AWS Welding Handbook now available for online downloads

MIAMI, FL., January 19, 2011 – The American Welding Society (AWS) announced today that individual chapters of Volumes 1 through 4 of the Welding Handbook are now available for download on the society’s publications website.

The Welding Handbook is the oldest and best-known handbook in the industry published by AWS and used worldwide. The chapters of the book are written by leading scientists, engineers, educators, and other leading technical and scientific experts. Everything is peer-reviewed for accuracy and timeliness.

The volumes available for download are Volume 1, Welding Science and Technology; Volume 2, Welding Processes, Part 1; Volume 3, Welding Processes, Part 2; and Volume 4, Materials and Applications, Part 1.

“The Welding Handbook is a must-have reference for engineers, structural designers, technologists, inspectors, welders, welding educators and others who need to understand this dynamic and evolving industry,” said Andy Cullison, Managing Director, Publications Services at AWS.  The fact that you can now download information on a specific topic puts cutting edge technology and new updated material at your fingertips.”

To download a chapter from Volumes 1 through 4 of the Welding Handbook please visit   Each chapter is $20 for non-AWS members and $15 for members.

About AWS

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying.  Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves more than 66,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters.  For more information, visit the society’s website at and click on “Pressroom.”