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WLD102: MIG Welding SBU
Class Number 338-100860

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and wire feed welding, offers versatility, speed, and quality. About as easy as welding gets, this is a great place for the beginner to start.

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access: MIG welder

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the welder outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator, and hearing protection.


Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

TechShop Location: TechShop DC-Arlington
Room / Area: Welding Shop
Instructor: Tony Ritchie
 
Class Date: Friday, Feb 17, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 PM
Class Length: 2 Hours
 
Member Price: $109.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $129.00
Lab Fee: None
 
Age Range: 12 and Up
Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
Min. Students: 1
Max Students: 5
Current Students: 3
Seats Left: 2
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Tuesday, 5/2/2017 MIG Welding SBU