Course – 30 days
Exam – 10 additional days
18 PDHs / 1.8 CEUs
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learn to identify, measure, and manage the costs of production
Every year, welding manufacturing operations lose millions of dollars in profits due to the improper calculation of costs and inefficient welding practices. In this course, participants will learn to identify, measure, and manage the costs of production in order to reduce expenses and ensure quality. Topics include welding process variables, weld procedure specifications, calculating weld metal volume and deposition rates, and managing the costs of labor, materials, equipment, and overhead. Please see the course curriculum for a complete list of topics.
The American Welding Society is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.
MODULE 1 – Process Variables: Current, Amperage, Voltage
MODULE 2 – Process Variables: Polarity, Inductance, Arc Length, CTTWD, Shielding Gas
MODULE 3 – Process Variables: Travel Angle, Transverse Angle, Travel Speed, Electrode Position, Wire Feed Speed
MODULE 4 – SMAW: Process Variables
MODULE 5 – GTAW: Process Variables
MODULE 6 – GMAW: Process Variables
MODULE 7 – FCAW: Process Variables
MODULE 8 – SAW: Process Variables
MODULE 9 – Weld Process Comparison: Advantages and Disadvantages I
MODULE 10 – Weld Process Comparison: Advantages and Disadvantages II
MODULE 11 – Manufacturing Costs: Materials, Labor, Equipment, Overhead
MODULE 12 – Welding Procedure Specification
MODULE 13 – Determining the Cost of Weld: Calculating Area
MODULE 14 – Determining the Cost of Weld: Calculating Volume
MODULE 15 – Determining the Cost of Weld: Calculating Deposited Weight
MODULE 16 – Determining the Cost of Weld: Calculating Deposition Efficiency
MODULE 17 – Determining the Cost of Weld: Calculating Deposition Rate
MODULE 18 – Calculating Labor Costs: Arc Time, Non-Arc Time, Total Labor Time
MODULE 19 – Calculating Labor Costs: Operator Factor
MODULE 20 – Calculating Labor Costs: Problem Solving
MODULE 21 – Calculating Filler Metal and Labor Costs: Problem Solving
MODULE 22 – Calculating Weld Job Costs: Problem Solving
MODULE 23 – Managing Costs: Joint Design, Weld Design, WPS, Mistake Proofing, Production Planning
MODULE 24 – Managing Costs: Eliminating Operations, Supporting Activities, Field Welding, process Selection
MODULE 25 – Managing Costs: Unforeseen Costs, Quality Issues, Overwelding
MODULE 26 – Practice Problems: 15 Problems
MODULE 27 – Practice Quiz 1: 5 Problems
MODULE 28 – Practice Quiz 2: 5 Problems
MODULE 29 – Practice Quiz 3: 5 Problems
MODULE 30 – Practice Quiz 4: 5 Problems
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