Arc Welding

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.

Technical Course

£300 per person

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Who should attend?

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.

Course aims

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.

Learning outcomes
  • 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.
Course programme
  • Overview of welding processes
  • The basics of metallurgy
  • TIG welding
  • MIG/MAG welding
  • The welding process
    • Gases
    • Joint preparation
    • Preheat/post heat
  • Weldability of different steel types
    • Carbon steels
    • High strength steels
    • Alloy steels
    • Stainless steels
  • Weldability of aluminium and titanium
  • Weld testing
    • Destructive testing
    • NDT
  • Weld defects
  • Advances in welding technology
  • Cutting/cladding processes
2 hour written assessment
Day 1: Wednesday 20th November
Day 2: Thursday 21st November
Day 3: Friday 22nd November
3 days plus assessment.
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.

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