GMAW/FCAW Processes

WLD 105

125 Contact Hours
25 Lecture Hours
100 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to two new and related welding processes. GMAW or MIG uses a torch designed to provide a shielding gas for the weld and an automatic wire feed system that provides a constant feed of the filler metal. FCAW or Fluxcore uses a similar torch but uses a powdered flux to shield the weld. These processes are a considerable departure from processes previously used. Students learn to set-up and operate GMAW/FCAW welding equipment. These processes are applied in different combinations for welding plate in various basic positions. Students learn to correctly prepare pipe for GMAW/FCAW welding processes.

In addition, as part of an expanding knowledge about construction drawings, students learn about isometric drawings and their importance as a three dimensional picture of an object.