Section News and Events

December 12th Annual Holiday Party

Annual Schoalrhip Aiction and Holiday Party - December 12th 2017.  The event is at the Toscana party center at 6 pm.  Please make reservations!  The 12-2017 newsletter can be downloaded in the download tab for more information.

AWS Cleveland Section Meeting - November 14, 2017

Come to the AWS Meeting Tuesday, Nov 14th at 6 p.m. at Polaris Career Center..  During the meeting Bob Gardner will discuss welding stainless steel using alternative back purging methods.

AWS Cleveland Section Meeting - September 12, 2017

Come to the AWS Meeting Tuesday, September 12th at 6 p.m. at the Toscana Party Center in Cuyahoga Heights, OH.  During the meeting Karl Hoes will discuss motorsports welding.

AWS Cleveland Section Meeting - April 11, 2017

Come to the AWS Meeting Tuesday, April 11th at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Electric Automation in Euclid, Ohio.  During the meeting Michael Kottman will discuss additive manufacturing and it’s applications.

AWS Cleveland Section Meeting - March 14, 2017

Come to the AWS Meeting Tuesday, March14th at 6 p.m. at the Toscana Party Center in Cuyahoga Heights, OH.  During the meeting Duane Miller will discuss failure analysis of steels.

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2017 AWS Conferences

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands. Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.

  • FABTECH - Thermal Spray Coating
    November 6, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • This group will discuss most aspects of thermal spray coatings including thermal spray processes, equipment, pre and post treatment, applications, and industry usage. Processes covered will include flame spray (powder, wire, and rod), detonation spray, high velocity oxy/fuel spray (HVOF), cold spray, plasma spray, and twin wire electric arc spray.

  • FABTECH - RWMA Resistance Welding School
    November 7-8, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • RWMA offers this intensive two-day course about the basics of resistance welding once a year. The school is designed to give operators, production supervisors, engineers, and others the opportunity to study, better understand, and further their knowledge in the theory, applications, and equipment used in the resistance welding process.


2017-18 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam


2017 District Conferences – Staff Report

  • Overall, when compared to the welding industry, the American Welding Society had a reasonably good year in 2016. We want to thank our Volunteers and Staff for their devoted efforts in making AWS successful.



Welder Training Scholarships

Welder Training Scholarships are available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.
    AWS Welder Training Scholarship Overview
    Welder Training Scholarship Application

Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres

Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel