Metals Manufacturing 1

  •              Metals 1 is an introductory course to the tools, practices, and techniques that revolve around working with metal.  The students will be working primarily with mild steel.  At the end of this course, students should have a general understanding on the entire process of creating a project from project design and prototyping, through creation. 

    Some of the areas that are covered in this class are:

    • Sheet Metal manipulation
      • Box and Pan brake
      • Sheet metal hand tools
      • Resistance spot welding
    • Material Classification
      • Physical differences in strength and uses of different materials
      • Weldability of different materials
    • Solid metal fabrication
      • Bending, cutting, grinding
      • Heating utilizing Oxy Acetylene Torch
    • Welding
      • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
        • Students will concentrate on starting an arc, sustaining the arc, and being able to travel in a given direction with the arc.
        • Students will than utilize this welding technique on a project within the class
      • Plasma cutting
        • Students will be introduced to a plasma cutting system and create a small project with it.
      • Design Elements that students will utilize
        • Idea generation
        • Sketches
        • Layouts
        • Technical Drawings
        • Material cost analysis
        • Final Product cost analysis
        • Production of product

    My hope for this class is that students will have a deeper understanding of the different ways the world works with materials, and the many possible careers that are available.