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I-CAR adds live demonstrations to spot welding course




April 20, 2012—I-CAR on Friday announced it will integrate a live demonstration component into its classroom-led Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding course (WCS04) beginning May 21.

I-CAR said the overall course content will remain the same. But some of the course modules will be enhanced with live demonstrations on properly setting up machines, aligning and maintaining the electrode tips, making spot welds, identifying and correcting weld defects, understanding how to visually inspect spot welds, and how to destructively test welds for quality.

Jason Bartanen, technical director for I-CAR, said having proper training and understanding of the practices and techniques used during spot welding weigh significantly on a technician’s ability to achieve a proper weld. The new live demonstrations will help teach practical applications and provide students with a visual learning format to enhance the learning experience.

“With an increased number of vehicles being manufactured with high-strength steel and ultra high-strength steel, spot-welding is an effective solution for minimizing the heat affect zone,” Bartanen said. “The process of spot welding for attaching body panels and components has many other benefits. Among the benefits are decreased damage to corrosion protection and replication of production weld appearance.”

I-CAR said the course fulfills its ProLevel 1 training requirements for steel structural technicians, and its ProLevel 2 training requirements for non-structural technicians. Registration for the course is open now. Visit i-car.com to register, or for more information.

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