The subject includes study of progressive (special) welding and thermal cutting technologies which are specified in curriculum of this subject. Study include principles of welding and cutting technologies, technological parameters, parent materials, welding positions, welding and cutting machines and equipments, shapes of welding grooves, filler and consumption materials, research and development of new welding and cutting technologies, possibilities of their automation. With special methods of welding include: Plasma welding, electron beam welding, Laser beam welding, Electro-slag welding, Ultrasonic welding, Diffusion welding, Explosive welding, Thermite welding, Friction welding, Flux-cored arc welding, Electro-gas welding, Stud welding, Plasma cutting, Laser beam cutting, Water beam cutting, Oxygen grooving, Carbon-electrode grooving.
The Lincoln electric company: The Procedure Handbook of are welding, Cleveland, Ohio, 1995.
The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation: Principles of industrial Welding, Cleveland, Ohio 1998.
HLAVATÝ, I. The Theory and Technology of Welding. [on line]. VŠB – TU Ostrava, 2009, The Last Revision 20. 10. 2010. Available from: < http://fs1.vsb.cz/~hla80
>. ISBN 978-80-248-2414-7
Active attendance at seminars at least 80%.