TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is the next step in furthering your welding skills. The sequel to MIG Welding 101, this course goes over the different types of welds, techniques, and how to prepare your material for welding, tacking, and laying down a simple bead. You will also learn about the specific safety considerations associated with the TIG Welder. TIG Welding is especially useful for thinner gauge metals, stainless steel and aluminum. It practically the same as MIG welding but with more technique.
Please note, due to COVID-19, we have implemented the following policies:
Everyone must wash their hands upon entering the building.
Students must bring their own safety glasses or they will be available for purchase at the front desk for $5.
Students are also responsible for bringing their own welding helmets and welding gloves
Non-medical masks must be worn for the duration of the class. Everyone is required to bring their own masks.
Everyone must practice physical distancing and stay 6’ apart during the class when possible.
ProjectSet up welder, prep pieces for welding, lay a clean weld bead.
Pre-requisite CoursesRequired: MIG Welding 101Please note, there is a steep learning curve for TIG welding and due to both the cost of aluminium, and the finicky properties its recommended that students spend a significant amount of time on steel first.
Recommended: MetalLab 101
Equipment AccessTIG welder
** Please note, the material we use for welding contains nickel. If you have any allergies to metals you may bring your own respirator mask with a positive filtered air supply. We do have complimentary particle filter masks avaiable for students use. **FAQ
Is there an age limit to enter the event?The minimum age for participants is 13 years old with a participating guardian or 18 otherwise.
What are my parking options at MakerLabs?MakerLabs' parking lot is located on the east side of the building on the corner of Hawks Avenue and East Cordova Street.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?Please email us at aGVsbG8gfCBtYWtlcmxhYnMgISBjb20= with any questions or concerns.
Can I sign up for the member rate?If you sign up for a membership on the day of the class, you'll receive a refund for the difference between the general and membership class price.
How do I cancel or reschedule my class?Refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) or credit for future classes and orientations will only be provided if we are notified by email to aGVsbG8gfCBtYWtlcmxhYnMgISBjb20= at least 24 hours in advance of the class. For cancellation less than 24 hours before the class, we do not provide a refund but we do offer a 50% credit towards a future class or orientation. No refunds or credits will be provided for no shows.
What happens if I show up late?Please arrive 15 minutes before the schedule start of the class so that it can start on time. Attendees arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed in the class.
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