Learn about mig, tig, and spot welding.
- [Instructor] There are three types…of welding typically used in a sheet metal company,…MIG, TIG and spot welding.…MIG welding allows for quick fabrication…and thicker parts.…The MIG welder's filler material is a wire…that's fed through the handle and makes quick work…of fabricating the parts.…There's also an assist gas that flows…through the handle and keeps oxygen away…from the weld zone so that you have a nice, clean weld…with less splatter.…Spot welding is great for joining flat surfaces…and is quick and easy.…The welder passes high amounts of energy…across the electrodes and the materials melt together.…
There is no filler material on a spot welder.…TIG welding is slower, however offers ultimate control…and is perfect for intricate parts.…The filler material is hand-fed into the weld,…so lots of skill is required to make good welds.…Taking a look at some welds, you can see from the video…that the weld around the periphery of this is a TIG weld.…It's a very small weld and is very intricate.…The weld on top is a bit bigger and is a MIG weld.…
First, review the sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS and the properties that make sheet metal unique: bend radius, K-factor, bend deduction, gauge thickness, and more. Then learn how to create basic parts, with base features, flanges, and bends that add strength and connections. Find out how to flatten parts and add holes, cuts, and corners that are manufacturing ready, and use the Convert to Sheet Metal command to convert imported geometry into native sheet metal parts. Gabriel also shows you how to create assemblies from multiple parts, use the Pattern and Mirrors tools to effortlessly duplicate existing work, and then document your designs with detailed sheet metal drawings. Watch the bonus videos to learn about the different machinery and processes that occur during manufacturing.
- Sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS
- Sheet metal manufacturing: Laser cutting, CNC machining, welding, and more
- Creating base features
- Creating flanges and tabs
- Making cuts and corners
- Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
- Building multi-body parts
- Creating forming tools
- Forming across a bend
- Building an assembly
- Creating parts in an assembly
- Creating sheet metal drawings
Skill Level Intermediate
Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 31m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metalwith Gabriel Corbett1h 34m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Weldmentswith Gabriel Corbett1h 26m Intermediate
1. Interface and Sheet Metal Basics
2. Sheet Metal Flanges
3. Sheet Metal Cuts and Corners
4. Converting to Sheet Metal
5. Multibody Parts
6. Forming Tools
7. Sheet Metal Assemblies
8. Sheet Metal Drawings
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