Monthly Technical Meetings

Our Monthly Technical Meetings have gone virtual! Check out our upcoming Virtual Technical Meetings by clicking the “Coming Events Calendar” button below. We welcome all members and non-members to our technical meetings and events. For information contact Mark Gugel ( and Robert Watson (

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 Fall 2020 CWI Seminar will be held October 11-16th and the exam October 17th 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 − Cancelled for 2020

The AWS Detroit Section promotes the welding industry by investing in students who are attending universities, community colleges, and trade schools. We honor students who receive these scholarships at a special AWS Detroit dinner meeting. <!– RSVP at:

Ladies’ Night − Cancelled for 2020

Ladies’ Night is our second largest event. The dinner and dance event is to honor our wives with gifts and elegant dining. While we gather, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails & hors d’oeuvres. Once gathered, we transition to awards, dinner, and the raffle.

Ladies’ Night has been cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19. This event will be rescheduled at a later date. Individuals who have reserved rooms at the Detroit Marriott must cancel their reservation 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid fees. Each guest is responsible for canceling their own reservation since they made their own reservation.  We are reaching out to each registrant to ensure they are aware of these Ladies’ Night changes – look for an email from us!

Golf Outing − Cancelled for 2020

The annual Golf Outing is a very nice event that raises money for scholarships and is a good opportunity to mingle.
The Golf Outing for 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be resumed in 2021.

High School Welding Contest − Cancelled for 2020

Due to the K-12 face-to-face school closure set forth by the Governor, we will unfortunately have to cancel this year’s high school welding competition that was scheduled for May 15th.

Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC)Postponed to 2021

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.

Christmas Party

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