The course is either held over two weekends or two evenings per week spread over five weeks (the course can also be done in four days in a week if that is more suited to yourself and costs £600 including all tools and materials.
- We will teach you the basic principles of health and safety when MIG welding and the does and don’ts of the trade before you even start welding.
- Machine operations, how to turn on the machine, adjust the wire speed and settings according to the material thickness of what you are welding. (We encourage students to bring in their own machines if they have brought one on the last day of training and we will help you set it up and get the best out of your machine).
- At the start of the course we will get you to master putting down a nice weld ensuring it penetrates the metal and fuses it together correctly (it’s all too common that people weld and it make look nice however it’s not structurally strong, this was the main reason coding’s were brought into the industry for professional welders). You must master being able to put down a series of simple straight lines before you progress on to harder welds, once this has been mastered the next exercise is to write your name in weld (this is just a bit of fun and to get you used to using your welding torch at different angles, a skill regularly needed when welding cars and bikes).
- Once the basics of how to use a MIG welder have been mastered we move you on to teach you how to do the following four main types of welding that would be used on your car or bike these would be T fillets welds, Butt welds, pipe to plate and box section to plate.
- Using thin gauge mild steel we will teach you how to safely use a grinder and cut out a section of metal from a plate, you will then be taught how to weld it back in and grind it back flat to replicate cutting out some rotten metal and replacing it with new metal (this is a skill that you will definitely need to have to restore any car or bike.
- On this course we will also teach you how to cut out spot welds so you have the skills needed to remove panels correctly. We will also teach you how to use clamps and a spot welder or a MIG welder to make puddle welds if you don’t own a spot welder to help get your panels back on and lined up correctly.
- On this course we will also teach you how to use a box folder and roller to form your own panels and repair sections for your classic car or bike project.
- On this course we can adjust this to suit your specific needs and can add on or eliminate any aspect of the course.