Welding is an important fabrication and sculptural technique, possessing both practical and artistic capabilities. While it is generally an industrial process, welding is able to be performed in a variety of environments: open air, under water and in outer space. The Welding Laboratory provides students with an environment where they are able to develop beneficial skills and knowledge in SMAW, GMAW, and resistance welding techniques. The lab is equipped for most common welding and cutting processes -- oxyfuel welding and brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, resistance spot welding, oxygen cutting, and plasma arc cutting. Additionally, in conjunction with the MET Materials Laboratory, the department is well equipped for destructive and non-destructive testing of weldments.