TWI is one of the world's foremost independent research and technology organisations, with a specialty in welding. With headquarters six miles south of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, since 1946, and with facilities across the UK and around the world, the organisation has a long history of invention and knowledge transfer. TWI works across all industry sectors and has expertise in all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management technologies. TWI services include consultancy, technical advice, research and investigation for Industrial Member companies and public funding bodies. It also offers Training and Examination Services in NDT, welding and inspection across the globe. TWI employs over 700 staff, serving 700 Industrial Member companies across 4500 sites in 80 countries. It houses a professional institution, The Welding Institute, with a separate membership of 6000 individuals.