Wanna take your MIG welding game to the next level? In this series, we’re going to cover advanced MIG welding technique: thick plate, flux core, aluminum, and go deeper into the mig welding chart. Three nights, lots of hands-on practice, and lots more skills.
Thick Plate and Advanced Fillets
Learn to work with steel from 1/8″ up to 1/2″.
Learn how to treat hot roll steel to make it easier to weld.
Learn to prep layouts, grind, and finish so that you can overbuild just about anything.
Learn to do advanced fillets, on thin and thick, on round and square tube, and even how to get into those tiny acute angles.
Learn to work with sheet metal from 18gauge all the way down to 26 gauge steel.
Learn to set it up the machine, what kinds of joints will keep you from burning through, and how to do plug/rosette welds (which leave zero visible weld–trick!).
Learn to use the spot welder.
Aluminum and Flux Core
Learn to prep aluminum for welding with a mig welder, how to set up the spool gun and gasses, and how to weld it.
Learn to grind aluminum with safety and ideal finish in mind (it’s softer and clogs sandpaper).
Learn to use flux core for steel, to stink up your driveway, impress your neighbors, and do all sorts of outdoor, high-strength, low-cost welding.
Class Details: Three Session Class, 3hrs each class. Happens every 3 months or so.
Requirements: You must have taken Intro MIG with us here at MMW or have permission of the instructor. Age 14 or older. Students under 18 are required to sign up with a participating parent or guardian (and sign up and pay for two spots). You should be comfortable with sparks and not squeamish with power tools.
Standard clothing: Due to the high heat and welding positions involved in this class, students are required to wear head cover (baseball hat or bandana will work) and thick sleeves (flannel and up will work). Helmets, gloves and heat shields will be provided.
Refund/Rescheduling Policy: We hope you can make the class, but things happen. If you need to cancel, we can refund your money 7 days ahead of the start of the class (minus a $25 registration fee). You can reschedule the class 7 days before the start of the class as well. There are no refunds or rescheduling within 7 days. By not budgeting for missed classes, we can keep the prices as low as possible for everyone.