The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop.
MIG welding is a type of arc welding that uses inert gas and a continuous feed wire to fuse pieces of metal together. MIG welding is known for its speed and versatility. A free PDF download of this class is available at the end of the last lesson.
For a deeper dive into the science and skill of welding, be sure to check out the Welding Class.
And to push your welding knowledge even further, check out the TIG Welding Class.
Lesson 1: Getting Started With the MIG Welder
Get started with the MIG welder, learn where all the panels and switches are located, and go over key safety features.
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MIG Fire Safety Started
Lesson 3: Settings on the MIG Welder
It is important to adjust your settings for to your material and its thickness.
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Lesson 4: MIG Torch and Compressed Gas
Understand how the MIG torch acts as an electrode and how to begin the flow of shielding gas.
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Tips for Great MIG Welds Started
Lesson 6: Operating the MIG Welder
Recap of how to run the welder and a few parting tips and tricks to get you the best results when operating the MIG. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!