MIAMI--The American Welding Society (AWS) has completed a new edition of its standard for mechanically testing welds.

Developed under the guidance of industry experts, the standard covers common methods for mechanical weld tests, including bend, tension and fracture tests. Detailed figures help engineers accurately test welds. For each testing method, the document provides information on test requirements, sample preparation, reporting requirements and other applicable standards.

The standard costs $51 for AWS members and $68 for nonmembers. To order a copy, call 800-443-9353 or visit