I'm currently doing a welding supervisors certificate(Structural) in
Australia. I have studied like I have never studied before for this upcoming
exam, I am hoping somebody out there has done this exam before and could
give me some tips on the types of questions that may be asked. If anyone has
access to old exams I would be greatly appreciative for a read.
Have you taken a metallurgy class? :)
I did. It was cool as anything too! :)
A top-notch welder owes it to himself and those relying on his welds
to take one, when he gets a chance.
Let alone a welding supervisor. :)
I'm not a welder (6011 rod or nuthin, well... unless it's A/O and
a coat hanger;) just a hobby knife maker/fixer and studying steel
metallurgy as a hobby too.
"welding is casting" -Richard "Curly" Hastings
Anyway, the test would be a snap for a welder with a metallurgy
class under his belt, I bet. :) You'll understand in-detail all
the real-world problems with welding and casting and how to
mimimize them. (since you can't get rid of them entirely;)
Yep, I've read welding books. :)
Holy crap, what bullshit they contain. :/
Alvin in AZ
I have a very basic metallurgical background. During this certificate I have
discovered words that I can't pronounce let alone remember, that is why I
have asked the question of anyone out there who has done a Supervisors
certificate and could help me out on the types of questions asked. I teach
welding at a local technical college which has kept my theory up to scratch
in basic terms. By the way, any suggestions on decent metallurgy web sites
that discuss things like typical applications for low and high nickel alloy
steels, carbon manganese steels, quench and tempered steels, Stainless
steels (austenitic, martensitic, ferritic and duplex), weathering steels and
some of the physical and mechanical properties of each. I have had a quick
search of the net and found efunda to be okay. any other suggestions?
Heck yeah. :)
Bring a little money tho.
(don't want no riff-raff hangin around;)
Lincoln got a website forum?
There used to be a couple real good welding newsgroups. Got cross
posted with rec.crafts.metalworking sometimes and was usually good
This newsgroup looks dead but all a guy has to do is ask a specific
on-topic question and it comes alive. :)
Funny to me, since the questions tend to be things I never even knew
existed, let alone, needed an answer. :)
I've got a suggestion for a book for you...
Metallurgy Theory and Practce by Dell K Allen
About $10 shipping and all (in the US).
I'm sure you'll like how it's written. :)
Alvin in AZ (dumbest guy on s.e.m)
Some useful steel related web sites follow.
Key to steel has lots of short articles in their knowledge base
John D. Verhoeven wrote a textbook on the"Metallurgy of steel for
bladesmiths and others who heat treat and forge steels" which you can
download as an 8Mb Acrobat file at:
There are also two technical handbooks from Atlas Metals (Au!)
A to Z or materials has lots of information www.azom.com
Steelynx (turn on your pop-up blocker first!) has links to oodles of
steel related web sites
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