Joining nations 1947-1990

'Joining Nations' charts the background, foundation and evolution of the International Institute of Welding and looks at the people and events that have influenced its development since its creation in 1948. There were initially 13 member countries who had as their objectives: - to promote and encourage the development of welding and provide for the exchange of scientific and technical information relating to welding research and education; - to assist in the formulation of international standards for welding in collaboration with the ISO; - to organise periodical congresses. These are still the llW' s objectives but its membership is now a great deal more representative of global industry than it was 45 years ago.

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