Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), using a consumable tungsten electrode and shielding gas, is a popular process for welding a variety of metals to make stronger, more precise, and higher-quality welds. TIG welding is also slower than MIG and takes longer to learn. In this class, you will learn the basics of the TIG welding process. Includes material preparation, fixturing, joinery, fabrication techniques, terminology and best practices. Upon completion of the class you will have a strong understanding of the TIG welding process, walk away with the components to weld your own welding fixture, and have the confidence to begin welding your own metalworking projects. This class is offered in two sessions: Session A will review safety, policy, and theory. Session B will include hands-on seat time using the TIG welding process.
Length: 2 Hours each, 2 Sessions
Materials Fee: $10
Member Fee (with Materials included): $110
Non-Member Fee (with Materials included): $135
Class Size Limit: 4
Prerequisite(s): Metal Shop Orientation and Safety
Clothing Restrictions: Closed-toe shoes (leather preferred), no loose clothing, no synthetic fabrics (they burn well, so wear cotton or leather). Safety glasses (bring your own or buy a $2 pair from us.) Welding jacket (leather or cotton; we have a few on hand you can borrow or buy) and a welding helmet (we have a few on hand you can borrow or buy).