Welding Metal Inert Gas (MIG)

About the Course

This 2 day practical course aimed at those with previous welding experience is designed to give instruction on topics related to metal inert gas welding, commonly known as MIG or GMAW in the USA.

Aimed at candidates already competent in the area of downhand and horizontal/vertical welding techniques this course will include vertical and overhead applications using this welding process. Also incorporated is a greater learning of the associated electrical and metallurgic aspects of the machine and weldments respectively. Topics covered will include:

  • Health and safety
  • Principles of the MIG welding process
  • Identification of controls and settings
  • AC/DC power supply and their application
  • Types of filler wire
  • Identification of shielding gases
  • Joint designs application and preparation
  • Weld fault investigation and rectification
A Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

Entry Requirements

Existing experience is required, as a minimum attendance of our Welding for Beginners course.

Candidates are required to bring their own PPE. We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore you will not be allowed to start the course without wearing non-nylon flame retardant coveralls and safety boots with steel toe caps.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

Useful Information

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available, please bring a packed lunch and any other refreshments.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:4

Course Dates

Wednesday 11 October 2023 - Thursday 12 October 2023 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£595 per person (10 places available)

For group bookings please contact Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286