1. Scope--The Joint AWS/SAE Committee on Automotive Welding was
organized on January 16, 1974, for the primary purpose of facilitating
the development and publication of various documents related to the
selection, specification, testing, and use of welding materials and
practices, particularly for the automotive and related industries. A
secondary purpose is the dissemination of technical information.
1.1 SAE participation in this activity is intended to insure that the
needs and thinking of the industries mentioned are adequately
considered prior to publication of selected Standards, Recommended
Practices, and Information Reports. To this end, such documents are
subject to the approval of the SAE General Materials Council, as well
as the Joint AWS/SAE Committee and the AWS Board of Directions.
1.2 Docuemnts which are approved by the Council are printed as separate
sheets or booklets, with both AWS D number and SAE HS J number
identifications. They are not published in the SAE Handbook. SAE
numbered items approved to date for listing in this Information Report
a. SAE HS J1156 (AWS D8.6-77--Automotive Resistance Spot Welding
Electrods. THis document recommends a "standard" for spot welding
electrodes sutiable foruse by smaller suppliers to the automotive
industry. Typical electrode cap "standards" of the major autombile
manufacturers are included for information purposes.
b. SAE HS J1188 (AWS D8.7-78)--Specification for Automotive Weld
Quality--Resistance Spot Welding.
c. SAE HS J1196 (AWS D8.8-79)--Specification for Automotive Frame Weld
1.3 The SAE Metal Joining Subcommittee (disbanded prior to organization
of the Joint AWS/SAE Committee on Automotive Welding) developed the
following document. This, also, is published only as a handbook
a. SAE HS J836--Automotive Metallurgical Joining. This document is an
abbreviated summary of metallurgical joining, brazing, and soldering,
intended to reflect usage in the automotive industry.