(Update as of 10/17/20)
Greats news! We received notification from New York State that indoor arts and education categorized businesses are FINALLY able to re-open to the general public! Arc + Flame is evaluating the fine details and will act accordingly. Stay tuned for more announcements during the week!
Earlier this month, Arc + Flame postponed all classes through 2020. We will evaluate the new mandates and provide details on re-opening soon. Our center is open for retail and walk-in customers on Monday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10AM-6PM, and Friday 9am-5pm.
We are actively interviewing candidates interested in our Welding & Fabrication Program set to begin February 2021. This program is directly partnered through Monroe Community College. Contact us today for details on the admissions process!
Our Fall 2020 Welding & Fabrication Industry Certificate Program through Monroe Community College is currently able to run because of direct partnership with higher education [based on NYS Phase 4 COVID guidelines]. The same goes for our collegiate welding classes for engineering students through Rochester Institute of Technology and machining and HVAC students through Monroe Community College.
MIG welding, also known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Wire Feed Welding, is a versatile welding process that is relatively easy to learn. A MIG system includes a constant voltage welding power source, a wire feeder, torch, shielding gas, gas regulator, and welding wire. The process of joining metal using MIG is rather simple. When you activate the trigger on the MIG gun, three things happen: welding wire feeds out, the welding wire becomes electrically "hot", and shielding gas begins to flow. When the wire comes in contact with the metal to be welded, an electric arc in excess of several thousand degrees is created, melting both the wire and the base metal. Shielding gas, usually a mixture of argon and carbon dioxide, flows over the molten weld, protecting it from atmospheric contamination. When the weld cools, the joined metal together is as strong as the individual pieces.
Easy to learn
Relatively inexpensive equipment
Welds most common alloys, including steel, aluminum, and stainless steel
Produces cosmetically attractive welds
Able to weld a variety of thicknesses, from 24 gauge sheet metal to material several inches thick
Public hours for retail and walk-in customers are available on Monday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10AM-6PM, and Friday 9am-5pm. We are CLOSED Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday for retail/ walk in customers.
Weeknights and Weekends are open for scheduled classes! We are located in Rochester, New York.Located at 125 Fedex Way, Rochester, NY 14624. We are 15-minutes west from downtown.
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