Moraine Park Technical Colleges very own Brian Simmons won a $500 scholarship in a welding competition held at the Exposition Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park from October 3rd through the 4th. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch handed out the awards.

Contestants performed a horizontal 3/16” fillet weld on 10 gauge carbon steel, a vertical down hand 3/16” fillet weld on 10 gauge carbon steel, a horizontal ¼” fillet weld on ¼” carbon steel and a vertical up ¼” fillet weld on ¼” carbon steel. The 10 gauge welds were performed with the GMAW process using .035” ER70S-6 filler metal and 90% argon 10% carbon dioxide shield gas. The ¼” welds were performed with the FCAW process using .045” E71-T1 filler metal and 75% argon 25% carbon dioxide shield gas.

If you are interested in a career in welding, Moraine Park Technical College has three campuses to choose from located in West Bend, Fond du Lac, and Beaver Dam. Here’s more information about our welding program!

Written by Steve Henderleiter
Welding Instructor