MAG/MIG Welding Programme 5 weeks, 3 hours twice a week

Programme Information

The online Welding training is carried out using Zoom and training videos by Bartie for demos, there will be live feedback and guidance to students on their results from Bartie who has vast experience in welding training and has 20,000 people trained since 1998.  This is a 5 week programme, 3 hours twice a week for beginners or novice Welders, we believe if you get the foundation right you can progress to any level afterwards.

This MAG/MIG Welding Programme is carried out over 5 weeks, 3 hours twice a week.  The time is set for Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00pm-10:00pm Dublin, Ireland time.  If someone requires a different time slot and have multiple numbers to be trained, contact us to discuss, or look at the company time slots that may suit.

The student would need a safe place to carry out the welding training, air extraction/good air movement, all the normal PPE – steel toe boots, fire retardant overalls, safety glasses, ear protection, welding helmet (preferable auto darken for speed) and welding gloves, this is not an exhaustible list, 280amp Mag/Mig Welder minimum  (ideal 400amp) and work bench.  Welding screens to protect other people around that may be flashed from the student welding.  The company would need to show the student the safe practice of fitting bottles of welding gas and select the correct gas for the welding from the store area.  That the student is made aware of whatever fire systems are in place and identify where the fire extinguishers are close to the welding area.  We would send on a material cutting list to have ready for the training.

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Price: €450

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At the end you should be well able to complete a coded cert to EN 9606 or the equivalent in ASME on single or multi-run tee fillet within your company or a test centre.

Welding Academy’s focus is on training high quality Welders for workshops using the MIG / MAG / GMAW welding process, for one-off jobs or for high production.  We cover a number of different joints to give the student an all-round knowledge.  We will also give feedback on the development of the student.  After the course and along with the guidance of the workshop Welding Coordinator/Supervisor most students should be ready to be given welding jobs, with the Welding Coordinator/Supervisor demoing the standard required, and keeping an eye at the start on the work the student is doing to guide him.  The Welding Coordinator/Supervisor selects a welding job at a level the student can handle and pushing them on to more difficult jobs in time.  If you are doing the class on your own, Online Welding Academy will guide you.

The student will get a 30 hour intensive MAG/MIG Welding attendance cert from Online Welding Academy

MAG/MIG Welding Programme 5 weeks, 3 hours twice a week (see layout below)

Module 1

  • Tutor introduction and what is covered
  • Welding Safety
  • Fire safety around welding
  • Equipment which is required
  • Multi-choice questionnaire (selecting the correct answer)

Module 2

  • Detailed introduction on equipment and settings
  • Setting the protective gas and tensioning the wire feed correctly
  • Demonstrate different problems and their causes
  • Using good techniques and varied welding machine settings to achieve good results easily
  • Welding on various thickness of material

Module 3

  • Welding up Tee fillets on 6mm / ¼“ Material
  • Using good techniques
  • What the problems are and their causes
  • Welding starts, restarts and weld ends to prevent leaks

Module 4

  • Welding multi-runs using good techniques and sequences
  • Welding on lighter material Tee fillets and 3mm / 1/8” Material
  • Achieving correct weld size and limited distortion

Module 5

  • Welding lap joints and outside corner joints
  • Using weld tacks to avoid distortion and keeping the correct joint to achieve maximum strength of the joints
  • Welding box with outside corners and Tee fillets on 6mm / ¼“ and 3mm / 1/8” Material

Module 6

  • Welding square edge butt joints (no preparation) on 6mm / ¼“ and 3mm / 1/8” Material and using various size gaps
  • The importance of welding tacks on a Job
  • How to make appropriate weld tacks
  • Using one or two runs of weld to complete the joint

Module 7

  • Welding vertical down on light 3mm / 1/8” Material
  • Outlining the advantages, disadvantages and the problems with the process
  • Where to use vertical down and where not to use it
  • Welding machine settings

Module 8

  • Welding theory
  • Why welds fail – cracking etc.
  • Weld defects, problems and their causes
  • Weld sizes and parts of the weld
  • Various weld transfers dip/spray and where they are used
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the MIG / MAG Welding / GMAW process
  • Multi-choice test (selecting the correct answer)
  • Production welding
  • Recapping on the joints that were covered

Module 9,

This will only be done depending on the ability of the student at this stage, and if there is a need to know this or maybe it would be more beneficial to be doing production parts where I can help them more

  • Welding vertical up
  • Commercial method
  • Why and where would you use vertical up
  • The importance of welder settings
  • Vertical up problems and their causes

Module 10 or the option of going on to weld the company products with guidance from me once the Welding Coordinator/Supervisor has set the student up

  • Fabricate a work bench
  • Where to start
  • Tacking it in the right areas
  • Using the tacks to help square it up
  • Allowing for weld distortion
  • Cleaning the job up

At this point you will have completed the 10 modules and completed a very rewarding journey.

You will also be issued with a Completion Certificate from Online Welding Academy.  If you have put the time into it you should be able to take a recognised Welders test e.g. EN9606 or ASME Equivalent.  At a minimum a Tee Fillet Single Run test.

WARNING – If you have a lot of experience in the welding you may suffer from some poor techniques.  At the start you will have to focus in on what you are doing to keep the new techniques and stop the old habits slipping back into your process.