The objectives of the SWI foundation are the promotion and development of the quality and safety of welded assemblies. To achieve these objectives, SWI provides training and certification, and conducts applied research & development projects for regional and national businesses. This includes:
- International theoretical and practical training in welding and electronic soldering,
- Welding, brazing and electronic soldering certification,
- Services to companies (eg consulting and training),
- R&D projects co-financed with private, industrial or public funds.
The Swiss Welding Institute is an independent organization. It is a nonprofit public interest foundation as defined by Articles 80 and following of the Swiss Civil Code. It is operated by welding professionals. Under the foundation’s bylaws, its Board includes representatives of the market, government and non-government bodies, and the academic community.
For professionals or non, SWI is a certification body which issues certificates in the field of welding, brazing and electronic assembly to individuals who request them and meet the requirements of the standards in force.
For the companies, SWI is a testing laboratory for the qualification of welding and brazing processes.