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WLD 296 - SMAW and Applied Fundamentals


Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: WLD 295  
 
Co-requisites: MAT 191  
 

Description
This is a Sheet Metal Apprentice course in SMAW applications to light gauge carbon steels. Students will learn the fundamentals of the SMAW process and applications for the Sheetmetal industry. Instruction will cover inspection and maintenance of equipment, as well as minor repairs. Extensive practice of SMAW welding is included.

 


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Discuss principles flux coatings and their application to base metal to weld.
  2. Choose an appropriate electrode given a base metal to weld and position to weld in.
  3. Discuss applications of polarity in terms of penetration of base metal and application to electrode choice.
  4. Perform maintenance and minor repair operations on SMAW equipment.
  5. Execute butt, lap, tee and outside corner welds on 12 gage black iron in flat, vertical and overhead positions using solid wire.
  6. Execute butt, lap, tee and outside corner welds on 16 gage black iron in flat and vertical positions using solid wire.
  7. Execute butt, lap, tee and outside corner welds on 12 and 16 gage black iron in flat and vertical positions using flux core wire.
  8. Fit up and weld a series of sheet metal products using both 16 and 12 gage metal and requiring position welding in the SMAW process.
Listed Topics
  1. Electrode Codes and Selection
  2. Polarity and Penetration
  3. Maintenance of Equipment
  4. SMAW Technique for Flat Position
  5. SMAW Technique for Vertical Position
  6. SMAW Technique for Overhead Position
  7. SMAW Nomenclature
  8. Light Gage vs. Heavy Gage Applications
  9. Electrode and Polarity Selection

Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2008


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