Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Metal Inert Gas and Flux Cored Arc Welding, 2009

1.) Identify career opportunities in MIG and FCAW.

2.) Demonstrate safety concepts required in MIG and FCAW.

3.) Interpret welding symbols on blueprints.

4.) Explain the procedure for planning and estimating materials needed to complete a metal fabrication project.

5.) Explain the importance of metal preparation for welding.

6.) Determine uses of tools and equipment in MIG and FCAW.

Examples: tools—hacksaw, cold chisel, file, drill, chipping hammer, metal vise grips, g grinder, striker, tip cleaner, wire brush, tongs

- equipment—welding helmet, fuel valves, MIG welder, FCAW welder

7.) Distinguish among types of metal used in MIG and FCAW.

Examples: iron, aluminum, steel, tin, titanium, copper, magnesium, chromium, zinc

8.) Critique MIG and FCAW welds for imperfections.

•  Determining corrective measures to improve welds
•  Explaining weld testing methods
9.) Explain various parts of MIG and FCAW welding machines.

10.) Compare shades of lenses needed in MIG and FCAW welding.

11.) Explain how tensile strength, polarity, and rate of travel affect weld quality.

12.) Demonstrate the use of MIG and FCAW welders.

•  Identifying various types of weld joints
Examples: butt, lap, corner, T

•  Adjusting MIG and FCAW machine settings for welding
•  Utilizing flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead welding positions
•  Identifying stringer, weave, overlap, and fillet welds