AWS Professional Welders Competition  

8669 N.W. 36th Street, #130
Miami,  FL  33166-6640

United States
  • Booth: B32110

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.

As part of its FABTECH activities, AWS will host a Professional Welding Competition on November 6 and 7 during show hours in Hall B, Booth B32110.  Professional welders can sign up onsite to compete for a $2,500 first prize, a $1,000 second prize, and a $500 third prize. Don’t miss the chance to cheer on competitors as they demonstrate their skills to earn the title of “Best Welder in America.” Contestants will make a single-pass SMAW weld with E7018 on low-carbon steel. Speed and quality will be the criteria. Announcement of winners at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 8.


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  • Brought to you by the American Welding Society (AWS), the Welding Source aims to be your first-stop-in-the-morning, must-serve-with-coffee, daily source for the pulse of everything welding.

    Here at AWS, we are dedicated to advancing the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes. That is our mission and it is why we exist.

    We realized there was a need to provide professionals across manufacturing, engineering and service industries with a place to gather for news, career development, DIY articles, and shop tips.

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  • AWS 8-week Online CWI Seminar
    Want to prep for the CWI exam from home, work with a live instructor and get your study materials ahead of time? You got it! The AWS 8-week Online Seminar is home based and taught online by a live instructor. Register now! Class starts on OCT 3rd....

  • The 8-Week Online CWI Seminar is designed to prepare participants for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Exam from the comfort of their own homes. Students meet online twice per week for an interactive, two-hour session with an AWS instructor. All materials are included. Students receive books, practice tests, and inspection tools prior to the start of the course (yours to keep) and a set of plastic weld replicas for the Part B: Practical portion of the seminar (to borrow and return to AWS). Students also have access to online resources one month before and after the seminar.


    The 8-Week Online CWI Seminar provides a comprehensive review of the extensive body of knowledge covered in each of the three portions of the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Exam.

    • Part A-Fundamentals

      All facets of welding quality and nondestructive examination, including metal joining and cutting processes, weld joint geometry and welding symbols, welding inspection and qualification criteria, metal properties and destructive testing, and weld and base metal discontinuities.

    • Part B-Practical

      How to use visual inspection and measurement tools, evaluate weld replicas with representative discontinuities and defects, employ welding qualification documents, and visually inspect welds using representative specifications.

    • Part C-Code Book

      How to quickly locate important paragraphs, charts, and tables in order to navigate the code in a timed testing environment or in time sensitive working conditions.

      Enjoy all the benefits afforded by this new offering:

    • CONVENIENT - Study from home at your own pace.

    • COMPREHENSIVE - The 8-week Online CWI Seminar covers all the content you’ll need to know for the CWI Exam.

    • EASY TO ACCESS - Participants can access the course from any computer with an internet connection.

    • INTERACTIVE ONLINE PRESENTATIONS - An engaging instructor will provide practice questions to help you test your learning.

    • STAY HOME - No need to travel to a seminar location, stay in hotel, or take time off work.

    • ACCESS TO AWS INSTRUCTOR - During the live presentations your instructor will answer your questions in real time.

    • PACING - Don’t cram in one week! Learn at a pace that works for you.

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  • AWS D1.1 Online Code Clinic
    Need to prepare for the D1.1 Code Book Exam? Register now for the AWS D1.1 Online Code Clinic and learn how to navigate the D1.1 code and exam in time-sensitive testing or working environments from the comfort of your own home....

  • The AWS D1.1 Online Code Clinic provides a detailed road map through AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. Led by an experienced AWS instructor, participants will learn to quickly locate salient clauses and use important tables and figures in time-sensitive testing or working environments. This comprehensive, 4-hour course features detailed, easy-to-understand explanations as well as interactive questions, quizzes, and a final exam designed to help participants prepare for the code book certification exam.

    The D1.1 Code Clinic includes an exclusive online pre-course designed to help you develop successful test-taking strategies based on the actual structure of the code book exam.  You will learn about time management, benchmarking, highlighting, tabbing, question keywords, and other tools designed to help you quickly identify and locate the answers to test questions.

    Take advantage of the benefits this code clinic offers:

    • COMPREHENSIVE - Approximately 4 hours of instruction and 2 hours of test-taking strategy divided into 18 easily manageable modules.

    • EASY TO ACCESS - Participants can access the course 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.

    • EASY TO USE - Pause, advance, and rewind navigation features give users complete control over their learning experience.

    • EASY TO UNDERSTAND - Audio narration, animated graphics and video footage make even the most complex topics engaging and easy-to-understand.

    • PROVEN METHODS - Interactive elements, practice problems, and quizzes facilitate the mastery of concepts and measure content retention.

    • RELIABLE - Course content was developed by industry experts and AWS learning professionals.

    • ACCESS TO AWS INSTRUCTOR - Users can speak to an AWS instructor during the optional weekly question and answer teleconference.

    • LIVE SUPPORT - AWS customer support Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST.

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