WELD1558 Robotics, Inspection, and Testing

Course Description

Students will study the fundamentals of welding inspection processes and different types of testing that are conducted both destructively and non-destructively to ensure the soundness of the weldments. The students will also gain an understanding of the importance of researching companies to better prepare them in the resume development process, and interview with confidence. The students will program an industrial robotic welder for a variety of welding applications by applying safe operation, positional teaching, program logic and sequence, and input/output command structure to achieve optimum quality and cycle time. Written and Fundamental tests will be done in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE curriculum and code books.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proper use and inspection of personal protection equipment (PPE).
  • Demonstrate proper safe operation practices in the work area.
  • Develop an understanding of the fundamental operations of a robotic welder.
  • Examine cut surfaces and edges of prepared base metal parts.
  • Examine tacks, root passes, intermediate layers, and completed welds.
  • Understand the importance of cover letters and resumes.
  • Research employable companies to better prepare for interviewing.


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other