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WEL 208 - Intro to Fabrication

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Gain exposure to processes, equipment and safety in the manufacturing environment. Correctly select, read and calibrate appropriate measuring instruments. Learn appropriate use of fabrication equipment and apply basic lay-out techniques utilizing hand-tools. Heat and cut steel with oxygen/acetylene torch equipment.
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate the understanding of Hazard Recognition and proper selection, use and care of Personal Protective Equipment and Ergonomics
    1. Explain identification and mitigation in regards to hazard recognition.
    2. Explain selection, care and use of Personal Protective Equipment
    3. Perform appropriate stretching exercises
    4. Define ergonomics and correctly apply
  2. Discuss common manufacturing processes and operations
    1. Observe proper sequence of fabrication equipment
  3. Describe basic fabrication equipment
    1. Examine Shear use, Press Brake use, Drill Press use, Plasma Cutter use, Oxy-Acetylene burning machine, Punch Press use, Iron Worker use, Horizontal Band Saw use, and Grinder use
  4. Demonstrate the safe use of and the proper selection and care of applicable hand and power tools
    1. Identify power tools and their uses
    2. Discuss safety, proper selection and care of hand and power tools
  5. Describe the basic principles of material properties
    1. Review and Discuss ASTM information on material composition and properties
    2. Identify material composition and properties
  6. Describe basic material shapes and applications
    1. Discuss supplier steel book pertaining to shapes and material configurations
    2. Identify shapes and material configurations
  7. Demonstrate the proper selection and care of measuring tools.
    1. Discuss proper selection of measuring tools
    2. Care and calibrate measuring tools accurately
    3. Demonstrate use of measuring tape, machinist rule, inside and outside calipers and inside and outside micrometers
  8. Demonstrate basic lay-out equipment
    1. Utilize combination square set, a scribe and an angle protractor
  9. Develop techniques using layout and measuring tools
    1. Demonstrate abilities to lay out accurate feature locations
    2. Determine appropriate tools and methods to produce the assigned items from blueprint specifications.
  10. Lay-out a basic project to demonstrate individual competence of skills as per industry standards.
    1. Accurately read blueprint and determine fabrication equipment sequence
    2. Select proper measuring and lay-out tools.
    3. Lay-out features and weldments accurately per blueprint specifications
  11. Heat and cut with oxygen/acetylene based torch equipment



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