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Students practice welding methods, try new equipment at FABTECH convention

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So far this year in welding we have been working hard, and accomplishing a lot. Just half way into the year we have practiced stick welding flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead. We also have done a little bit of pipe welding.

After we mastered our stick welding, we moved on to MIG welding. We started off laying flat beads, and have gotten to the point of filling angle iron with welds enough to make it a block. The purpose is to cut it up and check the porosity level in our welds.

Earlier this year, we took a field trip to McCormick Place in Chicago for the FABTECH convention. What a learning experience that was! The convention had everything from robotic welding to submerged arc welding. What got us excited was the newest equipment like the special auto darkening helmets and the welders that we were able to try. A favorite booth among the students was the Miller booth because many students were able to try MIG and TIG welding for the first time. The highlight of the trip was the virtual reality welding simulator. Lincoln Electric challenged us to try to achieve the highest score among our classmates. The winner received a new welding jacket.

We already have the next semester of welding planned out, and it is going to be packed. We plan on learning blueprint reading, Oxy-Fuel welding, TIG welding, and much more.

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