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Instructor: Cory Gabrielle
Who is this Class For?
If you've ever wanted to dig into the nitty gritty of TIG welding and have a facilitated space to practice with professional feedback and advice, this is the class for you! Not only will we cover TIG welding on mild steel, but also understand the differences welding with a variety of material, frequencies, and settings. You'll have the best success in this class if you have prior welding experience, however this class is for everyone at any skill level.
About the Class
This class, hosted by Twin Cities Maker, focuses on TIG welding on mild steel. The goal of this class is to become more comfortable with TIG welding, setting-up your machine, workpiece, teachnique, and common joints. Space is limited to ensure everyone gets quality time with the welding machines. We'll cover TIG welding on mild steel, aluminum, and stainless. Participants walk away with their own metal coupons, filler material, and tungsten to practice with in addition to a TIG welding zine that covers what we'll learn in class.
What to Expect
This class is now five hours long to give everyone as much time with each type of metal. We'll meet early, have a brief break for lunch, and end around 2! Expect to get into some nitty-gritty of equipment use, metallurgy, metal preparation, and best TIG welding practices to take home.
Metal, filler material, and tungsten will be provided. Twin Cities Maker will have personal safety gear available (welding helmets, gloves, and safety glasses), however it's reccommended if you have smaller hands to bring your own gloves.
The floors are concrete (going to be harder on joints) and there is seating available. There is water , a soda machine, and one bathroom. There are six stairs; three to get to the main door and three more to step-up into the larger shop area. If you need additional accessibility information or support, please reach out to the instructor. There is also often loud noises and dust; if you have sensitive lungs please bring a respirator! There will be earplugs as well.
About the Instructor
Cory Gabrielle works as a welder at a small production and fabrication welding shop in Seward. They've been welding for over three years and has a degree in Welding Technology. They love TIG welding and primarily do TIG welding on stainless and mild steel at work and on projects, even when it's not the faster option! You can reach Cory through the Hack Factory metal shop email for questions.