Welding World

Welding World

Welding World is an organisation that exists to promote the welding industry as the welding process now takes on a highly technical relevance and welding skills are in high demand.

The Welding World magazine, sponsored by the Association of Welding Distribution (AWD), provides welders, end users, distributors, wholesalers, importers and manufacturers with the opportunity to communicate with the welding industry worldwide.

Download the free Welding World Magazine app for iOS and Android devices.

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The AWD, now in its 42nd year, which was created to support and promote the high professional standards of its members in dealing with customers, suppliers and competitors. Over the years the AWD has developed into the true voice of the welding industry.

Being a member of the AWD gives peace of mind, a steady source of information and useful sales initiatives to increase business opportunities as well as supplying free information and back up to members when they need it most. Here are some of the ways:

Register as an AWD member

The BadAirDAy and EN1090 Awareness Days

On 12, 13 and 14 May 2015 members met at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, the National Space Centre, Leicester and Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge to gain knowledge on how the risks of fume given off from a welding arc or gas cutting torch can be avoided and heard about the type of protection levels that are available.

Attendees were also brought up to speed on the new European norm standard EN1090 which has been in effect since 1 July 2014. The EN1090 requires all structural fabricators to ensure that their processes of manufacturing is to a quality-management system or CE approved by a third party notified body.

AWD Buyers Guide

The AWD Membership helps to provide a very high standard of product quality, competent knowledge and an excellent supply and support service nationwide and the Buyers’ Guide is designed to make their membership details easily accessible.

Register here for your free copy of the new AWD Buyers Guide

Welding World Magazine

The Welding World Magazine is the official journal of The Association of Welding Distribution and includes industry news, product reviews, feature articles, membership news and an "ask the expert" section. The magazine is published six times per year.

Subscibe to Welding World Magazine

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