An introduction to the Flux Core Arc Welding process, covering both self shielded and gas shielded flux cored welding wires.
Self Shielded Flux Core welding wires provide a wire feed process that can be used inside or outside of the shop. With moderate deposit rates and lower voltage requirements, self shielded flux core is probably the easiest type of welding to learn and use, and the general purpose self shielded welding wires are a good choice for the smaller wire feed welding machines.
Gas Shielded Flux Core is the most common semiautomatic wire feed process used in the welding industry for heavy fabrication. High deposit rates, good weld fusion, and ease of operation also make gas shielded flux core an excellent wire feed process for the in shop repair of farm and construction equipment.
WMC’s Flux Core Arc Welding focuses on fundamental welder skills. Extremely close-up video of actual welds, with detailed explanations, demonstrate how the voltage and wire speed settings, electrode extension, gun angle, and travel speed affect penetration, the shape, and the size of the weld. Also included are weld joints, metal preparation, and joint fit-up. Flux Core Arc Welding also provides a “working knowledge” of constant voltage power sources, wire feed units, and the unique characteristics of flux cored welding wires. Understanding the technical aspects of FCAW is an important part of setting up the equipment to provide the correct amount of weld, with good penetration and weld fusion. Approximately 58 minutes.
Great for beginners and intermediate welders.
WMC’s videos feature Steve Bleile, an ASME certified welder with over 25 years of experience and current owner/operator of a custom fabrication shop. Having taught many people how to weld, both on the job and as a part-time instructor, Steve understands exactly what information viewers need to get started and improve their skills.
Presenting demonstrations that everyone can “see” is the real challenge of welding instruction. WMC’s welding and torch-cutting videos are loaded with extremely close-up and clear video demonstrations of the actual cutting and welding processes. Using digital editing, arrows are inserted into slow and stop motion, showing exactly what to look for and where to watch.
From equipment setup to lighting the torch or striking an arc, the in-depth explanations along with the clear demonstrations provide a basic understanding of what’s happening, what to watch for and what to do.
WMC’s instructional welding videos are currently used by thousands of high school, college and industrial welding programs, as well as farmers, contractors, metal sculptors, tradesmen and all around “tinkerers”. From beginners to intermediate welders, every viewer can actually “see” what to do, giving them the confidence to get started or improve their skills.
Reference and Review
A great addition to your technical library. Anyone having difficulties with a specific technique can watch the close-up demonstrations over and over until they understand what to look for and what they’re seeing. All the videos are indexed for quick reference and review.