GMAW and FCAW – Equipment and Filler Metals – Module ID 29205-15

GMAW and FCAW – Equipment and Filler Metals – Module ID 29205-15


Module Five (29205-15) introduces trainees to the methods and procedures related to GMAW and FCAW processes and basic safety practices required for each type. It also provides an overview of GMAW and FCAW equipment, set up, and filler metals.

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Learning Objective 1 • Describe basic GMAW/FCAW processes and related safety practices.

  • Describe basic GMAW/FCAW processes.
  • Identify GMAW/FCAW-related safety practices.
  • Describe the various GMAW metal transfer modes.
  • Describe the FCAW metal transfer process.

Learning Objective 2 • Describe GMAW and FCAW equipment and explain how to prepare for welding.

  • Identify common GMAW/FCAW welding equipment.
  • Describe power source control considerations.
  • Identify and describe welding cables and terminations.
  • Identify and describe external wire feeders and their controls.
  • Identify and describe GMAW and FCAW guns, contact tips, and nozzles.
  • Identify various shielding gases and their related equipment.
  • Explain how to set up welding equipment for GMAW and FCAW welding.

Learning Objective 3 • Identify various GMAW and FCAW filler metals.

  • Identify various GMAW filler metals.
  • Identify various FCAW filler metals.

Performance Task

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objectives 1 through 3) • Set up GMAW and FCAW equipment with appropriate shielding gases and filler metals.

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