3-person teams will fabricate a steel weldment in 3 hours time. Blue print reading, parts layout, measuring skills required. Students will be given a blueprint of the project and steel material to be cut welded and finished. Oxy-acetylene cutting, welding processes of GMAW, SMAW (E6010, E7018) will be demonstrated, utilized and graded. Fillet welds, butt welds, edge welds are typically used on the weldments. Students will employ safe shop practice while competing. Setting of equipment parameters will be needed to yield best cuts, weld quality, fit and finish.
There will be a multiple choice test for welding fabrication knowledge administered the evening prior to hands-on competition.
New for 2019 Post Secondary teams will include GTAW-DC lift start TIG with 3/32”cut length filler metal.
Hints to a potential winning team:
The key to this contest is individual skill of the various welding, cutting, fabrication disciplines, team skills, and team management. The highest scoring teams have best team management that translates to TIME MANAGEMENT. Organization of assignment of skills to the various points and stages of project build is imperative. We do NOT expect all teams to finish or submit a completed project at conclusion of work time allotted. Those teams that are able to complete the project get the highest grade in Team Management/Cooperation category.
Fit & Finish of submitted project is carries a higher grade scoring category. AKA Quality of Finished Project
Drawing/Blueprint of project will be handed out to the teams the evening prior. Just before the written test.
Click here for Tool List for Skills Weld Fab 2020.doc.