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New Year's Resolution: Forging Your Financial Future

With every new year comes a resolution to make improvements in our lives. For many welders who have embarked on a career that promises a bright future filled with opportunities and financial stability, making the right decisions when it comes to spending and saving money is important.

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Editorial

Editorial

Strengthening the Volunteer Experience and Board Governance

As I step into the role of AWS president, I am filled with enthusiasm and a deep sense of responsibility. It is my privilege to lead a talented executive committee and diverse board of dedicated industry professionals who, together with staff, will work to improve the value of AWS to its members and industry constituents.

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HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, Newport News, Va., has begun production at an additional campus in Norfolk, Va.

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Flying Solo: A Glance at Self-Employment

The American dream. Easy street. Gravy on the biscuit. La dolce vita. At some point, we’ve likely heard these terms used to describe self-employment.

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Features

Saving Money with Filler Metals

One of the easiest ways to improve productivity with filler metals is to use less of them, and to achieve that goal, all companies need to do is to follow the welding procedure specification (WPS) for weld size.

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Features

Determining the Cost of Welding

In this two-part article, three simple methods for computing welding costs are presented and discussed. While more complex, computerized cost models exist, these three methods are effective if appropriately applied.

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Relevant research papers by the world’s foremost scientists, engineers, scholars and industry professionals, are published monthly in the Welding Journal and are also available for download in PDF format. Browse current peer-reviewed reports of research on welding procedures, metallurgy, equipment, processes, testing and quality control.

Research papers must be submitted through Editorial Manager, where you will find more information on submission guidelines and author responsibilities. The Welding Journal Impact Factor (JIF) for 2022 is 2.2. Please email wjrs@aws.org if you have any questions.

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