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If you're a DIY kind of person, you've probably dabbled with stick welding on mild steel and/or stainless steel. Some of you may also have used oxy acetylene to heat, cut or weld the same metals. Most DIY'ers have at some point had a need to weld, or wanted to weld aluminium. Those of you that have tried using the above methods have experienced first hand how 'impossible' it is to do. Welding Aluminium is very different to welding mild or stainless steel.

The instruction offered caters for the beginner aluminium welder, with more advanced topics and practical work available for more experienced welders. If you have never TIG welded anything at all, it will be a relatively steep learning curve - but not impossible. The courses are charged at R850.00 per hour, and are suggested to be split over multiple visits, thus keeping costs down and enabling the student to go back and practice the practical aspects learned on the day. A minimum of one hour with no maximum time limit is available. Doing it this way, difficulties experienced when practicing at home can be addressed and corrected at the next lesson. Courses are held in Kew, Johannesburg, and can be given over weekends as well as during the week. The course will be tailored to cover everything you will need to learn how to weld Aluminium, or improve on your current skill level. Included in the course will be tons of tips and tricks you can use to master the process.

The course will involve some relevant theory, practical demonstrations, and plenty of welding time. Classes are given on a one to one basis, or shared for a nominal increased fee.

Please note that the courses given DO NOT involve any certification and are thus unsuitable for those seeking employment based on qualifications.


1   Welding machines
2   Machine setup
3   Gases used
4   Tungsten types
5   Tungsten sharpening
6   Aluminium alloys
7   Aluminium properties
8   Filler metal

  9   Weld metal preparation
10   Cleaning materials
11   Torch setup
12   Puddle formation and control
13   Torch angle and control
14   Methods to feed filler rod
15   Weld termination
16   Gas pre and post flow

                         Essential Items To Bring With You

Bring some sensible clothing (long sleeves), a pair of welding gloves and a welding helmet. The best helmets to use for TIG welding are the 'auto darkening' types. You must also have your own portable aluminium AC/DC TIG welder, so instruction can be given based on your machine being used. Gas and all welding consumables will be supplied. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments as these will not be supplied.

Any equipment needed, from welding machines through to filler rod can be sourced at discounted prices for our students or customers.

Credit card facilities are available for course and equipment payments.

CONTACT STEVE - 083 601 2111