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Education

Classroom

Laboratory

AlcoTec School of Aluminum Welding Technology Course Outline

Introduction to Aluminum Welding

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Historical perspective

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Industry information

The MIG (GMAW) Welding Process

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Transfer modes

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Welding power sources

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Shielding gases

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Wire feedability

The TIG (GTAW) Welding Process

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Current types

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Applications

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Procedures

Metal Preparation for Welding

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Storage and handling

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Cutting, beveling, and gouging

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Cleaning techniques

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Moisture control

Welding Procedures

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Joint design

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Machine settings

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Weld profiles

Alloy and Temper Designation System

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Alloying elements

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Wrought alloys

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Cast alloys

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Temper designations

Welding Metallurgy

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Heat-treatable and non heat-treatable alloys

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Weld metal composition

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Physical properties

Quality Control

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Code and standard requirements

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Welder and welding qualification procedures

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Acceptance criteria

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Testing methods

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Defect measurement

Design for Welding

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Applications

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Mechanical properties

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Design considerations

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Distortion control

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Life cycle monetization

Equipment Evaluation

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Drive roll geometry

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Liners and guides

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Contact tips

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MIG and TIG set up

Welding Test Samples

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Beveling and pre-cleaning

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Welding with MIG and TIG processes

Welding Inspection and Testing

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Visual inspection

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Fillet weld fracture tests

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Macros

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Bend tests

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Dye penetrant testing

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X-Ray evaluation

Test Results and Code Requirements

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Undercut, overlap, and weld profile evaluation

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Fusion and penetration limits

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Porosity limits

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