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Monthly Technical Meetings

Monthly Technical Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month. We welcome all members and non-members to our technical meetings and events! Our March Technical Meeting will be held at Motoman Yaskawa on March 12, 2020 with check-in starting at 5:30PM. Additional information to follow in our March e-Bulletin. For information contact Eric Lichtfusz ( To register for the March Technical Meeting contact Jason Workman ( 

Educational Series Seminar

Seminars are part of the AWS Detroit Section education series. They are held throughout the year, bringing interactive information and processes to attendees; RSVP is required to reserve a seat.

AWS CWI Seminar and Exam - Visit for more info

The CWI Seminar and Exam take place in the spring and fall.  For 2020, the CWI Seminar and Exam dates are: 

Spring 2020: CWI Seminar May 3-8 / Exam May 9 at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott

Fall 2020: CWI Seminar October 11-16 / Exam October 17 at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott.

Interested in becoming an AWS CWI? Are you an AWS member within the AWS-Detroit Section region? If so, you may qualify to take the AWS CWI Seminar for free. Click here for more details.

Scholarship Night – Sept 2019

Scholarship Night is generally in September. AWS Detroit section promotes the welding industry by investing in students who are attending universities, community colleges, and trade schools. In September, we are honoring students who received the scholarships at an AWS Detroit dinner meeting. RSVP at:

Christmas Party

Our Technical meeting for December is our great Christmas party. More info to follow.

Ladies' Night - More Information - Online Registration, April 18, 2020

Ladies' Night is our second largest event. The dinner and dance event is to honor our wives with gifts and elegant dining. This year Ladies' Night will be hosted at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

While we gather, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. Pricing: $1,600.00 per table of eight or $400.00 per couple.

Once gathered, we transition to awards, dinner, and the raffle.

Rooms are available at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center at the reduced rate of $179. Click here to reserve. 

Golf Outing - PDF Registration Form, Online Registration, July 25, 2019

Golf Outing is a very nice event that raises money for scholarships, good opportunity to mingle.

High School Welding Contest - Click for More Information / Registration

The 46th annual high school welding contest will take place at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We will provide more information soon. Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors. 

Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) - Click for More Information

The 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.

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