TIG Welding 101

TIG Welding 101

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From $162.59

Location

MakerLab

780 East Cordova Street

Vancouver, BC V6A1M3

Canada

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

A basic introduction to TIG Welding.

About this event

TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is the next step in furthering your welding skills. The sequel to MIG Welding 101, this course goes over the different types of welds, techniques, and how to prepare your material for welding, tacking, and laying down a simple bead. You will also learn about the specific safety considerations associated with the TIG Welder. Please note, you will not learn how to weld aluminum in this class.

We require that students must bring their own safety glasses or they will be available for purchase at the front desk for $5. Students must also bring their own welding helmets and gloves.

Please note, due to COVID-19, the following measures are now in place for this class:

  • It is recommended that everyone sanitize their hands upon entering the building.

Duration

3 hours

Project

Set up welder, prep pieces for welding, lay a clean weld bead.

Pre-requisite Courses

Required: MIG Welding & Metal Fabrication 101

Please note, as there is a steep learning curve for TIG welding it is recommended that students spend a significant amount of time practicing MIG welding on steel first.

Equipment Access

TIG welder

Safety Requirements

  • Safety glasses
  • Non-medical mask
  • Welding Helmet
  • Welding Gloves
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Remove dangling jewelry
  • Tie back long hair 
  • Natural fiber clothing (wool or cotton recommended)

Recommended:

  • Hearing protection

** Please note, the material we use for welding contains nickel. If you have any allergies to metals you may bring your own respirator mask with a positive filtered air supply. We do have complimentary particle filter masks avaiable for students use. **

FAQ

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

The minimum age for participants is 13 years old with a participating guardian or 18 otherwise.  

What are my parking options at MakerLabs?

MakerLabs' parking lot is located on the east side of the building on the corner of Hawks Avenue and East Cordova Street.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at hello@makerlabs.com with any questions or concerns.

Can I sign up for the member rate?

If you sign up for a membership on the day of the class, you'll receive a refund for the difference between the general and membership class price.

How do I cancel or reschedule my class?

Refunds (minus Eventbrite fees), credits for future classes and orientations, or transferring a ticket to a future date, will only be provided if we are notified by email to hello@makerlabs.com at least 24 hours in advance of the class. For cancellation less than 24 hours before the class, we do not provide a refund, but we do offer a 50% credit towards a future class or orientation. No refunds or credits will be provided for no shows. If transferring a ticket to a future class date, students may only transfer their ticket once before forfeiting their original ticket, even if providing more than 24 hours notice.

What happens if I show up late?

Please arrive 15 minutes before the schedule start of the class so that it can start on time. Attendees arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed in the class.

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