Introduction to TIG Welding

  • 12/27/2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 4


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Come learn the basics of TIG welding! Meet in the classroom of Unit 2H.

TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is the process of welding using a tungsten electrode, filler metal rod and an electric arc to produce a weld. TIG welding is commonly used for stainless steel, aluminum and bronze, and specialty applications such as bike frames and roll cages because it produces a finer, stronger weld than other processes. It is more difficult to master than MIG welding, but the results are a higher quality, cleaner weld.

Prerequisites: None

Safety: Please wear appropriate clothing for welding. This includes cotton long sleeve shirt, jeans or leathers and closed toed shoes. Stay away from nylon clothing or shoes. Don't wear clothing you care about.

We will provide the rest of the safety equipment. If you want to bring/buy your own helmet and gloves that would be great but there will be a few shared welding masks and gloves that can be used.

During the workshop we will cover:

Classroom: Discuss safety, equipment and materials. We will have a brief discussion about how TIG welding works, the parts of the machine, and general setup before heading out to the shop. We will talk about welding steel (DC) and aluminum (AC)

Hands on: Setup and weld using a TIG welder. We will grind tungsten electrodes, setup and turn on the machine, and create some basic welds. We will getting comfortable striking an arc then add some filler rod to create your first TIG weld. We will start on steel but if time permits everyone will have the opportunity to weld on steel and aluminum.

After the workshop each person will have learned the basics of TIG welding steel and aluminum. If I see that you are comfortable and knowledgeable about the safety and setup of the machine you will be signed off to use the TIG welder.

Members: $65
Nonmembers: $85

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