The AWS Foundation is committed to securing the future of the welding industry by positively impacting welding education. The Welding Workforce Grant is the latest effort to ensure a skilled workforce is ready when industry calls.


Every year, we award welding scholarships to students in welding-related fields. These scholarships are a way to support future weld technicians and ensure the future of the manufacturing industry. Your donations help to make this possible.

Sheet Metal Welding Conference XX

The Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) is the premier technical conference dedicated to bringing experts together to discuss state-of-the-art welding and joining technologies for the automotive, transportation, and light manufacturing industries. SMWC also provides important opportunities for engineers and researchers from manufacturers, suppliers, universities, and research institutes to network and meet experts in the field of welding.

Join the American Welding Society’s Detroit Section as we host the 2024 Ladies Night! The largest social and networking event of the year for the welding community, with special focus on their spouses!

Openings for individual tickets, group tickets, and corporate sponsorships, along with additional information are available at this link

2024 also has a new location, The Atheneum.

Register Here!

About AWS Detroit Section

AWS Detroit Section is a non-profit welding organization serving the Detroit, southeastern Michigan, northeast Ohio, and Windsor, Ontario areas. Our mission is to advance the science, technology, and application of welding and allied processes, including joining, brazing, soldering, cutting, and thermal spray. Through our bulletins, scholarship programs, and events, we promote welding and weld technicians in the region.

We have been a part of the Metro-Detroit community since 1924. As a member of the American Welding Society, we participate in activities and share information through the main organization, which is located in Miami, Florida, as well as with other sections across the United States.

If you’re a part of the welding community, please consider joining our organization and help us continue to support the future of welding. The Detroit area and the nation as a whole lack the skilled labor that is needed to fill the open welding jobs that are currently available. These are well-paying jobs that many of us have enjoyed for years.


Hours of Operation

Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week


AWS Detroit Section
PO Box 530305, Livonia, MI 48153