Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 175
- Course Number:
- MCH 175
- Course Title:
- Band Saws
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Course DescriptionCovers setup, applications, parts and operation of the vertical, and horizontal band saws and the selection/preparation of band saw blades. Introduces the skill of welding band saw blades and the common cutting operations performed on the vertical/horizontal to manufacture parts to print specifications. Prerequisite: MCH 100. Audit available.
Addendum to Course DescriptionBand Saw Welding - Vertical band saw blades have a continuous cutting action. Therefore it is necessary to connect the tow ends together by means of welding. Since most vertical band saw blades used in metal cutting are usually thin, they must be welded with a blade welder attached to the vertical band saw. In this packet, you will accomplish the skill of welding band saw blades.
Vertical Band Saw - The machinist frequently uses the vertical power band saw for cutting short and irregularly shaped pieces of metal. The band saw can cut metal along internal or external contours of a scribed line. In this packet, you will learn how to select, mount, cut, and weld band saw blades, as well as how to saw pieces to meet specifications.Horizontal Band Saw - The machinist frequently uses the horizontal power band saw for cutting off short and pieces of metal. In this packet, you will learn how to select, mount, cut, and weld band saw blades, as well as how to saw pieces to meet specifications.PREREQUISITE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Intended Outcomes for the course
This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following activities:
- Safely weld and grind a band saw blade to specification.
- Safely and accurately cut with the horizontal band saw raw stock in the material room to dimension specified by the instructor.
- Safely cut to tolerance flat stock material to shapes specified by the instructor.
Course Activities and Design
MCH 175 will be presented by means of audio-visual presentations, demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge outcomes prescribed by established industry standards. The identified outcomes will be achieved by means of individual and team activities.