I-CAR Adds Live Demonstration to Spot Welding Course

From CollisionWeek©

Students will now benefit from live demonstrations during I-CAR’s instructor-led Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding (WCS04) course, including demonstrations on how to properly set up machines, align and maintain electrode tips, make spot welds, identify and correct weld defects, understand how to visually inspect spot welds, and how to destructively test welds for quality.

The newly enhanced course will provide students with information to perform successful welds and ultimately provide customers with safe and complete repairs. Spot welding has many benefits and can be considered a quick and efficient way to join metals as well as an effective solution for decreasing the heat-affect zone on vehicles manufactured with high-strength steel and ultra high-strength steel. In addition, spot welding decreases damage to corrosion protection and replication of production weld appearance.

Jason Bartanen, I-CAR Technical Director said, “The success of the weld, and the ability to achieve a safe and complete repair, can be improved by the technician’s knowledge of proper methodology, equipment usage, and identification and inspection techniques. If a spot weld is not performed correctly, the risk of a weak or deformed weld will compromise the integrity of the repair. The new live demonstration portions in this course will be very relevant to technicians who apply spot welding techniques in their day-to-day jobs.”

The overall course content will remain the same and will fulfill the Spot Welded Panel Replacement Knowledge Area in I-CAR ProLevel 1 for Steel Structural Technicians and the Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding Knowledge Area in I-CAR ProLevel 2 for Non-Structural Technicians.

Registration is open and classes are continually being added to the schedule. Visit the www.i-car.com to search for training in your area.

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