The Welding Institute

Welding and Joining Technical Group (TG2)

Almost every fabricated item contains one or more joints made by a variety of joining processes. The scope of TG2 scope has been extended to cover not only all of the arc, power beam, resistance and solid phase welding processes but also brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding.

The events offered by TG2 include application and control of the welding and joining processes, welding and joining consumables, welding and joining as practised in the power generation, oil and gas, process plant, structural steel and transport industries; industrial productivity, automation and robotics; health and safety; computer software; welding applications; management and quality assurance systems; national and international standards; quality control and acceptance criteria.

Meet the TG2 Chair

EUR ING Gene Mathers CEng, MSc, Dip IIM, FWeldI, EWE, IWE

Gene has over 40 years industrial experience working in pipeline, power generation, heavy engineering, nuclear and the pressure vessel fabrication industries. He worked for NEI-International Combustion Ltd. as the company’s Welding and Metallurgy Manager and latterly Quality Manager for some 10 years before joining TWI Ltd in 1991 as Manager, School of Welding Technology, where he controlled and administered courses ranging from hands on skills training to classroom based welding engineering courses for postgraduate engineers. He then moved into the role of Principal Consultant in the Manufacturing Services Group before taking retirement in 2007. Since then he has provided a welding engineering consultancy service as a private consultant.

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Some of our previous events

  • Back-to-Basics: Pre-heat
  • Back-to-Basics: MIG/MAG welding
  • Quality Requirements for Nuclear New Build
  • Structural Integrity, Inspection and the Repair of Pipes and Other Pressure Components 

  • Development in Welding Processes
  • High Integrity Welding Processes in the Nuclear Industry 
  • Welding of High Temperature Plant - Part 1
  • Welding of High Temperature Plant - Part 2
  • In Person: SMRs/AMRs – Manufacturing the Nuclear Future

  • Back-to-Basics: Submerged Arc Welding

      Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

      The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour's attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

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      NDT and Condition Monitoring 

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