Metal Inert Gas / Metal Arc Gas (MIG-MAG)

Metal Inert Gas / Metal Arc Gas (MIG-MAG) Welding Course

To train Welders on the MIG welding process from the basics, to a terminal test and through to ASME 1X and BS/EN 9606-1 or BS/EN 9606-2.

Previous knowledge of Manual Metal Arc Welding would be advantageous.

Course Duration
5 to 20 days, dependent upon the ability of the learner.

Maximum Number
3 – 4 persons.

Training Aids
Demonstrations and practical exercises

Visual inspection of the trainees’ practical work and a terminal test to ASME 1X and BS/EN 9606-1.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate. The certificate will be sent directly to the delegate or their sponsor company.

Additional Information
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On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Set the safe and correct parameters of the MIG/MAG Machine dependent on the gas wire, type and size
  • Select the correct type of shielding gas
  • Fault find with regards to the wire feed mechanism and ancillary equipment
  • Identify weld faults associated with the process
  • Produce test pieces to the ASME 1X & BS/EN 9606-1 standards


Introduction to the Centre

  • Domestic and safety arrangements

Health & Safety in Arc Welding

Introduction to the MIG/MAG Welding Process

  • Process technology
  • Correct use and setting up of equipment
  • Electrical characteristics
  • Metal transfer
  • Shielding gases

Welding Procedure

  • Material preparation
  • Electrical current/voltage
  • Selection of filler materials
  • Mode of transfer
  • Gas purging and burn back
  • Variation of welding speed

Weld Defects

  • Causes
  • Detection
  • Rectification

Practical Work

  • Downhand single runs on a flatplate
  • Downhand pad weld
  • Downhand single run fillet weld
  • Downhand multi run fillet weld
  • Downhand butt weld
  • Vertical single runs on a flat plate
  • Vertical single run fillet weld
  • Vertical multi run fillet weld
  • Vertical butt weld
  • Horizontal fillet runs on a flat plate
  • Horizontal single run fillet weld
  • Horizontal multi run fillet weld
  • Horizontal butt weld
  • Overhead single runs on a flat place
  • Overhead single run fillet weld
  • Overhead multi run fillet weld
  • Overhead butt weld
  • Terminal test will be decided upon after discussion between course instructor, trainee and the welding co-ordinator