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WLD 103 - Welding Safety & Applications

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

This course is designed to give the student an overview of the oxy-fuel cutting, welding, braze welding, and GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) processes. Safety and theory will be explained, and hands-on welding techniques will be taught in the welding lab.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Set up and shut down oxy-fuel equipment.
  2. Identify the proper cutting tip size for the metal thickness used.
  3. Apply the proper oxygen and acetylene gas pressure settings for the tip size being used.
  4. Describe the different torch manipulations used for the forehand technique of gas welding.
  5. Name the proper techniques to cut mild steel plate using the oxy-fuel cutting equipment.
  6. Recognize the importance of clean surfaces for brazing.
  7. Name the types of brazing filler rods.
  8. Explain the safety and theory of the gas metal arc welding process.
Listed Topics
  1. Basic Theory and Safety of Set Up and Shut Down of Equipment
  2. Basic Theory and Safety of GMAW
Reference Materials
Textbook approved by the Department, handouts by instructor, video tapes and reading materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/13/2008

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