Welding and Metals Joining Resources
Health Hazards of Welding
Online guide explaining the hazards of many welding processes and ways to reduce the hazards through safe work practices. Covers short-term and long term health effects of exposure to metal smoke, as well as other hazards such as excessive heat, noise and infrared radiation.
A collection of helpful tips on welding. Arc-welding fundamentals, GMAW, aluminum welding, preventive maintenance for equipment, MIG welding stainless steels, plasma cutting, storing electrodes, TIG welding, wire-feed welders, stick welding and home welding.
Free Welding Projects & Plans
Hundreds of free drawings and project plans for do-it-yourself welding and metal-shop projects.
Buy Welding Equipment Online
Choose from hundreds of welding and soldering equipment options.
Army Welding Manual TC 9-237
Online copy of the Department of the Army's training circular: Welding Theory and Application. The 13 chapter manual provides extensive details on welding techniques, metals identification, filler metal selection, underwater welding, maintenance welding and much more.
The Basic Soldering Guide
Online guide to help beginners and novices to obtain effective results when soldering electronic components. Covers everything from types of irons, how to solder, how to desolder, trouble-shooting, first-aid and photos of the soldering process.
Dictionary of Welding Terms
Welding terms and practical welding information provided by Miller Electric. Get the definitions of MIG, GMAW, OCV, RMS, squarewave and many others.
American Welding Society (AWS)
Non-profit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and joining disciplines. Provides buyer's guides, recommended practices, codes, news, journals, discussion forum, technical bulletin board, books, videos, and software.
Edison Welding Institute (EWI)
The largest welding and materials joining engineering consulting company in North America. EWI has specialists in all disciplines of materials joining technology to assist manufacturers with their joining challenges.
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
Trade association providing information on existing and emerging metal forming and fabricating trends and technologies. Offers an online welding buyer's guide, as well as fabricating, stamping and tube & pipe buyer's guides.
Welding Symbol Guide
Cryptic symbols are used on engineering and fabrication drawings as a shorthand method for describing the type of weld, its size, and other processing and finishing information. Learn the ANSI/AWS A2.4, symbols for welding and nondestructive testing.
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
The Hobart Institute has been certifying and qualifying welders and welding procedures to structural, pressure piping, production, and aerospace specifications since 1989. Offers welding skills training, certification, books, technical guides and videos.
Portal serving the welding industry. Designed to help busy welders find equipment manufacturer, electrode, wire and consumable suppliers, welding accessories, used equipment, schools, trade publications and associations.
National Welding Supply Association (NWSA)
Trade association with the goal to promote the safe operation and economic vitality of distributors of industrial gases and related welding equipment and supplies. Provides advise, industry news, employment information, vendors, articles and discussion forums.
Resistance Welding Index
Portal site of resistance welding companies in the United States, Europe, Asia and other areas, welding information and research, robotics, automotive industry information, bulletin board and discussion forums.
The Brazing Book Online
Online guide to the process of brazing, created by Handy & Harman, to assist both the novice brazer and the seasoned engineer. The five sections cover: brazing explanations, case histories of brazing applications, selecting your brazing materials, reference charts & tables, data sheets.
The Weld Pool
Portal providing hundred's of links to Web sites containing welding related information. Welding procedures and processes, welding metallurgy, metallographic images, education & training, software, company directory and trade groups.
The Welding Institute
Extensive on-line resource on welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical fastening, surfacing, coating, adhesive bonding, fabrication, NDT, structural integrity and fracture of steels, non-ferrous metals, plastics, composites & more.
The Welding Research Council
WRC provides a resource for extensive data, cooperative research, performance and weldability. Offers bulletins on repair welding, weldability, chrome moly steels, underwater welding, fatigue of weldments and residual stresses.
Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS)
Recommended welding procedures, specifications and graphics to ensure sound welds are produced for the intended application. Covers SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW and SAW.
The welding site for TIG, MIG, laser, robotic, equipment and supplies. Business-to-business portal serving the welding industry for buying and selling welding products and services.
The largest online job site in the welding industry. Post and read jobs offers or use the welding professionals chat room to discuss jobs and careers, technical welding issues, shop talk, education or related topics.
Site providing practical welding solutions for manual or robot welding issues by welding industry expert and consultant, Ed Craig. Get free MIG & Pulsed MIG cored data, MIG weld gas selection information, technical information about robot welding and other expert advise.