MIG Welding is an important skill for any maker. Having the ability to build things out of steel or other metals is extremely useful and is also just awesome. Also, you can do advanced repair or mods on vehicles of many kinds, build interesting sculptures or art installations, and really take your creativity to another level.
We have 2 very excellent welders at the Hackerspace, and we're hosting a MIG welding class where they will teach you the basics of welding with a MIG Welder.
You will learn:
Basic theory of how and why welding works.
How to configure the welder.
Safety practices for MIG welding in regards to the equipment, yourself, and those around you.
How to properly lay a "bead" of weld on thin steel "coupons."
How to make "butt joints," "lap joints," and "tee joints" and when to use each.
Basic inspection of welds for porosity and structural weakness.
You must wear: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will be provided by ATX Hackerspace.
If you do not have the appropriate attire when you show up for the class, you will be turned away and asked to reschedule the class.
One day, two hour course