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INWE 45030 - GTAW of Aluminum Flat Position

1.25 CR
Whenever possible and most frequently, welding is done in the flat position. Flat position welding lends to the ease of welding and better control of the molten puddle and penetration. In this module, the welding student will learn how to weld aluminum in a flat position (GTAW).

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of the gas tungsten arc welding process by correctly setting up a GTAW system, including voltage, amperage, shielding gas and all variables.
  2. Identify various weld defects and their characteristics.
  3. Execute correct metal preparation for GTAW.
  4. Describe the fundamentals of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).
  5. Identify the GTAW process in comparison to other arc welding processes.
  6. Identify the basic GTAW electrode numbering system as established by the American Welding Society.
  7. Produce various weld beads, flat position welds.
  8. Produce GTAW Aluminum welds in the flat position.
  9. Produce GTAW Aluminum welds in all positions.