To perform high quality activities of applicative research and technological development, respectively of qualification, certification, examination and inspection services, bench tests, welding consultancy, connected procedures, material and welded structures testing in order to increase Romanian industry efficiency.


Founded in 1970, ISIM Timişoara is a centre of scientific and technical competence in the field of welding and material testing. Operating since 1999 as a national research & development institute, ISIM has in progress the following actions:


  • fundamental and applicative research in the field of welding and material testing
  • scientific counseling, expertise, prognosis, failure analysis, inspection
  • constructive development of welding equipment and material testing equipment
  • training of personnel
  • certification and quality assurance
  • dissemination of scientific and technical information


As a scientific institution nationally and internationally acknowledged representative of Romania to the International Institute of Welding (IIW), ISIM implemented a quality system in compliance with ISO 9001 for all its fields of activity, a system certified by TÜV CERT.