Pulse Arc Welding

Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring sizing, connections near heat-sensitive stones, and repairing porous castings. It works well on gold, silver, stainless steel, titanium, platinum, and copper, whether connecting tiny jewelry components or larger elements for small metal sculptures. Our pulse arc welder can go well beyond these general jobs to include tacking complex pieces before soldering, welding long seams for hollow construction, and connecting dissimilar metals such as titanium to gold.

We have designed a hands-on private class that covers a wide variety of weld tasks and tricks possible to enhance student's current process. Our tailored certification gives students time to practice applications so they can become qualified to rent time on our Orion 200i Welder.

Each student will start out learning the principles and maintenance of micro Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding. Weld preparation, shaping electrodes, weld settings, and finishing methods will be covered through a series of exercises to develop skills and techniques. Demonstrations and student practice will cover most used tasks; attaching an earpost, sizing a ring, closing jump rings, different joint types, balling the end of a wire, spot welding, filling porosity, attaching bezels and settings, using filler wire, and any special advanced requests that we can accommodate.

Fees: 

Tuition covers 6 hours of instruction and practice time with Wendy Jo New or David Baird.  The lessons can take place over 1 or 2 different sessions. Upon successful completion of this private class, students may rent time on our welder at the rate of $30 per hour. This is plenty of time to get A LOT done! 

  • Tuition: $400
  • Materials Kit: $35

Cancellations: There will be no charge if the student cancels 1 week in advance. For a no show or cancelation less than 1 week in advance, a 50% Fee will be assessed.

Materials & Tools

  • Use of Filler Wire
  • Copper: 6"of 12g and 18g round wire, jump rings, 18 ga sheet, 20 ga sheet, 2 one inch discs
  • Silver: Ear posts, 2 Prong settings, a ring blank, 6" of 18g, 20g, and 22g round wire, jump rings, 22 ga sheet, fine silver bezel wire.

Please let Metalwerx know if you intend to bring your own supplies for the lesson

Students Can Bring:

  • Repairs: students can bring additional repairs
  • Gold wire, sheet, or scrap
  • Silver castings to fill porosity

Available Pulse Arc Welding Sessions:

 

October 23 & 24, 10-1pm w/ Wendy Jo New

October 30 & November 2, 12-3pm w/ David Baird

November 13 & 15, 12-3pm w/ David Baird

November 27 & 28, 10-1pm w/ Wendy Jo New

December 4 & 6, 12-3pm w/ David Baird

December 11 & 12, 10-1pm w/ Wendy Jo New

 

*Please note: These dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted directly with the instructor after registration has been completed. Please contact us at info@metalwerx.com if you have any questions.