The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans.

Publication date 2015

This invaluable raining reference helps inspectors, engineers, and welders evaluate the difference between discontinuities and rejectable defects. 254 pages 18 chapters, index, 108 figures, 16 tables, 6 1/2" x 9", fourth edition (2015).

Publication date 2014

This specification provides the minimum quality requirements for arc welding of various types of automotive and light truck components. This specification covers the arc and hybrid arc welding of coated and uncoated steels.

Publication date 2015

Provides guidance on visual examination of welds, including sections on prerequisites, fundamentals, surface conditions, and equipment. Sketches and color photographs illustrate common weld discontinuities. 42 pages, 3 annexes, 48.

Publication date 2015-09

COMING SOON The New D1.1 spells out the requirements for design, procedures, qualifications, fabrication, inspection and repair of steel structures made of tubes, plate and structural shapes that are subject to either static or cyclic loading.

Publication date 2014

This standard establishes the minimum requirements necessary to qualify as a Welding Fabricator. The qualification is determined based on an examination of the implementation of the fabricator’s Quality Manual to verify compliance to the requirements defined in this specification. This document also defines the Welding Fabricator's functions and lists the minimum reference materials that the Welding Fabricator should possess.

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