WEL 131 Introduction to Industrial Welding
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Provides the student with a basic understanding of commonly used welding techniques and procedures encountered in the industrial setting. Students are introduced the Plasma Arc (PAC), Oxy Fuel Cutting (OFC), Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) welding processes. Safe welding, shop and material handling practices are emphasized throughout the course. Weld symbols, metal characteristics are introduced. Proper electrode selection and power settings are presented. Skills and techniques used to develop fillet and groove welds are introduced and demonstrated by the students.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
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