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Welding

Skill explained

Welders join pieces of ferrous and non-ferrous metals together by using heat and pressure from multiple energy sources such as gas or electricity. This is often done by melting the work pieces and adding a filler material to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to become a strong joint, with pressure sometimes used in conjunction with heat, or by itself, to produce the weld.

They are employed either through themselves or by companies, working in heavy industrial construction to manufacturing, welding on such things as buildings, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft, ships, cars and other metal products.

Required skills

Endurance, concentration, blueprint reading, hand-eye coordination, mathematical ability, steady hand, problem solving and communication

What the Competitors do at the Competition

The Competitor will be judged on their ability to:

Weld Butt and fillet welds of plates, and pipes in all working positions with seams of different angles of inclination and rotation to be completed within a given time frame. Weldments will be non-destructively tested to specific assessment criteria and scored accordingly. Welding positions terminology shall be to both ISO2553 and AWS A3.0/A2.4.

Skill contact

Mr David Cleghorn
ESR Skill Media Promotion - Welding
(UNITED KINGDOM)
Organisation: Global Training and Education Limited
Position: Welding Engineer / Director
Email: cleghorndavid@aol.com

Recent medalists

Calgary 2009 London 2011 Leipzig 2013
GOLD
Thailand
Taweesuk Aeamphong
SILVER
United States of America
Joe Young
BRONZE
Australia
Joshua Harris
BRONZE
Brazil
Rafael Borges
BRONZE
Japan
Yuichi Mori
GOLD
Korea
Hyeon Woo Kim
SILVER
Australia
Guy Brooks
SILVER
China
Xianfeng Pei
SILVER
United States of America
Bradley Clink
BRONZE
Brazil
LUCAS FILGUEIRA
BRONZE
United Kingdom
Jake Rambaldini
GOLD
Korea
JIN SOO NAM
SILVER
Brazil
Rafael Pereira
SILVER
United States of America
Alexander Pazkowski
BRONZE
Australia
Lachlan Mayled

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Welding Competitors in 2013

Members that will compete in Welding in 2013

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 June 2013 )
 
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