AWS Welding Handbook

Share your expertise...
Does the Welding Handbook need your expertise?...  +YES!

Volunteerism is the foundation and strength of the American Welding Society. Your expertise can go a long way toward enhancing the Society, the Welding Industry and Your Personal Development.

For more information contact the AWS Welding Handbook Committee Secretary:,
(305) 443-9353 ext. 303,
(800) 443-9353 ext. 303

Join the Welding Handbook Team and Help Write the
Industry's Best Book!

To participate, please contact the editor, Annette O'Brien:
Phone: (305) 443-9353 ext. 303,  (800) 443-9353 ext. 303

What is the Welding Handbook?
  • The oldest and best-known handbook in the industry
  • Published by AWS-referenced and used world wide
  • Reviewed and evaluated by leading research institutes
  • Peer reviewed and approved
  • Revised and updated periodically
  • Volumes published continuously from 1938 through 2010
  • The five volumes of the 9th Edition:
    1. Welding Science and Technology
    2. Welding Processes, Part 1
    3. Welding Processes, Part 2
    4. Materials and Applications, Part 1
    5. Materials and Applications — 8th Edition

Share your Welding Technology
Benefits of Participation in the Welding Handbook
  • Interaction with welding industry peers and nationally known experts
  • Opportunity to share your best technical skills
  • Opportunity to broaden your exposure to the latest technology
  • Opportunity to learn and improve your management and team-building skills
  • Opportunity to give back to your industry and the people in the welding community
  • See your name on the cover page of the chapter you helped write

To work with a Chapter Committee, you will need:
  • General welding knowledge, and specific knowledge of a process or another facet of welding
  • Enthusiasm for your technology and an interest in sharing it
  • Time to work with a chapter until it is published.

To work with a Volume Committee or the Welding Handbook Committee you will need:

  • AWS membership
  • Technical competency
  • Well-rounded experience in welding and joining, and preferably, experience in a Welding Handbook Chapter Committee
  • Time and a talent for organizing and presenting technical information
  • Support from your employer