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WLDG 1428 - INTRODUCTION TO SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (SMAW)

An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Select electrodes and amperage settings for various thicknesses of materials and welding positions
  • Define principles of arc welding
  • Explain electrode classifications
  • Perform SMAW operations in various positions using selected electrodes and different joint designs

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4