WLD 2220 TIG Special Topics

In this course, the theory and practice in the preparation and welding of mild steel, stainless steel, and non ferrous metals, in all positions, using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process are explored. Safety, equipment components, torch set up, travel direction, torch and filler rod angles, weave and stringer techniques will be stressed. Emphasis on perfecting basic skills learned in WLD 1220, 1221, and 1222 and working on parts that -Must be salvaged. Joints are prepared and welded in accordance with AWS standards used in industry and construction. All position welds are accomplished on the appropriate plate and tests will be given according to AWS criteria. AWS testing procedures will be performed and completed according to ANSI/AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: Minimum of 120 clock hours of GTAW or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.