Metal Fabrication Course
Fabrication course is for students who wish to become proficient working with a variety of metals and, learning the various skills required working within a modern fabrication facility.
Students are taught extensive problem-solving skills, such as weld sequencing, electrode selection, diagnosing and correcting weld deficiencies, managing heat and metal expansion challenges, and the safe movement of equipment and materials. This includes proficiency training with;
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW, or “stick” welding)
• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, or MIG welding),
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG welding)
• Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
• Cutting processes using Oxy-Fuel, Plasma, “zip” -wheel
• Grinding technologies
• Safe operation of a wide variety of shop tools such as the horizontal band saw, portable band saw, magnetic drill presses and milling machines.
• Proficiency with the tools and techniques of fabrication and associated problem-solving techniques
In addition to booth-based welding practice exercises, professional and/or personal projects become learning experiences for attendees. Depending on the project and the skill level of the attendee, the attendee may observe or participate directly in various aspects of the project --- all under close supervision of the instructor.
Projects have included, fabrication and installation of ADA-compliant railings for exterior industrial stairs, fabrication of a 60-ton log splitter, repair/refurbishing of stainless-steel food processing equipment, extensive repair of a dump trailer, repair of a loading dock assembly, fabrication of welding booths, metal racks and several automotive projects.
AWS Certifications are optional and available at an additional fee