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How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

Reviews for Memorial Park welders
Cliff M.
Great overall experience. Will definitely recommend and use again for all welding projects !
Cano’s Affordable WeldingCano’s Affordable Welding
Porter B.
Great to work with. Came to my house and did a really great job of Tig welding!
Calixto's Welding and Handyman ServicesCalixto's Welding and Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
came and welded my generator on to my shuttle bus.... did a awesome job for the pay .....
Del Villar WeldingDel Villar Welding
Rene J.
Cano did a great job on my door and welding my bar stools.He was very professional.
Cano’s Affordable WeldingCano’s Affordable Welding
Daniel R.
Jesus was very quick to respond and knocked out the gate repair in the agreed timeframe with a superior welding job than the original on the latch/lock.
Jes WeldingJes Welding
Eric S.
Cam did a very professional job fabricating my custom frame for an outside patio bar. I highly recommend him for all your welding needs. I will be using his services for other projects.
Powell welding and constructionPowell welding and construction
Amy W.
What a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Excellent communication, super punctual and very professional. The welding work was done beautifully and exactly what we needed to keep our pup safe. Thank you so very much!
SG Welding ServicesSG Welding Services
Kayleigh F.
Great experience work with SG Welding. They prepared me with an estimate before the work. They explained the work very clearly to me and even stayed late on a Saturday to ensure it was done. I am so appreciative of their service and would highly recommend them.
SG Welding ServicesSG Welding Services
Keenan H.
He did GREAT work on my dog kennels. They were weak, loose, the doors were out of line. He bolted the kennels to the concrete and welded the door hinges. I have bug strong dogs and now I know my kennels will hold them.
DLC WeldingDLC Welding
Ta S.
Response fast. Do as the owner wants. My jobs are trivial and small. Welding 1 latch set and install 5 handles to the gate. I supply all the material. Adan supplies a 5X2 in iron plate. The whole job total is $ 160. Good experience to work with him. I also introduced him to my neighbors.
Calixto's Welding and Handyman ServicesCalixto's Welding and Handyman Services
Jerick Y.
Reached out to Adan to help weld a metal post that supports our gate keypad at our townhouse community. Although it was a small project, he was up to the task. He provided a competitive quote via text and we scheduled him to come out right a way. Prior to arrival, he texted me advance to notify me he was on his way. He completed the job quickly and the price was exactly as quoted. I recommend him and would use again. Thank you!
Calixto's Welding and Handyman ServicesCalixto's Welding and Handyman Services
Scott c.
Juan is outstanding. He did an initial assessment after the Texas freeze. Next days he and a partner Gerardo stayed until 1030pm welding and fixing leaks. The next day he stayed until 815pm fixing leaks that popped up after full water pressure. About 60% the cost of Nick's Plumbing without all the new copper piping charges from Nick's. Highly trusted and recommended. Call me (Scott) if you want a verbal reference at 281-948-2635. We live in Woodland Heigths and have a 1907 house so not easy to fix.
DLC WeldingDLC Welding
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