This course covers all position plate welding. Designed for the student who wants hands on experience and basic knowledge of aluminum welding. CSA approved leather steel toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls required.
Steel toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls, fire retardant coveralls or others recommended for welding are acceptable.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Describe the principles of operation of the GMAW process.
Identify the components of a basic GMAW aluminium set-up.
Identify the power sources for GMAW.
Identify GMAW aluminium wire feed systems.
Describe the mode of metal transfer for aluminium.
Identify the shielding gases used in GMAW as it pertains to aluminium and describe shielding gas equipment and set-up.
Describe aluminium welding gun assemblies for GMAW.
Identify aluminium electrode wires for GMAW.
Describe the functions of pre-selected adjustable variables in GMAW.
Identify weld defects in GMAW.
Describe joint preparation for GMAW.
Describe corrective action and trouble-shooting procedures for GMAW.
Weld stringer beads and fillet welds in various positions as determined by Instructor.
Describe the GTAW process.
Identify the function of the electrode in GTAW.
Identify the function of shielding gases in GTAW.
Identify the basic components of a GTAW work station.
Identify applications of GTAW.
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the GTAW process.
Identify the safety requirements for GTAW.
Describe types of GTAW power sources.
Identify types of shielding gases used in GTAW.
Describe flowmeters and gas regulators.
Identify types of GTAW electrodes.
Assemble GTAW equipment.
Describe joint preparation for GTAW.
Identify weld defects common to GTAW.
Strike an arc using both the touch start and the high frequency methods.
Weld stringer beads in the flat position on aluminium sheet.
Perform fillet welds in various positions on lap and tee joints as determined by the Instructor.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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