Students will study the safety concerns connected with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Weld (FCAW). The GMAW process will be discussed in depth in relationship to the different type of modes of transfer available, shielding gases, and the different types of materials that can be welded. The FCAW process is similar in the type of equipment used for mode of transfer. The differences in the electrode types of gas-shielded wires and self-shielded wires will be discussed along with the types of shielding gases that are used. There will be discussions on the importance of how the welding process intersects with the arc welding symbols and codes. Along with this, we will also do a review of procedures used in the visual inspections of welds. Time will be spent in the lab developing skills using the GMAW and FCAW processes. 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