AWS Welding Symbol Chart Now Available

MIAMI -- October 20, 1999 -- To stop welders from encountering unknown or unclear welding symbols while in the middle of a job, the American Welding Society (AWS) has developed a new easy-to-use reference tool. AWS' new Welding Symbol Chart can be used anywhere quick explanations for a wide variety of common welding symbols are needed. Either in the office or on the shop floor, the UV-coated, heavy duty AWS Welding Symbol Chart is a valuable edition to any business or classroom.

The AWS Welding Symbol Chart is available in two sizes, 11 x 17 inches for desk reference and 22 x 28 inches for wall hanging. The list price is $12.00, $10.00 for AWS members, with discounts available for bulk purchases and classroom use. The chart can be ordered by calling AWS Customer Service at (800)334- 9353, (305)334-9353 outside the US, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm ET, or through the AWS website at

The American Welding Society is the largest organization in the world dedicated to advancing the science, technology and application of materials joining. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, AWS serves over 50,000 members in the United States and around the world. In 2000, the AWS International Welding and Fabricating Exposition and Annual Convention, the premier trade show for the welding industry, will be held April 25-28 in Chicago, Illinois. Additional information on AWSí programs and publications can be found on the Society's website,