About Us


The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action, as well as inspire new generations to see the exciting career opportunities available today.


The AWS Bookstore is provided as means to facilitate the purchase of AWS codes, standards, reference books and other related materials by our members and customers. Hardcopy and electronic publications are available through the Bookstore. To make payment simple and easy, we accept all credit cards. The Bookstore is supported by our experienced customer service team.