Technical Groups

Our Technical Groups organise webinars, meetings and visits which are developed around the interests of members of the Institute and employees of member companies. Participation is also open to non-members.

Speakers include specialists with diverse experience and backgrounds covering the fields of welding practice, welding technology, metals and non-metals, other joining technologies, surface treatments, inspection, non-destructive test, integrity assessment and integrity management across all industries from micro-electronics to heavy industry.

The Chairs of each Technical Group are volunteers with extensive experience and knowledge of topics relevant to their Group and organise a varied programme of themed meetings of topical interest.

Benefits of attending a Technical Group events:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Development of your personal knowledge
  • Exchanging experience and knowledge with others working in areas related to your own
  • Ideal for young engineers to gain valuable insights and knowledge
  • Continuous Professional Development points from attendance (every hour attended will earn you 2 points)

Technical Groups are also open to non-members, although a non-member fee will be levied. The non-member fee includes a one-year Associate Membership (AWeldI) of The Welding Institute. Find out more about AWeldI benefits.

Meet our Technical Group Co-Ordinator:


Our Technical Groups:

Structures and Infrastructure


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Welding and Joining Processes



Materials                            



Offshore Energy                



Pressure and Process Plant


Structural Integrity


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Polymers and Composites


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NDT and Condition Monitoring


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Forthcoming events

Back-to-Basics – Cracking in Ferritic Steels 

Online (Zoom)

19 Oct 2022, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UK Time) 

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Back-to-Basics – Cracking in Ferritic Steels 

Online (Zoom)

19 Oct 2022, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UK Time) 

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Academia Impact on Industry 

Online (Zoom)

27 Oct 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:45 PM (UK Time) 

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Failure Analysis - Methodology, Techniques and Case Studies

Online (Zoom)

1 November 2022, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (UK Time)

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Back-to-Basics: Welding of Reinforcing Bars - Materials, Methods and Pitfalls

Online (Zoom)

9 November 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (UK Time)

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Welding and Joining for the Modern Automotive Industry

Online (Zoom)

15 November 2022 09:30 am - 12:30 pm (UK Time)

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