(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.
TIG Welding, also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or "Heli-Arc" Welding is a welding process that utilizes a non-consumable Tungsten electrode to create an electric arc. Although usually more difficult to master than MIG welding, TIG is capable of precise, high quality welds. A TIG system includes a constant current welding power source (AC output for aluminum and magnesium, DC outputfor most other metals), torch, shielding gas, gas regulator, and ground cable. Joining can occur by fusing two pieces of metal together, or by adding filler metal. Options include remote amperage controls to control heat while welding, and water recirculators to cool the welding torch.
Heres how it works: the tungsten is sharpened and inserted into the torch. The tungsten is held a short distance from the work piece, and the arc established by activating the remote control (usually a foot operated pedal). The arc melts the metal, and the metal is joined either by fusing the two pieces of metal together or by adding filler metal. The shielding gas protects the molten weld from atmospheric contamination. Heat can be controlled while welding using the remote amperage control. Quality welds that are both strong and attractive require the operator to maintain a consistent tungsten to work distance, constant travel speed along the joint, appropriate heat, and the steady addition of filler metal. All of this requires coordination of eyes, both hands, and usually a foot.
Common uses of TIG Welding:
Delicate, precise welding (mold & die repair)
Welds that require x-ray quality
Tube and pipe (roll cages, engine exhaust, heating and chemical)
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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