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. An AWS membership provides a source for qualification and certification for welding personnel.
FMA's mission is to advocate for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal processing, forming, and fabricating industries. Through its membership, FMA unites thousands of metal fabrication professionals to move the industry forward matters through valuable training programs, industry-exclusive networking events, and market-leading publications and trade shows.
The WELDER, formerly known as Practical Welding Today, is a magazine that showcases the real people who make the products welders use and work with every day. This magazine has served the welding community in North America well for more than 20 years. A free digital or print edition is available.
A resource for any type of welder from the hobbyist to the journeyman, this blog has something for you. Created by veteran welder and instructor, Jody Collier, this blog is updated with a new video weekly and boasts a collection of several hundred welding articles on TIG welding aluminum, pipe welding, plasma cutting, welding 4130, welding certification and more.
As one of the giants in the welding industry, Miller knows how to connect with the everyday welder. Their site contains a huge amount of resources, including tips to improve skills, case studies, welding calculators and even a dictionary.