ME 475 Joining Processes and Design
Course covers welding, brazing, and soldering processes such as: shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, pulsed gas metal arc, flux cored arc, gas tungsten arc, plasma arc, submerged arc, electroslag, resistance, gas, and older welding processes; diffusion brazing, transient liquid phase bonding, wave soldering, reflow soldering, and others. Manual, automatic, and robotic methods of welding, brazing, and soldering. Rapid and economical cutting methods such as plasma, laser, and oxy-fuel cutting. Welding design with steel, stainless steel, and aluminum alloys will be emphasized. Design of joints to provide economy, strength, and crack resistance. Heat flow calculations in welding; preheat calculations and other crack-preventing calculations will be utilized. Welding codes will be covered.