A new estimation study on material features for welding processes is reported. The method is based on the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for estimation of material features after the gas-metal arc welding process. Since welding is a very common process in many engineering areas, this method would certainly assist technicians and engineers in estimating material features related to the welding parameters before any welding operation. In the proposed method, the input parameters of welding are de fined as various shielding gas mixtures of Ar, O-2 and CO2. As the resulting feature, an estimation is made on the mechanical properties, such as tensile strength, impact test, elongation and weld metal hardness, following ANN. The controller is trained with the scaled conjugate gradient method. It is proven that some estimated values are consistent with the experimental data, whereas some others have relatively higher errors. Thus, this method can be used to estimate, especially, the yield strength and elongation values when the shielding gas proportions are ascertained before the welding. Thus, the method helps to ascertain the welding gas selection in a very short time for engineers, and assists in decreasing welding costs. (C) 2016 Sharif University of Technology. All rights reserved.