Multi pass weld practice
Welding isn’t so much like riding a bike, you need to practice to maintain proficiency. When I have some down time, I’ll grab a chunk of steel and lay some beads.
This time it was a 7″ piece of 1.25″ x 1.25″ x .25″ angle iron using .035″ ER70S-6 mig wire on my Millermatic 210.
I’ll refer to, “passes” and, “beads” as the same thing, one consistent, “string” of weld (yet another term for this process), welding nomenclature is filled with deviance’s like this.
I started out with a single pass.
Then a few more passes.
Keep going.. (things are starting to get got now)
Even more passes.
Still not done, more passes.
Getting close, a few more beads then I’ll be able to do a cover pass.
Cover pass complete! Cover passes are always the most nerve wracking because visual inspection consists of some 90% of all weld inspections; even if the rest of the entire weld is perfect and only the cover pass gets messed up, the weld will likely fail inspection.
Then I let the whole thing cool down and cut it in half to see what the center of my welds look like.
Looking good! Typically as a fabricator, I’d never let metal get as hot as it did here but the practice was in the welding which was a total success.
Thanks for reading.
More to come.