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WLD 1400 — Welding Metallurgy 3 Credit hours  4 Contact hours

Introduces students to basic metallurgy principles pertaining to the field of welding. In this course students examine the basic metallurgical properties of steel and the changes that take place during cutting and welding operations. Students develop an understanding of the problems associated with these changes and strategies on how to avoid or minimize their adverse effects. In addition, various weld defects and faults which can occur in the shop floor environment are examined. Additional topics including heat treatment, stress relief and distortion are discussed in depth.