for welding and allied processes personnel||ISO|
|ISO/TC 44/SC 12||Soldering materials||ISO|
|ISO/TC 135/SC 3||Ultrasonic testing||ISO|