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Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding

SKWL 104

Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding

SKWL 104

Course Description

Addresses safety in arc welding, welding terms and definitions, electrode selection, and welding joints. Includes striking an arc, running beads, pad welding, and fillet welds in lab. Credit may be earned in either WELD 104 or SKWL 104 but not in both. (30-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Understand the theory of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).

Objectives:

  • Realize the significance of this welding process in manufacturing and industry.
  • Discuss relationships with other welding processes.

Demonstrate appropriate safety practices and procedures.

Objectives:

  • Realize the value of the use of safety equipment.
  • Identify proper protective equipment.
  • Apply safety procedures in all laboratory activities.

Demonstrate appropriate equipment operation.

Objectives:

  • Realize the importance of proper equipment set-up.
  • Apply proper procedures when setting up equipment.

Develop, read, and follow a welding specification/procedure document.

Objectives:

  • Realize the importanct of following the procedure.
  • Define and explain appropriate welding terms.
  • Apply the procedure when making a specific weld.

Demonstate proper techniques to complete 2F, 3F, and 4F welds on 1/4" carbon steel plate.

Objectives:

  • Realize the value of proper body positioning, visual factors, material prep and positioning, and tacking.
  • Apply tack welds, root passes, filler passes, and cover passes in accordance with AWS D1.1 standards.