(As of 6:00pm on 3/30/20). Arc + Flame Center remains closed until further notice based on NYS mandates to close businesses to combat COVID19 through social distancing. All classes next week (4/6- 4/12) are cancelled. Students will be contacted. We're taking things week-by-week to determine classes 4/13 and beyond! We will contact students registered for upcoming classes (4/13 – 4/19) next week with decisions. Stay tuned, and if you have questions please contact us either through email, Facebook, or Instagram. We will not be answering our phone, but management and administrative team is working remotely.
Based on COVID-19 developments both locally and across the country, Arc + Flame has suspended all regularly scheduled classes for [Samplers/Workshops/Date Nights/Night Courses] welding, glass, smithing, and jewelry until further notice. Each student will be contacted to discuss rescheduling options or a refund. MCC Welding & Fabrication Program will be working remotely until further notice. Once the pandemic situation has cleared, we will offer multiple options for you to take the class you were scheduled for. We appreciate your consideration and understanding as we follow guidelines from the CDC and advice from the medical community to keep our faculty, students, and fellow citizens safe.
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 are Monday through Friday
9:00am-5:00pm. Weeknights and Weekends are open for specific 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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