Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jan 21, 2019  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WELD 230 Metal Forming I

8 credits
This course focuses on the principals, procedures, and safe operations of manual metal forming equipment such as hammers, hydraulic presses for die-forming, and slip rollers. Students learn to create solid shapes or hollow forms, with or without the application of heat.

Prerequisites: WELD 106  or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Use technical resources to access information regarding metal forming
  • Identify and use common types of shop equipment and hand tools to safely perform shaping/fabrication procedures
  • Read and follow blueprints
  • Use math to layout parts for forming and calculate stretch out or shrinkage
  • Use proper tools and equipment to upset, profile, and form parts
  • Use proper forming techniques to make metal shapes
  • Communicate with colleagues to determine steps to complete forming projects
  • Follow industry standard safe practices, including the using and wearing of all safety equipment needed to form and fabricate or be in a fab shop environment
  • Comply with hazardous material laws and processes
  • Use metallurgy principles to properly select material, tools, and equipment, and to perform metal forming tasks
  • Make equipment adjustments/calibrations and complete fabrication/forming projects
  • Prepare a work area for layout and forming procedures
  • Select and safely set up tooling and equipment for metal shaping
  • Use proper forming/shaping tools and equipment to form and shape metal
  • Use proper forming/shaping techniques to form and shape metal