The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal. The course covers the range of static and dynamic testing techniques used for assessing weld quality and the major types and causes of weld defects.
The course is aimed at people who wish to gain an introductory understanding of arc welding processes with a materials focus. This may include practical welders and technical engineers. No prior knowledge of welding is required.
The course aims to provide an understanding of arc welding processes, basic understanding of weld metallurgy,typical test regimes and an appreciation of the causes of typical weld defects.
Good understanding of arc welding processes
A basic understanding of the metallurgy of welds
An awareness of joint preparation, joint design and selection
An awareness of weld testing techniques
An awareness of typical weld defects
An understanding of the effects of material composition on both selection of welding conditions and weld quality.
Overview of welding processes
The basics of metallurgy
The welding process
Weldability of different steel types
High strength steels
Weldability of aluminium and titanium
Advances in welding technology
2 hour written assessment
3 days plus assessment.
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