Every welding project, from fabrication to repair, is completed one weld bead at a time. Whether you're just starting out or trying to improve your skills, the first step is to learn how to consistently run good weld beads.
Arc Welding I covers welding machines, AC/DC, polarity, welding leads, electrode holders and filter lenses along with demonstrations of the characteristics and uses of the common welding rods.
In-depth explanations of the basic fundamentals, with close-up video of the actual weld, include starting the arc, arc force, arc gap, rod angles, rod movement, travel speed, and setting the amperage.
Using digital editing to slow down and stop the motion, close-up demonstrations provide an understanding of the molten weld puddle, and show exactly where to watch the puddle during the weld.
Also included are extremely clear video demonstrations of actual welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using E6010/E6011, E6013 and E7018.
An excellent video for beginners to intermediate welders.
Approcimately 44 minutes.
WMC's videos feature Steve Bleile, an ASME certified welder with over 25 years of experience and current owner/operator of a custom fabrication shop. Having taught many people how to weld, both on the job and as a part-time instructor, Steve understands exactly what information viewers need to get started and improve their skills.
Presenting demonstrations that everyone can "see" is the real challenge of welding instruction. WMC's welding and torch-cutting videos are loaded with extremely close-up and clear video demonstrations of the actual cutting and welding processes. Using digital editing, arrows are inserted into slow and stop motion, showing exactly what to look for and where to watch.
From equipment setup to lighting the torch or striking an arc, the in-depth explanations along with the clear demonstrations provide a basic understanding of what's happening, what to watch for and what to do.
WMC's instructional welding videos are currently used by thousands of high school, college and industrial welding programs, as well as farmers, contractors, metal sculptors, tradesmen and all around "tinkerers". From beginners to intermediate welders, every viewer can actually "see" what to do, giving them the confidence to get started or improve their skills.
Reference and Review
A great addition to your technical library. Anyone having difficulties with a specific technique can watch the close-up demonstrations over and over until they understand what to look for and what they're seeing. All the videos are indexed for quick reference and review.