Oxy-acetylene welding is not only an excellent method of joining thinner gauge metals, it’s also the best “first step” to understanding the fundamentals of welding.
WMC’s Oxy-Acetylene Welding DVD covers equipment set-up, adjusting the regulators, lighting the torch and adjusting the flame. We even sneak in a little theory on why a neutral flame purges oxygen from the weld area. Beginning with starting and moving the molten puddle, then adding filler metal, close-up demonstrations with slow motion and inserted arrows point out exactly where to watch the molten weld puddle.
Close-up video of the actual welds, with detailed explanations, demonstrates the characteristics of the molten metal and weld buildup for welding in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Metal preparation, joint fit-up and welding techniques are demonstrated for butt, lap, T and corner joints, focusing on penetration and amount of weld buildup. Approximately 42 minutes.
An excellent DVD for beginners.
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.