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Welding Awards

We all like to be recognized for a job well done. Here you'll find some of the industry's most well-known welding awards and a recent student award. 10th Annual Image of Welding Awards "The Image of Welding awards are issued in eight categories. The awards

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National Welding Month [VIDEO]

The national PR campaign for welding has begun; now’s the time to pitch in. April Is National Welding Month from American Welding Society on Vimeo. April is National Welding Month and in order to bring awareness about the welding profession, the local sections of the

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Fire Prevention for Welders

It is easy to take for granted things that you work with everyday. (Have you ever seen someone who works with poisonous snakes, crocodiles, or tigers and thought, "Wow that is stupid"?) It is easy to become complacent, careless, or over confident. It is easy

How To Become A Welding Engineer

The job of a welding engineer involves planning and performing welding techniques using different types of welding equipment. 

2012 New Year’s Resolutions: Here’s to a Bright Future in the Welding Trade

2011 has now come to a close, which causes reflection as we tuck it away and look forward to the dawn of another year: 2012.

Insurance for Welders

If you work for yourself as a freelancer or independent contractor you need insurance. Your agent will ask the right questions to help you find the level of coverage that you’ll need, but consider if you want mobile welder insurance, general welding insurance, and/or basic

Welding Resources – Welding Certification

This is the next installment of a monthly Welding Resources series. In this series, we’ll be covering key topics relevant to welding and welders. Rather than providing one narrative article detailing a specific tip, procedure, or issue, these Welding Resources posts are meant to serve

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Welding Procedure Specification

The Welding Procedure Specification or WPS is a document that is used to describe welding procedures.  The objective of this document is to inform welders of the accepted procedures to insure that repeatable and proven welding techniques are used.  A Welding Procedure Specification is developed

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Radiographic Interpreter Certification

Radiographic film and other media is increasingly used in welding. The radiographic interpreter reads the films and then relays what they see to the people who need to know. The American Welding Society (AWS) offers certification as a Certified Radiographic Interpreter. Picture Credit: Integrity Inspection

Scholarships Awarded to Help Welders

Ask anyone and you will get the same exact answer: education is expensive. In order to have a career that is fulfilling and will allow you to be able to support yourself and a family you have to have some kind of training. And while

6 Steps to Becoming a Certified Welder

So what does it mean to be a certified welder? Sounds like a fair question, especially if you have interest in becoming a certified welder, because the answer seems to depend upon who you ask.

AWS Welding Fabricator Certification Awarded

The highest standards for welding companies are those that are set by the American Welding Society (AWS). The society's standards are so high that many companies are never able to meet them. When a company does meet the standards, then the company has earned the

AWS Welding Handbooks

Are you a welding inspector? Are you currently in class studying to be a welder? Are you a welding teacher? Then you might want to consider investing in the American Welding Society (AWS) welding handbooks. No matter how long you have been a welder, or

Certified Welding Educator Program

Have you ever considered teaching? The American Welding Society (AWS) has made it easier than ever to become a Certified Welding Educator (CWE). This program is made for those welding professionals who are already in or want to be in the teaching field.

Nine Year Recertification for CWI or SCWI

A great way to further your welding career is by becoming a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or even moving up to a Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI). It's a great way to make sure that you make yourself valuable and earn the money that you deserve.

AWS Holding Conference in North Carolina

Conferences are excellent ways to further your skills and work towards recertification or a renewal. The American Welding Society (AWS) has an excellent program where attending a conference earns you PDH's, or Personal Development Hours. These hours can be used towards a renewal or recertification

The Prevention of Weld Failures Conference

The American Welding Society (AWS) holds many conferences throughout the year that provide fun and education for welders at any stage of their career. Everyone who attends an AWS conference is awarded with 1 PDH (Professional Development Hour) for each hour that they are attending

American Welding Online

Many welders may already know this but there will be those who don't: the American Welding Society (AWS) has a new online learning environment called American Welding Online (AWO). AWO offers a wide variety of learning tools such as interactive seminars for certified welders, students,