The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying.
Uniting the Welding Industry
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves more than 65,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters. The Society is dedicated to supporting industry professionals, including: welders, business leaders, sales and service teams, manufacturers, vendors, associations, educational institutions, committee volunteers, and students. We connect welding communities around the world into a collaborative force, built on a foundation of higher standards, advanced learning, and rewarding growth.