MAG/MIG Welding Programme (4 Day) Online- 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th July 2020
County Tipperary Skillnet secured additional funding through Skillnet Ireland and the Department of Education & Skills due to the current crisis and are in the position to subsidise this Online 'MAG/MIG Welding Programme (4 Day)' at 70% to support 10 businesses in the Tipperary region.
Places limited to one person per company., max 10 places, if over subscribed a waiting list will be put in place. There are strict requirements in order to be accepted on this course, please read details below and a booking does not automatically guarantee a place.
The online Welding Training course will be delivered virtually by Bartie Cash of the Welding Academy, Thurles. This 4 day Mag/Mig welding programme is for beginners or novice Welders
Dates: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th July. (8:15am-4:15pm)
There are strict requirements in order to be accepted on this course:
The participant would need a safe place to carry out the welding training, air extraction/good air movement, all the normal PPE – steel toe boots, fire retardant overalls, safety glasses, ear protection, welding helmet (preferably auto darken for speed) and welding gloves, this is not an exhaustible list, 280amp Mag/Mig Welder minimum (ideal 400amp) and work bench. Welding screens to protect other people around that may be flashed from the welding. The participant will be shown the safe practice of fitting bottles of welding gas and how to select the correct gas for the welding from the store area. The participant will be made aware of whatever fire systems are in place and identify where the fire extinguishers are close to the welding area. Training material including a material cutting list will be sent in advance of training.
The online welding training is carried out using the Zoom meeting platform and training videos by Bartie for demos, there will be live feedback and guidance to students on their results from Bartie, who has vast experience in welding training with industry and has trained over 20,000 people since 1998.
There would be 2 consecutive days completed each week for two weeks, this allows the participant to practice in-between. Class times are from 8:15am -4:15pm.
The participant will receive a 4 day attendance cert from Online Welding Academy
MIG / MAG / GMAW Welding Programme Module Outline:
• Tutor introduction and what is covered
• Welding Safety
• Fire safety around welding
• Equipment which is required
• Multi-choice questionnaire (selecting the correct answer)
• Detailed introduction on equipment and settings
• Setting the protective gas and tensioning the wire feed correctly
• Demonstrate different problems and their causes
• Using good techniques and varied welding machine settings to achieve good results easily
• Welding on various thickness of material
• Welding up Tee fillets on 6mm / ¼“ Material
• Using good techniques
• What the problems are and their causes
• Welding starts, restarts and weld ends to prevent leaks
• Welding multi-runs using good techniques and sequences
• Welding on lighter material Tee fillets and 3mm / 1/8” Material
• Achieving correct weld size and limited distortion
• Welding lap joints and outside corner joints
• Using weld tacks to avoid distortion and keeping the correct joint to achieve maximum strength of the joints
• Welding box with outside corners and Tee fillets on 6mm / ¼“ and 3mm / 1/8” Material
• Welding square edge butt joints (no preparation) on 6mm / ¼“ and 3mm / 1/8” Material and using various size gaps
• The importance of welding tacks on a Job
• How to make appropriate weld tacks
• Using one or two runs of weld to complete the joint
• Welding vertical down on light 3mm / 1/8” Material
• Outlining the advantages, disadvantages and the problems with the process
• Where to use vertical down and where not to use it
• Welding machine settings
• Welding theory
• Why welds fail – cracking etc.
• Weld defects, problems and their causes
• Weld sizes and parts of the weld
• Various weld transfers dip/spray and where they are used
• Advantages and disadvantages of the MIG / MAG Welding / GMAW process
• Multi-choice test (selecting the correct answer)
• Production welding
• Recapping on the joints that were covered
This will only be done depending on the ability of the participant at this stage, and if there is a need to know this or maybe it would be more beneficial to be doing production parts.
• Welding vertical up
• Commercial method
• Why and where would you use vertical up
• The importance of welder settings
• Vertical up problems and their causes
Module 10 or the option of going on to weld the company products with guidance from Bartie once the Welding Coordinator/Supervisor has set the participant up:
• Fabricate a work bench
• Where to start
• Tacking it in the right areas
• Using the tacks to help square it up
• Allowing for weld distortion
• Cleaning the job up
At this point the participant will have completed the 10 modules and completed a very rewarding journey.
The Participant will also be issued with a Completion Certificate from Online Welding Academy. If the participant has put the time intothe training he/she should be able to take a recognised Welders test e.g. EN9606 or ASME Equivalent. At a minimum a Tee Fillet Single Run test.
WARNING – Even if the participant has a lot of experience in welding he/she may suffer from some poor techniques. At the start the participant will have to focus in on what he/she doing to keep the new techniques and stop the old habits slipping back into your process.
If you wish to discuss the course in more detail please contact Bartie:
Tel: +353 (0) 83 333 7816