*Must know how to lay down a bead*
This 4 hour course focuses strictly on the ins and outs of Aluminum TIG welding. This course is designed to provide as much hands on touch time as possible. Along with practicing on various joints and material thicknesses. At the end of the class you will get a project to take home and practice on that will give you 4 hours of weld time! Last time we held this class it sold out, so sign up in order to reserve your spot!
Topics that will be discussed are:
- Electrode Negative VS Electrode Positive
- Puddle Consistency
- Material Thickness
- Tips on Frequency (how it changes based on joint configurations)
- Key points on becoming a better aluminum TIG welder (material prep, tools, ideas)
Each class features 3 welding stations, using HTP TIG welders, with 2 participants per station. Class size is limited to 6 participants and the cost is $275 per participant. Please register online or call our office at 847-357-0700. Classes are non-refundable.
Classes will be held at HTP America:
180 Joey Dr
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
Class 1: Friday (June 3rd) from 8am-12pm- 5 spots
Class 2: Friday (June 3rd) from 1:30pm-5:30pm- 6 spots
Class 3: Saturday (June 4th) from 8am-12pm- 2 spots left!
Class 4: Saturday (June 4th) from 1:30pm-5:30pm- 4 spots left!
The appropriate attire is recommended; not required: long sleeves or welding sleeves, close toed shoes, pants, TIG gloves, welding helmet, and a respirator (wearing a respirator is personal preference, it is up to you if you want to wear one or not).
Este curso de 4 horas se enfocará estrictamente en los entresijos de la soldadura TIG de aluminio. Este curso está diseñado para proveer la mayor cantidad de tiempo práctico posible. Además de practicar en varias juntas y espesor de material; cada estudiante se llevará a casa un proyecto de soldadura de aluminio que haya comenzado/terminado durante el curso.
Temas de discusión:
Electrodo Negativo VS Electrodo Positivo
Consejos sobre la frecuencia (cómo cambia en función de las configuraciones conjuntas)
Puntos clave para convertirse en un mejor soldador TIG de aluminio (preparación de materiales, herramientas, ideas)
Cada clase cuenta con 3 estaciones de soldadura, utilizando soldadores HTP TIG, con 2 participantes por estación. El tamaño de la clase está limitado a 6 participantes y el costo es de $275 por participante. Regístrese en línea o llame a nuestra oficina al 847-357-0700. Las clases no son reembolsables.
Se recomienda el vestuario adecuado: mangas largas o mangas para soldar, zapatos cerrados, pantalones, guantes TIG, casco para soldar y respirador.
CA Prop 65 - For Residents of California
Warning: Welding and cutting equipment, accessories, and fumes can expose you to chemicals, including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), Lead, and Nickel, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, please visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
This was a great class and just what I needed! It was more than an intro class where you just lay a bead and brings you to a point where you can actually make something. The small class size with lots of hands on time means you get good feedback about what you are doing wrong and how to correct it.
Very helpful !! Would recommend to anyone wanting to weld aluminum.
Introduction to Aluminum Tig Welding
This class really provided much more than I ever expected. Gabe was our instructor and his approach and demeanor really worked well for the individual welders. Having hobby experience at best, I was extremely impressed on how the fundamental things that we all see on YouTube videos came into practice once someone was working with you. The simple direction of "hotter, hotter" or "too fast" changed how I looked at welding Aluminum. I took home the kit/puzzle and worked on it for the next 4 nights which honed in my skills while it was still fresh. Bottom line, for those of you that are looking to improve your skills as a novice, this is a GREAT class. If they offer a more advanced class I would certainly attend. Thanks Gabe and Nicole, well done!
At the beginning of class I was just melting aluminum, by the end I was putting down some pretty good beads. They zeroed in on my mistakes and had good corrective recommendations. I still need practice but I received a lot of good information. Thanks
I have welded a fair amount with TiG but had never welded aluminum before the class. I have the same welder we used in the class so I was hoping to get some basics to use at home and practice. The class was small, provided great information and offered lots of hands-on practice. Gabe did a great job explaining concepts, techniques, and tips that made it easy to understand and easy to accomplish the tasks given. I was very pleased with my aluminum welds by the end of the class and walked away with a new skill. I would definitely recommend this class. Thanks!