About this series
The IIW Collection of Books is authored by experts from the 59 countries participating in the work of the 23 Technical Working Units of the International Institute of Welding, recognized as the largest worldwide network for welding and allied joining technologies.
The IIW’s Mission is to operate as the global body for the science and application of joining technology, providing a forum for networking and knowledge exchange among scientists, researchers and industry.
Published books, Best Practices, Recommendations or Guidelines are the outcome of collaborative work and technical discussions-they are truly validated by the IIW groups of experts in joining, cutting and surface treatment of metallic and non-metallic materials by such processes as welding, brazing, soldering, thermal cutting, thermal spraying, adhesive bonding and microjoining. IIW work also embraces allied fields including quality assurance, non-destructive testing, standardization, inspection, health and safety, education, training, qualification, design and fabrication.