Welding Associations or Organizations
A professional association's goal is to advance the profession through the organizations' members. A professional association, also sometimes called a professional organization, also creates public awareness of the profession.
Below you will find a selection of associations relevant to the welding profession.
American Welding Society (opens in new window)
The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines.
Edison Welding Institute (opens in new window)
EWI provides welding and joining information through technical assistance, contract research, consultancy and training.
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) (opens in new window)
FMA provides technical information and educational opportunities for metal fabricators through conferences, magazines and research services.
The Welding Institute (opens in new window)
TWI is the largest organization concerned with R&D in joining technologies in the western world. Confidential contract R&D, consultancy services and training are provided covering welding, cutting, surfacing and bonding of all engineering materials including metals, polymers and ceramics. Almost all industry sectors are serviced; heavy steel users like shipbuilding and earthmoving equipment; microtechnology such as medical or electronic devices; those with specialized material needs like aeronautics and nuclear power. TWI helps at any stage - from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through to service performance and repair.