Jul 07, 2022  
Butler Community College Catalog 2021-22 
    
Butler Community College Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WE 127. Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW 1)


This course will enable the student to recognize and apply proper fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The student will accomplish the following: explain the GMAW; demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation; correlate GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions; produce basic GMAW welds on selected weld joints; and conduct visual inspection of GMAW welds. Safety practices are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

Credits: 3



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