MIG Welding Class Info
Throughout the year, we host MIG welding classes at our Elk Grove Village facility. Each class in our Introduction to MIG Welding series focuses on a specific topic, from standard steel MIG welding to pulsed MIG aluminum welding. Whether you are a hobbyist welder looking to learn new skills, or a professional welder looking to refine your skills, our classes are for you!
In the past, the classes in our series focused on the following:
Class 1: Introduction to MIG Welding (ER70S6)
♦ Choosing the appropriate shielding gas
♦ Discussion of different welding processes (short circuit, globular transfer, and spray arc)
♦ Drive rolls, contact tips, liners, wire feeder tension
♦ Weld think, weld thick, and weld thin to thick
♦ From sheet metal (auto body) to about 1/4" material
Class 2: Introduction to Structural Steel
♦ Choosing the correct cored wire: Self-shielded wire (gasless), Dual-shield wire (flux-cored with gas)
♦ Drive roll tension, gasses
♦ Joint configuration and weld size
♦ Multi-pass welds on thick material (1/4" and thicker)
♦ Push vs. pull techniques
Class 3: Introduction to Aluminum and Pulse Welding
♦ What is pulse MIG?
♦ Benefits of pulse MIG and when to use it
♦ Proper use of shielding gasses and techniques
♦ Steel and Stainless Steel
♦ Pulse MIG Aluminum
♦ Why you should weld with pulse MIG and not with a spool gun
♦ How to weld thin material and weld thick material
♦ Explaining heat input and thermal conductivity of aluminum
♦ Remote control functions
♦ Double pulse MIG aluminum
♦ Manual double pulse MIG aluminum
♦ Gasses, MIG gun, spool gun, push/pull gun
♦ Out of position welding
♦ Remote control
♦ Thermal conductivity of aluminum (in depth)
♦ Welding with less than perfect fit up
♦ Different alloys, marine industry, automotive industry
♦ Welding aluminum castings
♦ Advantages of pulse MIG welding aluminum vs. TIG welding aluminum
Classes are held at:
HTP America, Inc.
180 Joey Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Please email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Keep checking back for updated class schedules!