Catalog 2016-2017 
    Feb 20, 2019  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WELD 231 Metal Forming II

7 credits
This course focuses on the principals, procedures, and safe operations of manual metal forming equipment such as English wheel, press break, shear, and shrinking torch. Students learn to create solid shapes or hollow forms, with or without the application of heat.

Prerequisites: WELD 230  or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

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
  • Identify and apply metallurgy principles to properly select material, tools, and equipment 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