Intro to Metalworking (MIG 101)Knox Makers - Metalworking 116 Childress St SW, Knoxville, TN
This is the Basic authorization class for using the Metalworking Shop and the MIG Welder. We will cover lots of safety and learn the metal shop tools. Expect an hour or so of hands-on setup and shared MIG welding time (more if needed.)The class may run a bit short or long depending on students' needs.
Proper attire is natural fiber clothing such as cotton jeans and T-shirts. Cotton/polyester blend is OK but synthetic clothing or other materials that can melt are unsafe. Students can bring their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment,) shield and gloves if they have them. but these are NOT required as we have setups for everyone to use.
Please do NOT bring your own welding machines to use, the setup and testing time could impact other students.
Intro to TIG Welding (GTAW 201)Knox Makers - Metalworking 116 Childress St SW, Knoxville, TN
You MUST have completed Introduction to Metalworking (MIG 101) or already be a non-novice welder before taking this class. This is not an intro to the metal shop, but the next step focusing on beginning TIG.
This is the next class in the welding series granting authorization on the TIG Welders and Hand Plasma Cutter.
We will spend just a few minutes refreshing basic safety and area requirements, then we will go over the plasma cutter. We’ll also learn how to set up a TIG machine and have shared welding time practicing technique.
Students are welcome bring their own PPE, shield and gloves if they have them, but this is NOT required- we have setups available to use.