Welding: Welding Fundamentals

Welding Fundamentals provides an introduction to the concepts, equipment, and processes utilized by modern welders and welding companies. Presented in THORS’ highly visual and interactive learning format, this course will help employees in welding industries become familiar with the important equipment and terminology associated with their profession.


Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between the functions of various welding safety apparel.
  • Recognize some of the basic equipment used in welding-related industries.
  • Recall basic terminology and phrases associated with welding equipment.
  • Identify the differences between prominent welding processes.
  • Recall common welding positions and techniques.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Welding Concepts

  • Welding Terminology
  • Protective Gear
  • Safety Hazards
    • Electric Shock
    • Fumes and Gases
    • Fire and Explosions
  • Electric Current
  • Welding Power Supplies
    • Welding Transformers
    • Welding Generators
    • Welding Inverters
  • Weldability of Metals

Welding Processes

  • Arc Welding
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Spot Welding
  • Seam Welding
  • Laser Beam Welding
  • Electron Beam Welding
  • Chemical Welding
    • Gas Welding
    • Thermite Welding

Welding Positions and Techniques

  • Weld Types
    • Bead on Plate
    • Lap Joint
    • Tee Joint
    • Cladding
    • Butt Joint
  • Parts of a Weld
    • Fillet Weld
    • Groove Weld
  • Welding Positions
    • Fillet Weld Flat
    • Fillet Weld Horizontal
    • Fillet Weld Vertical
    • Fillet Weld Overhead
    • Groove Weld Flat
    • Groove Weld Horizontal
    • Groove Weld Vertical
    • Groove Weld Overhead
  • Fume Hood Positions
    • Beside the Weld
    • Above the Weld
    • Beginning of Weld
    • Over Vertical Weld

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