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The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation is a non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to disseminating arc welding information and educating students of all levels on the art and science of arc welding. Whether you’re a high school or post-secondary student, instructor or welding professional, continual education plays an essential role in professional development and elevating the skill of arc welding.


Our mission is to foster the technical and artistic advancement of the arc welding profession by inspiring and empowering the global welding community to enhance its welding process skills via competition, educational opportunities and a personal dedication to the pursuit of excellence.

“Where the spirit does not work with hand, there is no art.”
–Leonardo da Vinci