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 welding apprentice earns while learning on the job to build machinery and structures. This program introduces viewers to the business of industrial welding as a community college welding instructor describes the skill and artistic flair involved in the trade. Because there is great demand for well-trained welders, an apprentice can look forward to good wages and many opportunities.
This video covers the most important safety rules and protective equipment to use when performing MIG, TIG, arc, and gas welding. Welding helmets and their lens ratings, leather aprons and gloves, welding gas respirators, heat shields, and fire extinguishers are discussed, and various types of welders, including plasma cutters, are illustrated.