We begin with a discussion of welding safety topics: the potential for burns, flashes, radiation, fumes, and other hazards. Students will learn about rod selection, welding procedures, weld penetration into base metal and compare the differences between welding machines and different welding methods. There will be an opportunity to do basic ARC welding (SMAW), run some weld beads on carbon steel plate, and weld two pieces of metal together in a T shape. We will use the MIG welder (microwire inert gas) and run some weld beads. We will operate the plasma cutter to cut steel.
Bring a closed lid bottle of water. Wear closed toe shoes, long pants and sleeves, cotton clothing only (no synthetics-even shoes). Long hair needs to be tied back. Leather aprons are best but optional. This class will be held indoors.
* No refunds, materials included.
** Maximum 2 students (age 12-16 may need to be accompanied by adult)
*** Registration required at: www.ironrangemakerspace.com
**** $50 per person (IRM members reimbursed $20 after class)
***** Robert Hietala, instructor
March 13, Saturday, 12:00-4:30 pm