Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
This course provides the student with a technical understanding of arc, welding, welding safety, power sources, electrode classification and selection. Welding will be done in all positions on mild steel carbon material, single and multiple pass, using mild steel, low hydrogen and iron power electrodes with DC current. Depending on ability of student groove welds may also be performed as time permits. Course also provides understanding of oxyacetylene cutting as well as safety practices in cutting. Supplies needed are: helmet, welding cap, clear safety glasses, pliers, welding coat or leathers, cutting goggles, and SMAW gloves. Chipping hammers and wire brushes are optional.