“We wanted to establish this for our Latin community,” says assistant director of operations Thomas Lira. “This is a direct, concise and accurate translation spelling out the requirements for design, procedures, qualification, fabrication and repairs in the welding industry.”
Lira adds that in countries like Mexico, the welding community has no document that is stamp approved or one that allows for a strong technical foundation. Now, the AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010 provides a model for professionals in Latin America to follow and has the “green light” for inspection.
Welding professionals, including engineers, fabricators and inspectors, in California, Arizona and Texas have already purchased the manual as an authentic guide for Spanish-speakers, and the AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2010 has become a leading reference publication in Chile and Brazil.
The manual is available for purchase on the WEX Latina website, which serves as a welding forum for those engaged in steel structure operations.
The AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2008 in Spanish is also available on the organization’
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WEX Latina is a leading organization based in Latin America that is founded on innovation and the continued growth of commercial and industrial solutions in welding. As a welding forum for professionals, manufacturers and suppliers, WEX Latina is a premier resource guiding accepted practices in the welding industry and supports welding education working on behalf of the American Welding Society. From products to best practices, the organization’
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