Maryland Welding Technology Inc. AWS Certified Welder Tests and TrainingCertified welder tests provide a definitive series of procedures which specify how to correctly execute various weld processes. By gaining a welding credential through testing at our AWS ATF s’s(American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility) , you are demonstrating proficiency in meeting a specific weld process requirement. Your welding credentials received at Md Weld Tech Inc. AWS ATF are nationally recognized and can benefit your salary increase and employment prospects.
If you are entering the welding field, you might be wondering “how do I become a certified welder?” This is a tricky question to answer because there is not a single welding certification test that will certify you to weld everything. Most welding certification tests are done under the codes written by AWS (the American Welding Society) or ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers.) There is a specific code written for virtually every application of welding. Many welded components are also not required to follow a code; therefore, no certification is required. Unlike the plumbing or electrical crafts, welding certification is not a “license”. You will need to know what welding process you intend to use (Stick, TIG or MIG), material types and thickness, as well as what positions you will use in production.
One of the most common welding codes is AWS D1.1 which covers structural steel welding like for a car trailer, a machine support or a handrail. This welding codes states that the “certification” of a welder is the responsibility of that welder’s employer. All of the codes allow an employer to conduct welder tests at their own facility. We offer services to provide the required testing and code documents. When we conduct testing of a plate or pipe for welder certification, we sign the appropriate code form, stating that we conducted the testing of that weldment to the requirements of the applicable code.
Basic Welding Training
Welding Training Courses
Learn how brazing provides a means to combine different materials without affecting the composition of materials, the advantages and disadvantages of this process and the equipment involved.
- Gas Metal Arc Welding
GMAW or gas metal arc welding is the most popular method of welding due to its adaptability in various industries. This is commonly used for sheet metal work and utilizes a continuous wire feed to complete welds.
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
GTAW or gas tungsten arc welding is used to produce high quality welds on a variety of metals. This process requires the welder to be more skilled compared to other welding processes.
- General Welding Safety
Learn the hazards associated with welding, proper protective equipment and situations that require additional equipment and the need for ventilation during the procedure.
- Introduction to Welding
This provides a good foundation to the welding process. Learn common welding terms, understand symbols used in procedures and their purpose.
- Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting
OAW or oxyacetylene welding and cutting process is one of the easiest forms of welding to learn because of the low cost equipment needed. OAW can cut through very thick metals, providing huge assistance in construction sites and salvage yards.
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
SMAW or shielded metal arc welding is the most commonly used welding method. Learn its advantages and disadvantages and the equipment used for the process.
- Weld Joint Inspection
Learn the importance of quality weld joints, the common types of weld failures and how to analyze them by using nondestructive and destructive testing methods.
Intermediate Welding Technology Course
The purpose of the Intermediate Welding Technologies course is to build on the skills learned from Basic level by adding horizontal, vertical, and overhead welding positions to electric arc and gas welding. This course will also provide the student with techniques and manipulative skills required for gas metal arc welding (MIG) and gas tungsten arc welding (TIG) on mild steel material in the flat only position. Intermediate Welding will increase the student’s knowledge area with welding blue print reading, field sketching, numerical geometry, units of measure, and other associated areas of welding including flux cored arc welding (FCAW), torch brazing and soldering. This course will provide the training to develop the skills necessary to make out-of-position fillet and square groove welds on mild steel material with arc and gas welding as well as basic fillet and square groove welds in the flat position on the mild steel with the MIG and TIG process by following the standards set forth by the American Welding Society used throughout the industrial workforce.
Advanced Welding Courses
Because of the growing demand for advanced welders in our region and the nation, Maryland Welding Technology’s goal is to teach our trainees the skills needed to advance in the field of welding as quickly as possible. Our programs are designed by local industries to the specific qualifications and needs of their company so that trainees graduate from the program ready to work.
MD WELD TECH
Because of the growing demand for welders in our region and the nation, Maryland Welding Technology’s Program’s goal is to teach our trainees the skills needed to advance in the field of welding as quickly as possible. Our programs are designed by local industries to the specific qualifications and needs of their company so that trainees graduate from the program ready to work. Maryland Welding Technology Inc. is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility.
Welders must certify at an AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF), in order to perform D1.5 Bridge Welding Code work on highway projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, including the State of Maryland. Welders needing certification for bridge welding must contact an ATF center and request to be tested in accordance with D1.5 Bridge Welding. This certification will be accepted by the following States Department of Transportation (DOT): Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
Maryland Welding Technology Inc. is now an ATF center, and can test you in accordance with the bridge welder certification requirements .
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