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TASC - ITE Competition

Welding Competition

 

CONTEST PURPOSE
The purpose of the welding contest is to evaluate each contestant's mastery of welding knowledge and skills and to recognize outstanding student scholarship and professionalism.

 

ELIGIBILITY
Contestant must be presently enrolled in an industrial technology course.

 

LEVEL OF COMPETITION
Level II (Grades 10-12).

 

COMPETITION
Contestant will be judged on the results of a written test and their skill using SMAW equipment.

PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS

  • Contestant must register for the event in Benthack Hall, Room 103, by 9:00 a.m. on the day of competition.
  • Welding knowledge will be judged by the results of a test pertaining to general knowledge of welding processes and procedures. Questions pertaining to oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and plasma arc cutting may be included.
  • Welding skill will be evaluated by single pass SMAW welds produced in the flat butt and fillet positions using E6013 or E6011 electrode on 3/16" or 1/4" mild steel.
  • Welding operations will be specified by drawings and technical data sheets provided during the contest.
  • Completed weld assemblies will be coded and turned in for judging.
  • Completed assemblies will be judged visually and may be judged by bending away from the root.
  • Each contestant MUST provide his/her own safety glasses, helmet, gloves, and shop clothing.
  • Each contestant is expected to provide his/her own practice metal.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Total evaluation will be based on a 50/50 basis (50% written test and 50% welding skill).

AWARDS
First, second, and third place certificates will be awarded to the top three (3) contestants.

REFERENCE
Miller, R. T., Welding Skills, American Technical Publishers, Inc., 2nd edition, 1995.

 

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