WELD-04: INTRODUCTION TO WELDING PROCESSES
This six week session is an introduction to a variety of welding processes commonly used today. This course is structured to provide a demonstration of the equipment and fundamentals of each process in combination with a description and discussion of the process limitations and typical applications. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of these processes through hands-on application of the techniques used in the following: thermal cutting (OFC and plasma); shielded metal arc welding (60ll and 7018); gas metal arc welding (ER70S); and gas tungsten arc welding (Steel/stainless/aluminum). The structure and duration of this experience is a basic introduction and therefore is not designed to build proficiency in any area. Students are expected to wear leather shoes or boots, a long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses.