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Welding : Flux Core (FCAW)

Welding is a fabrication process whereby two or more parts are fused together by means of heat, pressure or both forming a join as the parts cool.


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Links provided here are provided only for educational purposes and for easy reference, bookmarking, quick centralized access, and organizing/sorting purposes within established sub-topics in welding.  Any claims made in any of the videos linked from this page are the personal opinions and/or professional opinions of the content's original producer(s) and do not necessarily reflect the professional opinion of your welding professor, your course-approved textbook, Mountain Empire Community College, or the Mountain Empire Community College Division of Applied Science and Technology

Mountain Empire Community College assumes no liability or responsibility for the content, instruction, or direction contained in any multimedia content produced by third parties linked here, no liability or responsibility for anyone putting any such content, instruction, or direction into practice without first consulting his or her welding Professor, nor any liability or responsibility for any potential copyright infringement contained within those linked third-party productions.  Mountain Empire Community College also does not endorse any embedded advertising or direct product endorsements contained within any multimedia content linked here.

Always remember to be a discerning consumer of information!

While these materials have been pre-screened and evaluated for production quality, content accuracy, and educational appropriateness, no vetting process can ever reach 100% effectiveness no matter how thorough it may be.  Always check with your welding professor before ever putting any indirect or supplemental instruction into practice.  Always immediately go to your welding Professor to report any content linked here or any other indirect or supplemental instruction that is:

  • 1) offensive, objectionable, or classroom-inappropriate in any way,
  • 2) inconsistent with previous direct instruction in any way,
  • 3) sounds questionable or nonsensical,
  • 4) or is otherwise dubious.

Always remember that welding and other metal shop related and industrial processes are potentially very dangerous activities.  You should always observe all best practices and established protocols in safety, and also always observe the established policies and procedures governing the use of laboratory equipment in classrooms according to the guidance, instruction, and supervision of your welding Professor at Mountain Empire Community College.

Dec 18, 2018