Technical centre and R&D

Institut de Soudure is recognised by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry as being the only technical welding, joining,  and associated testing centre in France.

Thus, under an agreement with the State and under its supervision, Institut de Soudure conducts numerous actions on behalf of the profession :

R&D work in the context of major research programmes, studies for the profession or associative studies jointly funded by industry. Read more.

Development of standards in welding and in NDT, in partnership with Afnor and UNM, the Mechanical Standards Union. Read more.

Techno-watch actions and dissemination of knowledge through its documentation centre and its magazine: Soudage et Techniques Connexes (Welding and Associated Techniques). Read more.

Welding instruction for engineers and senior technicians in its two specialist training centres: École Supérieure du Soudage et de ses Applications (ESSA) and École d’Adaptation aux Professions du Soudage (EAPS). Read more.

In order to conduct its R&D work, the Technical Centre is supported by three Technological laboratories equipped with cutting edge facilities in Lorraine at Yutz, Goin and Saint-Avold Porcelette. These laboratories meet the industry's needs for innovation – major groups or small/medium businesses – in the form of services.
Mechanical testing and corrosion Laboratory

The Institut de Soudure's strategic choices are defined by the Institut de Soudure Research Committee, which includes our internationally renowned "Fellow" experts: Daniel Chauveau in Non Destructive Testing and Fabrice Scandella in Processes and Materials:

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