WLDG2050 Introduction to Automated Cutting and Welding

This course is designed to allow students to program, setup and operate semi-automated and fully automated cutting and welding systems. Both PC programming and teach pendants will be utilized. Integration of automated cutting and welding systems with other components will also be explored.




Instructor Approval or Welding Diploma

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Describe safety rules for automated equipment
Produce cutting file for a CNC plasma cutting table
Troubleshoot cutting file for a CNC plasma table
Produce plasma cuts in metal with a CNC plasma table
Identify parts of a Welding Cell (WC)
Create a program for the Welding Cell
Produce fillet welds in lap joints in the flat position with Short Circuit Transfer with WC
Produce fillet welds in Tee joints in the horizontal position with Short Circuit Transfer with WC
Analyze welds produced by automated systems for discontinuities and defects
Adjust automated systems for corrective measures

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE).  Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals.  Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details