American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI, a private nonprofit membership organization supported by a diverse constituency of private and public sector organizations, is the administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system.
American Welding Society (AWS) (Welding Link)
AWS develops codes; offers technical training, certification programs, conferences and an annual exposition; and makes available books, charts, videos and software to its members.
- Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) the Certification Division of the CWB Group, provides certification for: welding operations of companies, welding consumables, welding inspection organizations, manufacturers of steel building systems, welding and metal products inspectors, and underwater welding qualifications.
- GCIL Training the Education Division of CWB Group, provides welding related training materials, software, courses for self-study and classroom, and in-plant and underwater welding training.
- QUASAR the Registration Division of the CWB Group, provides registration services for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for the metal fabrication sector.
Edison Welding Institute (EWI)
EWI provides welding and joining information through technical assistance, contract research, consultancy and training.
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA)
FMA provides technical information and educational opportunities for metal fabricators through conferences, magazines and research services.
Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI)
IFI is an association of manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets and all types of special formed parts that works to advance technology and application engineering of fasteners and formed parts through planned research and educational programs. The institute and its members also work with national and international technical organizations to develop standards and other technical practices.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Through publications, expositions, professional development resources and member programs, SME supports a network of hundreds of chapters for manufacturing executives managers and engineers. The organization helps members solve technology-specific problems and stay current on applications, processes, technology developments, methods and regulatory issues. SME includes a number of associations: The Computer & Automated Systems Association, Association for Electronics Manufacturing, Association for Finishing Processes, Machine Vision Association, Machining Technology Association, North American Manufacturing Research Association, Association
for Forming & Fabricating, Technologies Robotics International and Rapid Prototyping Association.
The Welding Institute (TWI)
TWI is the largest organisation concerned with R&D in joining technologies in the western world. Confidential contract R&D, consultancy services and training are provided covering welding, cutting, surfacing and bonding of all engineering materials including metals, polymers and ceramics. Almost all industry sectors are serviced; heavy steel users like shipbuilding and earthmoving equipment; microtechnology such as medical or electronic devices; those with specialised material needs like aeronautics and nuclear power. TWI helps at any stage – from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through to service performance and repair.
Welding Technology Institute of Australia
The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) was formed in 1989 by the amalgamation of the Australian Welding Institute and the Australian Welding Research Association
Welding Research Council (WRC)
WRC committees identify areas in which joining and pressure vessel technology must be advanced and provide a forum for the exchange, evaluation and dissemination of the pertinent technical information. The group’s publications are applications-oriented and provide specific recommendations based on validated technology.