Are you a person who's always been mystified by welding? Think it's too hard or even dangerous? Or, maybe you've taken time and read about it online or in books, but haven't put it into action?
Whether you're one of those mentioned, or someone who doesn't have the slightest of how to weld, this is the workshop for you. One of the biggest obstacles for people trying to build and customize their bike is the ability to weld. Once you can weld, if you have the proper tools, you can literally think it and make it.
Taught monthly, the first workshop in our Welding Series is Intro to Welding. In this workshop, you'll work with Standard Moto's resident fabricator and laser cutter operator, Cody Thompson. Cody has been fabricating since he could walk. You name it, he's built it, or can. Many metals, many welding he's done it!
Over the course of a few hours, Cody will teach students the basics of welding. The different types and styles, how to use them, when to use them and when not to use them. You're getting real world right to the point "this is how you do it and why" education.
- AMPS: Identifying the capabilities of the machine, amp “baseline” (amp=matl thickness).
- Gas: Shielding, gas types, nozzle care and choices.
- Filler: When it's needed, type, speed, melt point, technique.
- Identification: Mild steel, SS, aluminum, applications, strength and weaknesses.
- Handling: Degreasing, removing mill scale/paint/powder.
- Positioning: Where to weld, beveling, identifying load point and preventing stress cracks.
- Warpage: Identifying where it will move, tacks to counteract, even patterns to minimize.
- How it Operates: What everything does.
- Gun: Anatomy, breakdown and cleaning, options and applications.
- Ground: Care and proper positioning.
- Gas: CFM and flow per application.
Basic technique: Tacking, nozzle distance, wire speed versus movement amperage, cup angle, effect of gas.
After Intro to Welding the workshop structure expands into Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Welding broken up into two specific segments. MIG and TIG. That's seven total workshops that can be taken over the course of a few months. Someone who knows not one single thing about welding can take the entire range of workshops and, by the end, be a competent welder who can weld an array of materials, build bars, brackets and tabs, you name it!
Slots are limited and must be pre-booked. If you're interested, complete the form below or talk with one of our staff members the next time you're at the co-op, and we'll get you booked!
Individual Classes : $120/class
Welding Basics + MIG or TIG Intro, Intermediate & Advanced : $110/class
Welding Basics + MIG & TIG Intro, Intermediate & Advanced :$100/class
NOTE : Co-op Members receive a 10% discount on classes.