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MFAB 180   Blueprint and Symbols Reading for Welders (2 Hours)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to identify basic welding positions and explain, list, sketch, draw, use or describe current American Welding Society (AWS) welding symbols and weld joint configurations. The student will be introduced to several methods of producing welding blueprints, object representatives, and specific meanings of selected lines, surface features, sectional views and basic math formulas used in the welding industry. The student will be able to identify the symbols used for fillet welds and groove welds made with and without backing. Topics such as pipe welding representations, pipe welding connections, pipe welding classifications, welder certification, metallurgical effects of heat on metals and the importance of weld quality and welding safety will be studied. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.