GMAW and FCAW Welding Basics
|Dates:||July 12 - August 5, 2021 Other Dates|
|Meets:||M, Tu, W and Th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 16 sessions|
|Location:||LCC - West Campus - Room W168|
This course is currently scheduled to be face to face, and may require that all participants follow the CDC and LCC guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants.
Cancellation Policy: Seven (7) calendar days or more before course - 100% refund; Two (2) to Six (6) calendar days before course - 50% refund; One (1) calendar day before, or later - 0% refund.
There are still openings remaining at this time.
This is a beginning theory and practice course which will introduce the safe operations and applications of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW).
Using these methods students will join steel in the horizontal, flat and vertical positions.
Upon successful completion of this GMAW and FCAW Welding Basics course, students will receive certifications in Introduction to GMAW and FCAW and should be able to:
A. Demonstrate the safety procedures used in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW).
B. Demonstrate the proper use of different types of equipment used in GMAW, including (but not limited to) Power Source, flow meter, MIG gun and wire feeder. Select and explain proper gasses used for different metals.
C. Define the major metal transfers that are used: short circuit, spray, globular, pulsed.
D. Explain the consumable wire classification system for solid wire and cored wire.
E. Demonstrate the proper set-up procedures for amperage (wire speed), effects of voltage, gas flow, etc., for both solid and cored wire.
F. Demonstrate the welding procedures of carbon wire, aluminum wire, and cored wire.
G. Explain the parts of fillet and groove welds through American Welding Society definitions.
H. Demonstrate and explain how to use weld gauges and measure fillet groove welds.
I. Identify different types of metals.
J. Define metallurgical terminology used in welding.
K. Define a welding code and standards for certification.
L. Explain how to perform destructive tests.
M. Explain different weld defects and their causes.
N. Demonstrate methods of reducing distortion.