Welding Shop Photos - The Welding Shop is made up of Welding
Area A, Welding Area B, Material Cutting Area, and the Grinding
Area. There are 42 welding stations, 4 pipe beveling stations, 4
plate beveling stations, 5 hand beveling stations, 1 chop saw
station, 1 air arc station, 1 plasma cutting station and 11 grinding
stations. Students have access to various other power tools and
equipment to ensure that they become proficient craftsmen.
Pipe Fitting Laboratory- When MWI
opened its doors in 1994 our goal was to become THE
PREMIER WELDING SCHOOL in the nation, which we believe
has come to fruition. With the addition of our 1500
square foot stand- alone pipe fitting laboratory, the
BEST just got a little better. The base of the pipe
model is made entirely of 6” schedule 40 pipe with
various branch connections consisting of 4”, 3”, 2”, and
1” schedule 40 pipe from which we can replicate a wide
range of situations you may encounter in field
construction. The pipe model’s dimensions are 20’ X 20’
Book work is critical to
the complete learning process. Basic trade math,
isometric piping blueprints, drawing interpretation, and
safety during pipe erection and maintenance are taught
in a classroom setting by our qualified instructors.
Although classroom time and book work are necessary to
the overall learning process, one of our core beliefs is
that there is no substitute for “hands-on” training.
Our pipe-fitting laboratory is designed with “hands-on”
in mind. The fitting and welding done in the pipe lab
is done entirely by MWI students. Students began training
in the state of the art facility in January of 2000.
Since the inception of the pipe lab, training techniques
and the level of education that a student receives has
rocketed off the charts. We firmly believe that you
will not find a finer training facility anywhere in the
Classroom - Missouri
Welding Institute takes a great deal of pride in the
quality of its classroom curriculum. Students will be
challenged daily on subjects like trade math, blueprint
interpretation, weld defect recognition and repair,
welding theory, and pipe takeoffs just to name a few.
While in the classroom, instructors use a laptop
computer in conjunction with a power point presentation
system to more effectively convey information. This
state of the art teaching aid allows instructors to
effectively cover more information in a shorter time
Library - Students take advantage of MWI’s library
and the nearly 300 volumes of welding related texts.
- The courses at Missouri Welding Institute are
competency based programs. Students may progress at
their own rate of speed per American Welding Society and
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code Standards.
major welding processes are GTAW – Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding (TIG or Heliarc), SMAW – Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (Stick), FCAW – Flux Core Arc Welding (Dual
Shield or Inner Shield), and GMAW – Gas Metal Arc
Welding (MIG or Wire).
- Proper material preparation is a top priority at
Missouri Welding Institute. In order for a welder to
make a satisfactory weld, his or her pipe or plate
coupons must be beveled and ground properly. Eighty-five
percent of making a quality weld is completely dependant
on proper material preparation.