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Arc Friday with Ryan Longo and Obi-Shan Kenobi

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Site 3 coLaboratory

718R Ossington Ave

(down the alley, in the laneway)

Toronto, M6G 3T6

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Have a heavy duty project in mind? Have you taken one of our other classes and want to dive further down the welding hole? Maybe you are getting serious about welding as a possible Trades career? You need to take this class as we get deeper in the metal with MIG/GMAW and Stick/SMAW.

We will expand on the MIG/GMAW process as well as introduce you to Stick/SMAW the very first arc welding process.

Get introduced to Stick/SMAW. Discover why after over a 100 years this robust and rugged process is still the choice today for work in the field and structural design. Learn to use a Stick welder. Explanation of welding rods and their various applications and selection. Proper material preparation. Weld mechanics. More on MIG/GMAW such as troubleshooting equipment issues(if you own a MIG machine or plan to this is priceless). Replacing consumables. Welding Joint knowledge. Discussing and applying full penetration and the importance of. We will provide you material metal to practise but if you have a project already in mind and it can be managed in the shop bring it in after first discussing it with Ryan or myself(Steels only).

Safety First. The dangers. There will be fire, molten metal(spatter) and intense heat. Risk of getting burned is there but ultimately avoidable. UV(ultra violet)rays. High Voltage. We will provide PPE(personal protection equipment)in the form of safety glasses and welding helmets. We have gloves to share but they will be a detriment to learning/dexterity if ill fitting. We encourage you to purchase your own. Regular garden gloves with leather palms of your size will do. Safety glasses must be worn at all times during the class as there are sparks and small flying pieces of metal as part of our process. We recommend you wear old cotton clothes you don't mind getting dirty or holes in. Long sleeved cotton top and a old pair of jeans is perfect(no frayed). We will be using heavier materials and equipment in this class so steel toed boots or composite is needed. Jewellery must be taken off as a possible conductor of electricity and long hair must be in a ponytail and hidden otherwise risk catching fire(sparks) or torn off(RPM's). Do not wear or apply flammable hair products before you come to class.

At the end of the class you will have enough knowledge to know what is a sound weld and how to perform one and identify/apply one beyond smaller projects and into commercial/employment application. Gain precious arc time and experience, the only time a new welder can hone their skills and technique is by actually welding under the eyes of experience. If you are serious about perfecting your technique this is invaluable and not available unless actually in the workforce.

Bear in mind we currently have 1 dedicated Stick/SMAW machine. It is our most powerful machine in terms of amperes/voltage. That being said usage during class will be prioritized to familiarizing the general class to its use then after will be made available to weld on more thicker materials. If your personal project isn't completed by the end of class do not worry you will walk away with the knowledge in mind and you can use the Stick/SMAW machine at another date/time more convenient to you.

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Site 3 coLaboratory

718R Ossington Ave

(down the alley, in the laneway)

Toronto, M6G 3T6

Canada

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