Welding Technology

CMAE 1564 - Shielded Metal Arc Weldin

Credits: 3

Course Description:

Students will study and demonstrate safety practices with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Students will also be introduced to the types of power sources used for arc welding, process applications, electrode selections, overview of weld types, and other work-related safety conditions in the welding field. Time will be spent in the lab developing skills utilizing SMAW processes. Welds will be made in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Written and fundamental tests will be completed in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) codes and standards.
Course Outcomes:
1. Examine the SMAW applications used in current industry practices.
2. Demonstrate safety habits consistent with industry standards and college policy.
3. Operate SMAW equipment according to industry standards and practices.
4. Differentiate SMAW setup requirements and techniques from other welding processes.
5. Identify factors that affect electrode selection,
6. Determine weld quality by following procedures for visual inspections of welds in accordance with American Welding Societ AWS standards.
7. Perform welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions with appropriate electrodes.
8. (IL0: 5) Demonstrate the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during welding.





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