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Web Resources for Welding Engineering Technology (WEL)

Professional Associations | General | Topics and Issues | Museums |

 

Professional Associations 

AWS:  American Welding Society
URL: http://www.aws.org/
The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action. [8/16]
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
URL: 
https://www.nims-skills.org/web/nims/home
Formed in 1994 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce, NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. [8/16]

General

American Welding Society: AWS Welding Buyers Guide
URL: http://awsweldingbuyersguide.com/
Extensive listing of tools from suppliers listed by categories. [8/16]
American Welding Society: Standards
URL: http://www.aws.org/standards
Check Resources for free downloads. Safety sheets, and more. [8/16]

Topics and Issues 

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Welding, Cutting and Brazing
URL: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/weldingcuttingbrazing/
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration - US Dept of Labor) lists Standards, Hazards and Solutions and more. [8/16]
Welding Solutions and more
URL: [long address]
The Lincoln Electric Company offers a wide array of informational tips and videos on its commercial website.  [8/16]
Welding Symbol Chart, American Welding Society
URL: https://app.aws.org/mwf/attachments/64/225364/AWSWeldSymbolchart.pdf
One page of symbols.  [8/16]
WRC: The Welding Research Council
URL: https://forengineers.org/
"...not-for-profit scientific research corporation, brings to bear in the solution of problems in welding and pressure vessel technology the talents of diverse science and engineering specialists." [8/16]

Museums

Metal Museum
URL: http://www.metalmuseum.org/
Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. The Metal Museum has exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, and more. The Metal Museum Library holds 6000 books, and an Online Catalog that can be searched.  [8/16]

Last updated 201608/gjm