Segments in this Video

Basic Welding Materials (03:57)


Welders choose the correct process for each type of metal used in welding. Metals are either ferrous or non-ferrous. Metals carry identification markings found in the "Metal Fabricator's Handbook."

Welding Safety (03:41)

Appropriate welding attire includes proper clothing and a helmet with welding filtering lens to protect the eyes, face, and head under the helmet. Always wear safety goggles and properly store clothing and equipment.

Welding Tools (03:15)

A first-aid kit, eye-wash station, welding manual, and fire extinguishing equipment are essential. Welders use lighters, blueprints, and measuring, cutting, and grasping tools.

Types of Welding Processes: Stick Welding (04:58)

Shielded metal arc welding, now known as SMAW, utilizes a consumable electrode (stick) that mixes with metal to form the weld. Advantages and disadvantages of this method are presented, as are safety procedures.

Types of Welding Processes: Gas Metal Arc Welding (04:46)

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) creates an electric arc between the base metal and welding wire. GMAW is also known as MIG welding. Maintenance equipment and safety procedures are included.

Types of Welding Processes: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (04:15)

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW or TIG) uses a non-combustible tungsten electrode. TIG welding has many advantages and few disadvantages. TIG welding tools and equipment are presented, as are safety procedures.

Welding: Future Outlook (00:58)

Welding is a diverse occupation with hundreds of different job titles in a wide range of industries all across the country. Opportunities for qualified, trained welders increase as older welders retire.

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Tools of the Trade: Inside the Welder’s Toolbox

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Welding is part skill, part science, and a whole lot of precautions. This program shows viewers the safe way to work with fire, gas, and molten metal as it profiles the tools used by welders to perform a variety of tasks. Specific tools and equipment for OFW, GMAW, GTAW, and SMAW are spotlighted, along with a variety of general tools and safety items. The video also takes a look at basic welding diagrams and pre-welding treatment of materials. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A Shopware Production. (23 minutes)

Recommended for high school, vocational/technical school, and adult education.

Correlates to the competency standards for Core Introductory Craft Skills from the National Center for Construction Education and Research, the America Welding Society’s Content Standards, and to SkillsUSA Examination Standards.

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL37047

ISBN: 978-1-4213-8964-6

Copyright date: ©2008

Closed Captioned

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