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Hazard Factory- Seattle, Wa
MIG THREE- Your third welding class
$220 10AM This is the third and final class in the MIG ONE, TWO, and THREE series. After taking this class you will be very familiar with the MIG welding equipment and process and ready to proceed to TIG or Stick welding, both of which are substantially more difficult and offer different benefits.
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Hazard Factory- Seattle, Wa, 7800 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
About the Event
Class runs from 10 AM- 1 PM. (We are changing the format of future classes, the content will not change, in the future we will have welding for noobs as an intro, and Noob to Ninja, as an ongoing drop-in course). Please see the Noob to Ninja class if you are interested in intermediate and advanced welding instruction.
In this third and final MIG class we will spend the bulk of class time welding.
By now your familiarity with the process will allow you to focus on any issues that are giving you difficulty and explore ways to deal with particular welding problems, like inside and outside corners, orbital and out-of position welding, welding thick to thin, and general problem solving.
You will be encouraged to try FCAW welding, and practice all the skills you have learned.
We will teach pulsed MIG as a way of producing extremely strong, aesthetically appealing welds. This is an excellent technique for furniture making, automotive restoration, bike building, and generally tackling more obdurate welding problems.
Class will largely be about exploring pulsed mig and answering technical questions.
We will also use some of the heavier industrial welders to weld heavier sections of material, including plate and tube stock. We will also teach how to set up more advanced menu-driven multi-process welders.
We keep a pile of scrap material handy so that you can experiment freely and learn by doing. This class in particular will help you get a handle on some of the more challenging applications of mig welding, working on thin sheet metal, limiting warpage, and using lighter machines at the limit of thier given capacity.
As always, we allow time to answer any particular questions you may have about the process or equipment. You are encouraged to bring in your own gear if you would like help understanding it or setting it up.
Uh, please do not buy harbor freight welders. Please don't. Please. Used MIller, Hobart, Esab, or Lincoln machines have demonstrated longevity and performance.
There is a real benefit to repeating any or all of these classes. Welding at its core, is a small motor skill, much like surgery, knitting, or painting. It takes time to train the muscles of your hands wrists and shoulders to co-ordinate fine repeated motions, and time to generate a firm grasp of the technical aspects of the subject.
We look forward to working with you.
We will be using these machines:
- Miller XMT 350
- Linde v1253 300
- Millermatic 251
- Miller multimatic 215 (2)
- Esab 3 in 1 215
- Millermatic 211
- Millermatic 175
- Hobart Beta Mig 170
- Millermatic 140
- Lincoln Power MIg 140c
MIG THREE 6/18/2022