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Welding Fundamentals


Welding Fundamentals provides an introduction to the concepts, equipment, and processes utilized by modern welders and welding companies.
Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

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.

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Who will benefit from this Welding course?

Companies, individuals, or educational institutions that require an understanding of basic welding techniques and equipment.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Welding Fundamentals

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate between the functions of various welding safety apparel.
  2. Recognize some of the basic equipment used in welding-related industries.
  3. Recall basic terminology and phrases associated with welding equipment.
  4. Identify the differences between prominent welding processes.
  5. Recall common welding positions and techniques.
Example of a groove weld in the flat position with two plates a short distance apart and a smaller plate overlapping the two.
Welding Fundamentals

Table of Contents

  1. Welding Concepts
    1. Welding Terminology
    2. Protective Gear
    3. Safety Hazards
      1. Electric Shock
      2. Fumes and Gases
      3. Fire and Explosions
    4. Electric Current
    5. Welding Power Supplies
      1. Welding Transformers
      2. Welding Generators
      3. Welding Inverters
    6. Weldability of Metals
  2. Welding Processes
    1. Arc Welding
      1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
      2. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
      3. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
      4. Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
    2. Spot Welding
    3. Seam Welding
    4. Laser Beam Welding
    5. Electron Beam Welding
    6. Chemical Welding
      1. Gas Welding
      2. Thermite Welding
  3. Welding Positions and Techniques
    1. Weld Types
      1. Bead on Plate
      2. Lap Joint
      3. Tee Joint
      4. Cladding
      5. Butt Joint
    2. Parts of a Weld
      1. Fillet Weld
      2. Groove Weld
    3. Welding Positions
      1. Fillet Weld Flat
      2. Fillet Weld Horizontal
      3. Fillet Weld Vertical
      4. Fillet Weld Overhead
      5. Groove Weld Flat
      6. Groove Weld Horizontal
      7. Groove Weld Vertical
      8. Groove Weld Overhead
    4. Fume Hood Positions
      1. Beside the Weld
      2. Above the Weld
      3. Beginning of Weld
      4. Over Vertical Weld

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