TWI is one of the world's foremost research and technology organisations. From bases in UK, USA, China, Malaysia and Middle East, 900 staff provide technical support in joining and technologies such as material science, structural integrity. NDT, surfacing, electronic packaging and cutting. Services include contract R&D, technical information, consultancy, standards drafting, training and qualification. TWI offers a single, impartial source of service for joining engineering materials. TWI is internationally renowned for its multidisciplinary teams that implement established or advanced joining technology solving problems at any stage from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through service performance to repair.