Course description: Advanced techniques in Shielded Metal Arc Welding in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions; also correct setting of current and voltage on power sources. Emphasis is also on proper electrode striking, and motions to be used when welding in the horizontal vertical and overhead positions.
Course objectives: Students completing this course will be able to successfully complete fillet welds, and groove with backing strip in the vertical and overhead positions with ER7018 welding electrodes.
Lecture: This course provides the knowledge to Identify the principles of arc welding; describe arc welding operations of fillet and groove joints; explain heat treatments of low alloy steels; and explain weld size and profiles; prepare test plates; perform fillet welds in the overhead position; perform bevel groove welds with backing plates in various positions.
Lab: The student will perform basic layout and fabrication skills to produce welded metal samples. Read and interpret engineering drawings to American Welding Society standards. Use welding process and procedure applications. Apply basic metallurgy knowledge to fabrication processes. Perform basic set-ups and operations for SMAW process.
Prerequisite: Successfully completed course #WLDG1110
Course start date: Continuous Enrollment