- Course Number:
- WLD 262
- Course Title:
- Basic Fabrication II
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionDevelops knowledge and skills in the proper selection and safe use of hand tools and machinery while working on specific fabrication projects. Department permission required. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
Following detailed written & oral instructions, theoretical concepts, layout and fabrication will also be covered with emphasis on, welding and Oxy-acetylene cutting, safety and environmental awareness, tool & equipment maintenance and communication.
Course Activities and Design
This is a outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, video tapes, and lab demonstrations covering technical skills. Course outcome will include the following: Follow detailed verbal or written instructions, theoretical concepts, layout, fabrication, welding, oxyfuel cutting, safety and environmental awareness, maintain workspace, equipment and tool cleanliness, communication, fill out maintain and submit time sheets or work assignments. Computations and human relations and safe practices in the performance of daily duties.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the course syllabus will identify the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The student will be evaluated on his/her ability to demonstrate the development of course objectives and acceptable skill requirements. The methods of evaluation may include one or more of the following: oral or written examinations, quizzes, written assignments, welding tests, safe work habits, task performance, and work relations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
1. INTRODUCTION TO WORKING PRINTS
- Understanding a multi-page working print.
- Understanding the parts and the pages of a print.
- Understanding details and references.
- Reading the cover page.
- Finding references to steel work in the print.
- Finding references to applicable codes in the print.
- How to get more detailed information then the print provides.
2. ORGANIZING A CUT LIST FROM PRINTS AND SHOP DRAWINGS
- Locating the needed materials on the print.
- How to price out needed materials and find the best prices.
- Putting the parts needed into an orderly list for cutting.
- Double checking , selecting , sorting and storing of prepared materials.
4. TRANSFERRING THE PRINT / PROJECT TO THE FLOOR
- Transferring and layout of the basic outline.
- Separation of main project and secondary layout lines.
- Double checking and confirming layout dimensions.
- Re-marking checked and corrected layout lines for the start of material layout.
- Matching cut list parts to layout lines on the floor.
- Loose assembly of cut parts to there place on the floor layout.
- Checking for fit-up at corners and angle cuts.
- Final comparison of loose fit parts layout to print.
5. ALIGNMENT, SQUARING AND TACKING OF PROJECT
- Light tack up of parts that have been fit up to layout lines.
- Double checking of lengths and dimensions as fit up.
- Double tacking and final fit and tack.
- Re-checking of square, plumb and alignment.
- Outer frame welding and small welds added to minor parts.
6. RIGGING AND FITTING TOOLS IN USE
- Using bar clamps for squaring and pulling.
- How to align warped or bowed parts with wedges and dogs.
- Alignment of parts with a porta-power.
- When and where to apply a hot tack.
- Using a tack as you go method to align parts.
- Using C clamps and half clamps for fitting and aligning.
- Using corner braces to hold square.
- Pulling to square with a come-along.
- Using temporary bracing to hold a dimension.
7. DEMONSTRATE SAFE USE OF TOOLS
- Show rigging tools in safe use
- Show what could be considered un-safe use
- Check tools for defects before use
- Check for a safe work area before starting work
- Proper care and use of tools:
- Grinder (Hand Type)
- Drill Motors
- Porta Power
- Chain Hoist
- Hand Shear
- Pneumatic Grinder
- Various fabricating tools
9. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SKILLS
- Student should utilize time productively (Time Management)
- Track training time on time cards
- Complete a task within a given amount of time
- Allocate time to complete all assignments
- Be prepared for class
- Be personally responsible for attendance
- Student should maintain clean and orderly work stations and shop area
- Keep assigned station clean and clutter free
- Participate in general shop clean-up
- Inspect classroom and lab area for cleanliness
- Keep all tools and equipment clean
- Student should demonstrate pride in workmanship (Professionalism)
- Perform projects in accordance to industry specifications and procedures
- Use all tools and equipment correctly
- Use the proper cleaning procedures
10. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
- Student should develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary used in the welding industry
- Demonstrate spelling skills with emphasis on the industry vocabulary
- Use correct vocabulary terms
- Student should develop technical writing skills
- Prepare technical reports
- Student will develop verbal communication skills
- Participate in classroom discussions
- Explain the function of a welding machine
- Formulate questions
11. Apply math and science concepts to the welding related process
- Measuring with fractions
- Reducing common fractions
- Expressing common fractions in higher terms
- Ability to read a tape measure
- SMAW with E7024 Electrode
- As-Deposited Composition of various welding electrodes
- Mechanical Properties of various welding electrodes
- Operating Range for various welding electrodes
- Fluxes for various welding electrodes
- Impact Toughness of various welding electrodes Weld Metal
- Arc Stability and Slag Removal
- Arc Length for various welding electrodes
- Possibility of Hydrogen-Assisted Cracking with various welding electrodes
- Significance of the Volt-Ampere Curve for various welding electrodes
12. HUMAN RELATIONS
- Student should develop team-work skills
- Work constructively in teams
- Share equal responsibilities and duties within a team
- Develop team tactics in problem solving
- Develop team structure i.e. Foreman, Leadsman, Welder, Fitter and QA person
- Student should learn how to interact with CO-workers in compliance with the norms set by industry
- Work constructively with a partner and exhibit cooperation and allow for full participation
- Resolve conflicts that may arise in a professional manner
- Student will learn how to interact with supervisors in compliance with the norms set by industry
- Follow the instructors directions in a positive manner
- Relay relative information back to instructor for further direction