MFG 107 : Welding Technology III

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Welding Technology III



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Prerequisites with concurrency

MFG 105.

Course Description

Final course in a three-course sequence focused on introductory level skills used in structural plate welding in accordance to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding code. Advancing to more difficult weld joints such as 1G and 2G V-groove butt joint on plate using the SMAW and GMAW process and destructive bend test. Perform outside corner joints in all positions. Introduces the GTAW process in 1F and 2F positions on mild steel and aluminum.

Course learning outcomes

1. Use safe practices in the MATC Welding Lab.
2. Weld fillet corner and groove assemblies with SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes to AWS D1-1 Structural Steel Welding Code.
3. Demonstrate appropriate set up, maintenance, and use of GTAW equipment for basic weldments.
4. Weld common joint assemblies with GTAW processes.
5. Demonstrate appropriate set up, maintenance, and use of FCAW equipment for basic weldments.
6. Apply visual and destructive examination principles and practices in accordance with AWS D1-1 W.

Content outline

  1. Welding Safety 
  2. Personal safety by using proper protective gear
  3. Power tool safety
  4. Maintain a safe work area
  5. Fundamentals of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) operations
  6. Welding equipment setup and shut down
  7. Electrode characteristics
  8. Welding arc length and travel speed
  9. Welding starting, stopping and restarting techniques
  10. Welding bead placement
  11. Fundamentals of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) operations
  12. Weld examination principles and practices in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) standards

Required materials

This class requires the purchase of safety equipment, reference books, measurement equipment, and tools.

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