The AWS A2.4-12 Standard Symbols for Welding Brazing and Nondestructive Examination is the essential guide you need and has all the answers for your welding and brazing questions. This guide contains the interpretation of the symbols associated with welding, brazing, and nondestructive examination. The system, which is detailed in the book, specifies what the symbol are and covers the welding examination, frequency, method, and extent of each. Each category comes complete with text and figures to display the correct format and application of the symbols. The figures however are not for suggested welding, nondestructive examination, brazing, or design practice.
About the American Welding Society: The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1919. Originally started with the idea of advancing the technology, application, and science of different welding practices and techniques the society continues to push forward in the industry today with creating and supporting new career opportunities for future welders. Today, the AWS has more than 70,000 members, including 22 districts and 250 different sections and student chapters. With their headquarters in Miami, Florida, the volunteer organization continues to support and connect thousands of welders, business leaders, service and sales teams, vendors, manufacturers, educational institutions, associations, students, and committee volunteers. The AWS also offers national as well as international seminars, conferences, and online courses. They also support and put on an award-winning program called SENSE (School Excelling through National Skills Education). The program provides guidelines for curriculum and administrative standards for entry-level, advanced, and expert welders still in high school in college. The AWS also offers and supports certification programs for welders and welding related activity. They have certified more than 97,000 welders since the introduction of the Certified Welding Inspector Program (CWI) in 1976. Along with those 97,000, the AWS has certified thousands of more over many different certification specialties.