MIG Welding 101

MIG Welding 101
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Wed 3 June 2020
Wednesday 3 June 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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In this class, you'll learn about working safely with a MIG welder and about the diferent types of welds, how to prepare your material for welding and tacking and laying down a simple bead. You'll perform various operations to become comfortable and proficient with the safe usage of these tools.

Please note, due to COVID-19, we have implemented the following policies:

  • Everyone must wash their hands upon entering the building.

  • Students must bring their own safety glasses or they will be available for purchase at the front desk for $3.

  • Students are also responsible for bringing their own welding helmets and welding gloves

  • Everyone must practice physical distancing and stay 6’ apart during the class when possible. 

Duration

3 hours

Project

Set up welder, prep pieces for welding, lay a clean weld bead.

Prerequisite Courses
Required: None

Recommended: MetalLab 101

Equipment Access
MIG welder. 

Safety
Required:

  • Safety glasses
  • Welding Helmet
  • Welding Gloves
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Remove dangling jewelry
  • Tie back long hair 

Recommended:

  • Hearing protection
  • Particle filter mask or dust mask

** Please note, the material we use for welding contains nickel. If you have any allergies to metals you may bring your own respirator mask with a positive filtered air supply. We do have complimentary particle filter masks avaiable for students use. **

FAQ

Is there an age limit to enter the event?
The minimum age for participants is 13 years old with a participating guardian or 18 otherwise.  

What are my parking options at MakerLabs?
MakerLabs' parking lot is located on the east side of the building on the corner of Hawks Avenue and East Cordova Street.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at hello@makerlabs.com with any questions or concerns.

Can I sign up for the member rate?
If you sign up for a membership on the day of the class, you'll receive a refund for the difference between the general and membership class price.

How do I cancel or reschedule my class?
Refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) or credit for future classes will only be provided if we are notified by email to hello@makerlabs.com at least 24 hours in advance of the class. No refunds will be provided for late cancellation, but we do offer a 50% credit towards a future class.

What happens if I show up late?
Please arrive 15 minutes before the schedule start of the class so that it can start on time. Attendees arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed in the class.

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