Types of Power Sources for Gas Metal Arc Welding
By Dave Hoffman
Learners view wire feed power sources ranging from 110-volt, single phase units to 460-volt, three-phase units. A description and photos of each are provided.
Selecting Electrodes For Wire Feed Welding
In this interactive object, learners read an explanation of the electrodes used for welding with the GMAW and FCAW processes. In two matching exercises, students test their knowledge of classification and specification numbers.
Setting Up a Wire Feeder for GMAW
In this animated and interactive object, learners follow steps that begin with choosing the correct drive roll and include feeding the electrode wire from the spool to the welding gun.
Wire Feed Welding Gun Assembly
In this interactive object, learners follow steps to assemble a wire feed welding torch or gun.
Orthographic Projection #1
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine orthographic projection and the Glass Box Theory. Front, side, and top view development is demonstrated with pictorial views of each object to help develop 2D to 3D visualization skills.
SMAW Electrode Characteristics
In this learning activity, you’ll explore the characteristics of common, carbon steel shielded metal arc welding electrodes, which fall under American Welding Society specification A5.1.
Tips for Completing Welding Assignments
In this learning activity you'll gain tips for successfully completing welding assignments.
The Welder's Tool Bag
In this learning object, you’ll explore what tools should be a part of every welding tool bag.
GTAW Electrode Characteristics
In this learning module you'll become familiar with different types of GTAW electrodes.
The Planetary Gear Drive
The learner will understand the design of a planetary gear drive and its advantages and disadvantages.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #1
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object. Front, side, and top orthographic views are shown.
The Cycloidal Gear Drive
The learner will gain an understanding of the inner workings of the cycloidal gear drive while watching a video and listening to an explanation of its features.
Robotic Welding Instructions
The learner will gain an understanding of how a robot uses welding instructions to perform tasks. This learning activity includes video.
In this interactive object, learners examine sectional views used in engineering drawings. The sections shown are full, half, offset, aligned, revolved, and broken-out. Learners match drawings of sectional views with the names of the views.
Safety Scene - Grinding Edition
In this learning activity you'll recognize potential safety hazards around grinding equipment
The learner will understand how to view an object for interpretation in the standard orthographic format and then accurately sketch three orthographic views using 3rd angle projection.
Interpreting Thread Notes
The learner will be able to read and interpret thread notes from a print.
The Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.
Types of Motion Instructions
The learner will identify the types of motion instructions used for programming a robot.
The learner will identify components of a welding robot and determine if the robot is set up correctly to avoid singularity.
The learner will gain an understanding of the modes of axis movement for successful robot programming.
Successfully Completing Your Weld Test
The learner will...review the process for successfully completing a weld procedure specification for weld testing in the educational setting.
Welding Wire Spool Installation Instructions
The learner will identify the steps and proper techniques for installing a wire spool on a welding machine.
Understanding Circular Robotic Motions
The learner will learn the programming steps that are used to create circular motions with robots.
Grinding Safety for Welders
The learner will...be able to safely use grinding equipment in the welding and metal fabrication shop.