Arc Welding

 Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW), Arc Welding or Stick Welding as it is commonly known is more portable than other types of welding making it ideal for construction, maintenance and repair, underwater pipelines, and industrial fabrication. It uses the same principals as other types of welding. So it uses a welding power supply to create an electric arc between an electrode and the base material to melt the metals at the welding point. It uses either direct (DC) current, and consumable electrodes or rods as they are commonly known.

First developed in the early part of the 20th century, arc welding became commercially important in shipbuilding during the Second World War. Today it remains an important process for the fabrication of steel structures and vehicles.

On the full-time Level 3 and Level 4 Welding and Fabrication Program we will teach you all you need to know about this and the other types of welding and fabrication to help start you in a career in welding.

On the full-time Welding and Fabrication Programme you will also learn about the following…

Gas Cutting

Gas Cutting- Oxyacetylene Contact us Oxyacetylene gas welding cutting is commonly used to cut mild steel. A mixture of oxygen and acetylene, burns as an

Plasma Cutting

Plasma Cutting Contact us Plasma cutting is a process that is used to cut steel and other metals of different thicknesses (or sometimes other materials)

Tig Welding

Tig Welding Contact us Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a

Mig Welding

Mig Welding Contact us Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding or metal active gas (MAG)