Todd Bridigum

Welding Instructor
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-659-6000

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Juggling the variables of GTAW

December 9, 2011


Gas tungsten arc welding isn’t the easiest process to learn. With so many things going on at once, GTAW is a little like juggling while riding a unicycle. With practice, the welder’s eye, arm, hand, and foot coordination will improve.

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Preparing for GMAW, back to basics: All about setup

September 1, 2009


  Of all the welding processes, gas metal arc welding is the easiest to learn. However, setting up a GMAW system isn't quite so straightforward. The wire feed process is all about setup, really, and improper setup can lead to some major problems. If machine settings are incorrect, the welder...

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Smooth moves with GMAW

March 24, 2009


Getting comfortable and attaining a clear view of the arc can make gas metal arc welding a lot easier.

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