Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

NIST Works to Realize Laser Welding’s Full Potential

In their textbook Modern Welding Technology, Howard B. Carey and S. Helper estimate that as much as 50% of the U.S. GDP relies on welding in one form or another. It is used to manufacture everything from bridges, buildings, and...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Online Resistance Spot Weld Inspection System Based on IR Thermography

Online Resistance Spot Weld Inspection System Based on IR Thermography

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

And the Winners are…

FABTECH 2016 hosted 1,500 exhibiting companies and over 31,000 attendees from more than 120 countries. A fair number of those participants dropped by the AWS booth to learn more about AWS Learning resources and to enter to win great prizes....

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The Wisdom of Forgetting What You Know

A recent post on the AWS Member Network forum drew much needed attention to the importance of keeping up-to-date with the latest information, technology, and methods in the welding industry. What follows is an edited version of that post written...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

A Tribute to the Transformative Experience of Welding An art teacher creates a unique sculpture as a tribute to his welding school experience and the transformative power of welding. All About AWS Endorsements AWS Endorsements are an ideal way to...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Win Big with AWS at FABTECH 2016

Over the last few years AWS Learning has leveraged the latest advances in information technology to bring you the most comprehensive, accurate, and engaging welding education resources available today. Whether you are a student considering a career in welding, a...

Friday, November 11th, 2016

NEW Opportunities for Women in Skilled Trades

Whoever said that women can’t weld, build electric circuits, design robots, or operate construction equipment, should visit San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. Earlier this month, the school hosted 150 high school girls for the school’s first-ever Non-traditional Employment for...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Effect of Titanium on Weld Microstructure and Mechanical Properties

Titanium Effect on Weld Microstructure and Mechanical Properties

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Math-infused Welding Project Inspires Future Welders

Senior, Caleb Hash, of Butte High School in Butte, Montana, is one of 30 students who learned to create an original welded project fire pit good enough to sell to the public. But Hash readily admits that he couldn’t have...

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Bob Dylan: Singer, Songwriter, Welder

Bob Dylan is known around the world for the poignant lyrics that have inspired several generations of listeners. In fact, the singer/songwriter won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature for songs he composed and performed in the 1960s. However, most...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

October 2016 Newsletter

John Lopez, the Metal Sculpting Cowboy A cowyboy artist creates stunning works of welded art that reflect South Dakota’s unique natural, cultural, and historical heritage. Five Tips for Preventing Welding Fires Safety practices are essential to safeguarding people and property...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

September 2016 Newsletter

Mark Your Calendars for Manufacturing Day Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to showcase modern technologies, attract new professionals, and improve the public image of manufacturing. Manufacturing Apprenticeships Increase Profits, Productivity, and Employment Studies show that apprenticeships increase worker productivity,...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Welding Competition & BBQ at FABTECH 2016

FABTECH 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, will host the 2016 Welding Without Borders: Welding Thunder Fabrication Team Invitational on Wednesday, November 16th, from 9 am to...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Positive Projections for the Welding Equipment Industry

Persistence Market Research (PMR) has released a new report entitled “Welding Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016-2024”, in which they provide a comprehensive analysis of the global welding equipment market. The study offers insights into the key factors...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

A Tribute to the Transformative Experience of Welding

This fall, art teacher Patrick Camut, of Charleroi High School in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, returned to his classroom with some unusual art terms added to his vocabulary. Among them are welder’s helmet; electric arc; spot welders; acetylene torches, soldering; and T-joints....

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Wavy Interface in Characteristics in Ballistic Spin Impact Stud Welding of Copper To Low Carbon Steel

Wavy Interface in Characteristics in Ballistic Spin Impact Stud Welding of Copper To Low Carbon Steel

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

All About AWS Endorsements

Here at the American Welding Society (AWS), we often get questions about supplemental credentials called endorsements. With that in mind, we’ve put together the following list of questions and answers to help shed light on the nature, purpose, and value...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

WCTC Launches First-of-Its-Kind Welding and Fabrication Apprenticeship Program

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in southeastern Wisconsin is making education history. The college is the very first to launch a comprehensive welding and metal fabrication apprenticeship program. Unlike other apprenticeship programs, this one offers hands-on learning for both welding...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Mark Your Calendars for Manufacturing Day

Oct. 7th marks the fifth annual Manufacturing Day, where thousands of people around the world meet to share information about the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Day provides an opportunity for industry leaders and professionals to address the skilled labor shortage, showcase...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

John Lopez, the Metal Sculpting Cowboy

Metal sculptor John Lopez is a product of his upbringing along the Grand River in Lemmon, South Dakota. This is the same place where Sitting Bull was born and later died, and where thousands of buffalo roamed free before the...