September 2019 Newsletter


Where Semiconductors and Welding Intersect

Where Semiconductors and Welding Intersect

It might not be immediately obvious, but semiconductors and integrated circuits are common in welding equipment. In our latest Welding Digest article, we discuss three types of welding devices that employ seminconductors.
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Green Welding: Good for the Environment

Green Welding: Good for the Environment and the Bottom Line

Ten years ago, the AWS Forum hosted a discussion around green welding. Since that discussion, greener welding techniques and practices have become more familiar. This article looks at the ways welding process can affect the environment and discusses ideas for increasing environmental friendliness and long-term sustainability.
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Exothermic Welding

What is Exothermic Welding?

Exothermic welding, also known as thermite welding (TW), cadwelding and thermit welding, leverages the heat of reaction to provide a heat source to fusion join components. Learn more about the process and where you can apply it here.

Become an AWS Future leader

Become an AWS Future Leader

The AWS Future Leader program will select two individuals to attend board of directors meetings, attend FABTECH, and participate in discussions to set policy for the society. If you or someone you know want to get involved, learn more and apply here.

Welding and Agriculture Part 1

Welding and Agriculture: Part 1

Welding is an important task in agriculture during all times of the year. A working knowledge of key welding processes is vital when equipment breaks down, especially during planting and harvesting times. Learn more about the important role welding plays in the agricultural industry here .

AWS Book & Merchandise

AWS Book & Go Merchandise Sale

Celebrate 100 years of the American Welding Society by owning limited-edition AWS Centennial logo items curated especially for our AWS Members! These six items will be sold for only 2 weeks, so order now! Shop here.

Upcoming Events

Shipbuilding & Aluminum

Shipbuilding & Aluminum Conference

September 17-19, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

Due to the overlap in technology, these two events will take place in the same week, at the same hotel! To take advantage of this, purchase the combination registration package that gives you access to both technical programs.
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Resistance Welding School

RWMA School

November 12-13, 2019 | FABTECH in Chicago, IL

Presented by industry experts, this is an intensive two-day course covering the fundamentals of resistance welding. The course is designed for those involved in welding production and engineering, as well as senior operators and educators.
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Inspection Expo & Conference

Inspection Conference

January 21-23, 2020 | Houston, TX

Be among the first to attend the inaugural Inspection Conference, where experts join forces on a comprehensive array of topics common to corrosion engineering, nondestructive testing, steel construction and welding inspectors.
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