October 2018 Newsletter

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Chandler Vincent: A Conversation with the Future of Welding

AWS Learning is excited to bring you the first of a 2-part interview with welding wunderkind Chandler Vincent, one of the most skilled and decorated welders on the planet.

Read more here.


Manufacturing Is Making a Comeback in These 28 U.S. Cities

In certain pockets of the country, manufacturing jobs are surging, often more than tripling the sector’s employment growth nationwide.
Read the full story here >

Apply for AWS certificates online

Apply for Certifications Online

Our all-new online certification portal is now live, which means it’s easier than ever to register for a certification seminar and/or exam. If it’s your first time using the portal, you’ll need to create a user profile.
Sign up here >

FD16.6 Standards

D16.6 Standard Released

D16.6 presents recommendations centered around systems used to train and certify operators and technicians for robotic arc welding.
Pick up your copy here >

Joining the worlds of welding and fashion

It’s All in the Wrist: Joining the Worlds of Welding and Fashion

The world’s of welding and fashion have come together in an unlikely way with the opening of Catbird’s Welding Annex, where customers can have jewelry literally welded onto them. Read More >

Fan Photos

“Welding before the snow hits.”


Upcoming Events


Fabtech 2018

November 6-8 | Atlanta, GA

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event. We’ll be hosting education sessions on everything from CWI prep to underwater welding.
Sign up here today >

CWI Seminars & Exams

CWI Seminars & Exams


Take your welding career to the next level by becoming a Certified Welding Inspector. We offer seminars and exams around the country all year-long.
Get more information and sign up here >

Aerospace Joining Conference

Aerospace Joining Conference

October 15-17, 2019 | Columbus, OH

This conference brings together experts from research & development, manufacturing, and applications in the field of aerospace welding. Registration opens in January, but you can find more information here.