MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.
This is hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.
(Note: the A represents an Amateur welder is the instructor in the MIG #1A title. P would indicate Professional welder).
The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class). At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead. Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.
Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios.
Small class size (3) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.
- Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
- Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
- There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
- Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
- BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
- Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Instructor: Henry Sharpe
Henry is an amateur welder.
Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.