Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CMAE 1564 Shielded Metal Arc Welding, CMAE 1566 Gas Metal Arc Welding, CMAE 1570 Metallurgy and Mechanical Properties of Materials

Co-Requisite: none

This course covers the safety hazards and applications for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in the welding industry.  Material covered in the classroom will be power sources, setup, types of current, current selection, shielding gases and torch types. Various procedures will be discussed for welding different metals (Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Mild Steel) and potential problems that may be encountered.  Applications for the process in different industries and the use of back purging and its application will also be discussed. Welds will be made in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.  Written and Fundamental tests will be done in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) codes and standards.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none