Metal Fabrication (457)

457-110. Blueprint Reading - Fab. (2 Credits)

Develop basic skills in interpreting welding drawings used in today's welding shops. Includes fundamentals of orthographic projection, dimension techniques, section views, and welding symbols. Learners sketch various views of an object to help visualize the relationship between views.

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457-121. Automated Cutting Processes 1. (2 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to educate Metal Fabrication students in the area of advanced cutting processes. Students will be given the opportunity to setup, program, operate and perform maintenance on CNC controlled machines used to process different materials. Cutting processes covered during the duration of this course will be, Laser, Plasma, and Oxy/Acetylene cutting. Students will be required to operate multiple pieces of equipment throughout the course of the semester. To be successful it is highly recommended that the student has completed or is currently enrolled in Blueprint Reading for Metal Fab, and Industrial Math 1.

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457-122. Automated Cutting Processes 2. (2 Credits)

Students will expand upon the competencies developed in Automated Cutting Processes 1 and Computer Assisted Programming/Laser to create advanced nests, perform cost estimating, maximize sheet utilization, importing part files, and repairing geometry.

Prerequisites: 457-121 with a minimum grade of C- and 457-170 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

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457-125. Manual Thermal Cutting Process. (1 Credit)

Apply safe handling of cutting equipment and gas cylinders. Learn manual and machine oxygen fuel cutting, plasma cutting and air carbon arc cutting. Visually inspect welds and cut edges.

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457-150. SolidWorks for Metal Fab. (2 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to give the student an understanding of Process Planning, in process inspection, and fixturing for accurate fabrication. Topics to be covered in this course will expose the student to Metal Fabrication from design to manufacture of finished goods. There will be an emphasis on, inspection, component design and working drawings. Solidworks software will be the design format with a focus on sheet metal, weldments, and structural steel.

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457-154. Advanced Forming Processes. (2 Credits)

Learn the advanced process of forming product using automated equipment. Demonstrate proficiency of forming by choice of tooling, calculations and sequence of forming.

Prerequisites: (457-165 with a minimum grade of C- or 457-365 with a minimum grade of C-) and (804-113 with a minimum grade of C- or 804-107 with a minimum grade of C-)

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457-155. Adv Manufacturing Capstone. (4 Credits)

Advanced Manufacturing Capstone will incorporate the competencies obtained from other courses in the Advanced Manufacturing program to develop and build 5 completed projects utilizing the equipment in the Metal Fabrication Shop. Students, in teams of 4 or 5 members, will set-up, program, operate, weld, assemble, inspect, and finish/coat to complete theses tasks.

Prerequisites: 457-154 with a minimum grade of C- and 457-170 with a minimum grade of C- and (442-150 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 457-350 with a minimum grade of C-) and (457-121 with a minimum grade of C- or 457-321 with a minimum grade of C-)

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457-160. Metal Fabrication 1. (5 Credits)

Learn the basics of metal fabrication safety, production, measuring, hand tools and layout. Learn how to use power shears, press brakes, box and pan brake, drilling equipment, hydraulic iron worker and various power saws. Demonstrate proficiency in fabrication through related projects.

Prerequisites: (457-110 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 457-310 with a minimum grade of C-) and (442-150 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 457-350 with a minimum grade of C-) and (804-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 804-304 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 804-113 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 804-115 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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457-165. Metal Fabrication 2. (5 Credits)

Apply layout, blueprint, weld symbol interpretation, dimension conversations, welding, machine set-ups and fabrication skills to safely complete metal fabrication projects correctly. Emphasis on advanced programming of the press brake is addressed. Maintain safety in the shop for all operations with hand tools and machinery. Writing documentation for machine safety to prove comprehension. Identify first aid, 5 "S" and the use of indoor cranes.

Prerequisites: (804-301 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 804-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 804-304 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 804-113 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-) and (457-350 with a minimum grade of C- or 442-150 with a minimum grade of C-) and (457-360 with a minimum grade of C- or 457-160 with a minimum grade of C-) and 457-110 with a minimum grade of C-

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457-170. Computer Assist Prog Laser. (2 Credits)

This course is designed to prepare students for Computer Assisted programming of Laser machines. The course will focus on advanced concepts used to program complex parts in a manufacturing environment. Students will use Sigmanest software to generate the shapes and nest those shapes to optimize material usage to satisfy customer orders. The student will complete several exercises as part of the instruction and will be required to submit projects via email/electronic media. The instruction will require the student to generate and print detailed reports as well as monitor material usage and inventory. Students will be required to operate multiple pieces of equipment throughout the course of the semester. To be successful it is highly recommended that the student has completed or is currently enrolled in Blueprint Reading for Metal Fab, and Industrial Math 1.

Prerequisites: (457-110 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 457-310 with a minimum grade of C-) and (457-121 with a minimum grade of C- or 457-321 with a minimum grade of C-)

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457-310. Blueprint Reading-Fab. (2 Credits)

Learn basic orthographic projection, sketching, dimensioning, structural shape identification, weld symbols, welding joint geometry, and the interpretation of fabrication from prints.

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457-320. Thermal Cutting Processes. (2 Credits)

Learn manual and machine oxygen fuel, air carbon, plasma, and laser cutting. Visually inspect welds and cut edges.

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457-321. Thermal Cutting Processes II. (2 Credits)

In this advanced course, students will continue to build their skills with manual and machine oxygen fuel, air carbon, plasma and laser cutting.

Prerequisites: (457-320 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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457-350. Metal Fabrication Welding 1. (4 Credits)

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to safely perform fundamental gas metal arc (MIG) and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding while studying welding specifications, welding procedures, tacking procedures, and basic joining methods.

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457-355. Metal Fabrication Welding II. (4 Credits)

Continue to develop gas metal arc (MIG) and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding skills. Demonstrate safe and correct welding techniques through the completion of projects.

Prerequisites: (457-350 with a minimum grade of D-)

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457-360. Metal Fabrication 1. (5 Credits)

Learn the basics of metal fabrication safety, production, measuring, hand tools, and layout. Learn how to use shears, forming, press brakes, box and pan brakes, and the hydraulic iron worker. Demonstrate proficiency in metal fabrication through related projects.

Prerequisites: (457-310 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-)

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457-360B. Intro to Metal Fab/Press Brake. (2 Credits)

In this introductory course to metal fabrication processes students will successfully identify and utilize safe practices with metal fabrication equipment and procedures, identify and describe the components of different processes, properly and safely set up machinery.

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457-365. Metal Fabrication 2. (5 Credits)

Apply layout, blueprint interpretation, and welding and fabrication machine set-up and operation skills to safely and correctly complete metal fabrication projects.

Prerequisites: (457-360 with a minimum grade of D-)

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457-370. Computer Assisted Prog (Laser). (2 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide the student the necessary skills to operate within the Sigmanest software environment. The software will address many aspects of CAD/CAM along with data transfer/ as well as production management/ work order management/ and inventory control.

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457-400. Basic Brake Press. (2 Credits)

Through discussion and hands on application, participants will learn the basics of brake press operation including safety measures and modes of bending.

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457-401. Advanced Brake Press. (2 Credits)

After completing this course, students will be able to; caluculate tonage values, calculate achieved inside radius, comprehend and program proper forming sequences for difficult configurations, safely operate the window die forming process, work with radius punches to create large radius bends, create custom relief notches, use multiple methods to form minimal flanges, determine top punch height to form specific deep box pans, and program and bump bend large radius parts.

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457-413. Welding/Metal Fab Appl 1A. (6.8 Credits)

In this introductory course to welding and metal fabrication processes students will successfully identify and utilize safe practices with welding equipment and procedures, identify and describe the components of different welding processes, properly and safely set up welding machinery. The students will also be introduced to metal fabrication processes and equipment.

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457-414. Welding/Metal Fab Appl 1B. (6.8 Credits)

In this introductory course to welding and metal fabrication processes students will successfully identify and utilize safe practices with welding equipment and procedures, identify and describe the components of different welding processes, properly and safely set up welding machinery. The students will also be introduced to metal fabrication processes and equipment. This course is a continuation of Welding/Metal Fab Applications IA

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