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WLD 120 - Welding for Metal Sculpture

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Basic welding techniques and processes used in metal sculpture design and fabrication. Includes oxyacetylene safety practice, oxyacetylene equipment handling, oxyacetylene welding procedures, assembly of portable equipment, oxyacetylene cutting and design, and oxyacetylene bronze build-up. Also includes arc welding safety practices, arc welding procedures, basic joint design, currents and polarities, arc welding machines and electrodes, and arc designing for sculpture.



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate all safety protocol
  2. Design an original metal sculpture with appropriate welding processes

Outline:
  1. Oxyacetylene Safety Practice
    1. Fires
    2. Burns
    3. Eye injuries
    4. Explosions
    5. Fumes
  2. Oxyacetylene Equipment Handling
    1. Cylinders
      1. Pressures
      2. Safety devices
    2. Gases
      1. Types
      2. Safety
    3. Regulators
    4. Torches
    5. Tips
    6. Filler rods
  3. Oxyacetylene Welding Procedures
    1. Pressure settings
    2. Tip size
    3. Flame adjustments
    4. Torch angle
    5. Filler rod and flame manipulation
    6. Travel speed
  4. Assembly of Portable Equipment
    1. Secure cylinders
    2. Crack cylinder valves
    3. Attach regulators and hoses
    4. Check regulator adjustment screw
    5. Open cylinder valves
    6. Set working pressures
  5. Oxyacetylene Cutting Design
    1. Cutting shapes
    2. Preparation
    3. Weldability
    4. Desgin for abstract sculpture
  6. Oxyacetylene Bronze Buildup
    1. Light bronze welding to create three dimensional forms and texture
    2. Texture design
  7. Arc Welding Procedures Safety Practices
    1. Fires
    2. Burns
    3. Eye injuries
    4. Electric shock
    5. Radiation
  8. Arc Welding Procedures
    1. Current settings
    2. Arc length
    3. Electrode angle
    4. Travel speed
    5. Electrode size
  9. Basic Joint Design
    1. Identification
    2. Preparation
    3. Weldability
  10. Currents and Polarities
    1. Direct current
      1. Reverse polarity
      2. Straight polarity
    2. Alternating current
  11. Arc Welding Machines and Electrodes
    1. Generator
    2. Transformer D.C. and A. C.
    3. Transformer A.C. only
    4. Classification
    5. Sizes
    6. Fluxes and their purpose
  12. Arc Designing for Sculpture
    1. Preparation
    2. Weldability
    3. Design for abstract sculpture