Open Weld Lab

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I just wanted to say I had a great time during the open lab today and really appreciated the time, attention, and resources that went into such an incredible opportunity. Also I wanted to show you what I ended up doing with the finished product. Thank you so much and it was a really amazing experience.


Alex Hansen beveling a pipe with an oxyacetylene torch for Open Weld Lab.

The Hill Hall Welding Lab will be open from 1:00 PM  – 3:00 PM every Friday for students and staff to learn and explore the various welding processes.

Where: Hill Hall Welding Lab Rm. 123
Time: Fridays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: Free



9/17 – Stick (SMAW) Pipe Welding

9/24 – Stick (SMAW) Pipe Welding

10/1 – MIG/TIG (GMAW/GTAW) Sheet welding a water tight box

10/8 – MIG/TIG (GMAW/GTAW) Sheet welding a water tight box

10/15 – Heat Control via Stick Electrode Bonsai Trees

10/22 – Heat Control via Stick Electrode Bonsai Trees

For more information, send an email to:

Participants must adhere to the requirements below:

· Cloth face masks required (cotton or N95; no spandex or other synthetic materials). If the face mask has ties, the ties must be short and not dangle below chin level.

· Come with safety glasses with side shields

· Wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt (no synthetic materials)

· Wear closed toed shoes (not synthetic materials); Steel-toed shoes are strongly recommended.

· Remove all rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets and dangling earrings before operating any equipment.

· Long hair must be tied back and secured.

· We provide the rest of the PPE required.

You will be given a safety walkthrough of the shop. Once completed, you will be able to explore all the shop and instructors at CWJCR have to offer!