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Sac Midtown: Intro to MIG Welding

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Overview

Take this class to learn what a MIG welding machine is and how to use one. This great intro class will cover basic techniques for MIG welding, through demonstration and hands on experience. We will also discuss welding safety, and some basics about what MIG welding is and how it is applied in industry.

PLEASE READ BELOW FOR THE RECOMMENDED CLOTHING TO WEAR TO CLASS.

Class Structure

-Welding Safety Overview.
-Explanation of components and adjustments of a Lincoln or Hobart 180 MIG welder.
-Demonstration of a proper weld puddle, then practice session.
-Demonstration of welding two pieces of steel together, then practice session.

Hacker Lab Resident Members: Please bring $10 for Materials Fee to pay the instructor.  All other students, the Materials Fee is built into the class fee.

How to Prepare

Wear 100% cotton pants (jeans) and a long sleeve 100% cotton shirt. Closed toe shoes, leather boots are ideal. Don’t wear anything that you don’t mind getting dirty and possibly burnt. Bring safety glasses,leather gloves, welding helmet and welding jacket if you have them.

What will you get out of this class?

Students will finish the class with an understanding of the components, adjustments of a MIG welder and experience welding mild steel. Upon completion of the class students will also be prepared to attend the Metal Fabrication Labs, which will give students an opportunity to work on their own metal fabrication projects.

This class is a prerequisite for the Oxy-Acetylene Heating & Welding class.

About the Instructor

Trent Dean is a craftsman with skills in both Wood Shop and Metal Shop.  He creates furniture from exotic woods, using the ShopBot, then gives them legs using his skills with metals and welding.  Trent is skilled at translating his design ideas into usable, creative furniture.