Welding Manuals

Introduction to Types and Identification of Metals

This manual presents an introductory explanation of the basic types of metal and provide initial instruction on using simple tests to establish their identity.


Basic Heat Treatment

This general, apprentice-level manual covers topics such as: heat treatment theory, types and stages of heat treatment, heating colors associated with steel, and types of quenching media.


Introduction to Welding

This manual provides a background of basic information applicable to welding in general.


Gas Cutting

This manual introduces the purpose and components of OXYGAS cutting equipment, including cutting procedures, assessing cutting quality, and safety precautions associated with gas cutting.


Gas Welding

This manual presents information on the equipment and materials used in gas welding, as well guidance on the operation and maintenance of oxyacetylene and oxy-MAPP equipment. In addition, it will recommend welding techniques for both ferrous and nonferrous metals.


Soldering, Brazing, Braze Welding, and Wearfacing

This manual presents procedures for joining metals, but without fusion. These procedures, which include soldering, brazing, braze welding, and wearfacing, allow you to join dissimilar metals and produce high-strength joints while not affecting the heat treatment of the base metal or warping it as much as conventional welding may do with the requisite high temperatures.


Plasma Arc Cutting

This is an apprentice-level learning resource for the welding trades. This one presents an introductory explanation of plasma arc cutting.


Shielded Metal Arc Welding -- SMAW

This manual gives you an understanding of the safety precautions for SMAW and an awareness of the importance of safety in welding. You will also get a basic understanding of the SMAW process and equipment along with the key variables that affect the quality of welds such as electrode selection, polarity and amperage, arc length, travel speed, and electrode angles. We will also cover core competencies such as setting up welding equipment, preparing weld materials, fitting up weld materials, welding carbon steel plates, and repairing welds.


Gas-Tungsten Arc Welding -- GTAW (TIG)

This manual presents a basic understanding of the GTAW/TIG process and equipment, along with the key variables that affect the quality of welds. It will also cover core competencies such as setting up equipment, preparing materials, fitting up, starting an arc, welding pipes and plates, and repairing welds. You also get an understanding of the safety precautions for GTAW/TIG and an awareness of the importance of safety in welding.


Gas-Metal Arc Welding -- GMAW

This manual is designed to give you a basic understanding of the GMAW process and equipment, along with the key variables that affect the quality of welds, such as electrode selection, travel speed, welding position, amperage, arc length, and electrode angles. It also covers core competencies such as setting up welding equipment, preparing weld materials, fitting up weld materials, starting an arc, welding pipes and plates, and repairing welds. And finally, you will get an understanding of the safety precautions for GMAW and an awareness of the importance of safety in welding.


Flux Core Arc Welding -- FCAW

This manual offers a basic understanding of the FCAW process and equipment along with the key variables that affect the quality of welds, such as electrode selection, polarity and amperage, arc length, travel speed, and electrode angles. It also covers core competencies, such as setting up welding equipment, preparing weld materials, fitting up weld materials, welding carbon steel plates, and repairing welds. It also provides you with an understanding of the safety precautions for FCAW and an awareness of the importance of safety in welding.

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