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Welding, Consulting, Training & Repair

General Welding Course In Hanmer Ontario

Northern Welding Academy trains welders to be the best they can be. This is a short training program with proven results. Successful students are prepared for employment in the metal fabrication and/or construction industry.

SMAW      FCAW      GMAW      GTAW

Course #1 Welder Fitter

A – Stick Welding (SMAW): Canadian Welding Bureau Qualifications
B – M.I.G. (FCAW) Canadian Welding Bureau Qualifications
M.I.G. (GMAW) Canadian Welding Bureau Qualifications

The hours of training are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.


Course Outline

Welder Fitter
Course # 1 A – S.M.A.W.
(Stick & Metal Arc Welding):

  • General safety rules
  • Operation and function of welding machines
  • Welding symbols
  • All types of electrodes
  • Composition of metals and types of electrodes to be used
  • Heat range and polarity
  • Effect of welding on different metals and reaction
  • Safety around welding
  • Blue Print Reading

Course #1 B – M.I.G.
(FCAW) (GMAW) Welding:

  • General introduction (theory)
  • Function and operation of equipment
  • Consumables, their origin and function (shielding gas)
  • Process and current required
  • Weldability of metals with M.I.G.
  • Metal transfer
  • Qualifications and approvals
  • Techniques of successful blending
  • Welding conditions
  • Defects, causes and corrective actions
  • Maintenance and salvage
  • Welding procedures

Practical instruction

  • Striking an arc progressing to make bead welds
  • Welding in different directions with different types of electrodes
  • Progressing to position welding, gradually to vertical and overhead positions
  • Same welding process for joining bevelled material; root pass and filler passes in all positions.
  • Four position testing – CWB test (Canadian Welding Bureau) in S.M.A.W. and two position testing – CWB test in F.C.A.W. and G.M.A.W.

Oxy-Acetylene Cutting:

  • General instructions
  • Function of tools and equipment
  • Techniques
  • Practical use
  • Preparation of material
  • Cutting

This course is useful for those who expect to engage themselves in manufacturing, general repair, production as well as in heavy plate welding.

Course # 1
Duration: 20 weeks
Training Fee: $8000
*Tests extra: $125 each (usually 8 tests)

Equipment Required

Welding Helmet
Welding Mitts (Gloves)
Leather Coat
Ball Peen Hammer
Chipping Hammer
Soap Stone Holder
Measuring tape
Mig Pliers
Tip Cleaner
Wire Brush
Safety Glasses Clear & Shaded #3
Safety Toe Boots
4 1/2″ Mini Grinder
Grinding Disks (25)
Vice Grips
2 locks

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