American Welding Society
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. The American Welding Society’s activities include standard development, personal certification, trade show management, magazine and book publishing, and educational events. The Society also focuses on allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.