Metals 1 and 2 - CTE Online Model

by CTE Online Admin

Metals 1 and 2 CORE provides students with an understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in machine tool and materials forming industries. Topics include the interpretation and layout of machined and formed-part prints; the cutting, shaping, fastening, and finishing of machine tools; and casting, forging, molding, cold forming, and shearing processes.

From CALPADS: Intermediate Machining and Forming Technologies (Concentrator)

This concentrator course builds upon the Manufacturing and Product Development introduction course and provides students with additional concepts and experiences required for career readiness and pursuing further education in the Machining and Forming Technologies career pathway, which precedes this pathway's capstone course. This concentrator course leads to the capstone course in the Machining and Forming Technologies pathway's sequence of courses.

Program Information
CTE Certification Elements
Standards
California's 2013 CTE Standards (9)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (58)
California Academic Content Standards (26)
Competencies / Outcomes
  • understanding planning and layout operations
  • processing materials using machine tools and forming equipment
  • selecting and using tools to assemble products
  • selecting and using tools to finish products
  • understanding inspection and quality control
  • standard hand and machine tools used in manufacturing systems
  • automated manufacturing systems and resource planning
  • using emerging machining and forming technology systems
  • how to use machine tools in production and prototype work
  • use and application of industrial forming processes
  • manufacturing company organization and management systems
Units

Safety

This unit includes health and safety policies, procedures, regulations and practices. It also will have lessons on safely using equipment and the safe handling of hazardous materials.

Classroom/Lab
1 weeks

Metal Shop Orientation

This unit addresses the procedures used in a Metals Class that deal with first day lab orientation, clean-up , locker assignments and seating charts.

Classroom/Lab
1 weeks

Planning and Layout Operations

This unit includes converting blueprints into shop drawings, determining project requirements, developing and completing layout patterns, layout, measurement, marking dimensions and referencing lines on materials. The unit will also include the safe and proper use of layout tools.when used for sheet metal and machine tool operations.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 4 weeks
Lesson Plans

Measurement

This unit includes basic measurement lessons that teach students to successfully read measuring devices such as, rulers, measuring tapes, micrometers, and venier calipers.

Classroom/Lab
1 weeks

Sheet Metal Projects, Characteristics and Sheet Metal Machines

This unit includes sheet metal processes and sheet metal characteristics. The lessons include safety procedures, planning , layout, and construction of small projects that teach basic operation of hand tools and sheet metal equipment.

Classroom/Lab
2 weeks

Metallurgy

Metalurgy is the study of the properties and characteristics of metals. Lessons in the unit will explore the cause and effects of oxidation on metal, what types of metal are best used for products based on functionality and quality.

Classroom
1 weeks
Lesson Plans

Hand and Power Machine Tools

This unit includes the use of hand tools used in a basic Metals 1/2 course. It will also include power hand tools such as portable bandsaws, grinders/sanders, air tools, and cutoff saws. The unit broadens its scope by including power machines, such as, ironworkers, drill presses, lathes, milling machines, pipe benders, and horizontal bandsaws.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 4 weeks
Lesson Plans

Mechanical Fasteners

This unit includes the identification, proper use and selection of mechanical fasteners used in the maufacturing industry. These will include types of screws, nuts/bolts, rivets, and new and emerging fasteners.

Classroom /Lab
1 weeks

Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting Processes

This unit includes the safe and proper use of oxyfuel welding/cutting processes and equipment. The theory and practical uses for oxyfuel welding and cutting processes will also be included along with career exploration in the field.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 5 weeks
Lesson Plans

Arc Welding Processes and Equipment

This unit will include the safe and proper use of welding processes and equipment used in electric arc welding. The processes will include SMAW, GMAW, TGAW, and FCAW welding in the Metals 1/2 lab setting.
The unit may include set-up and maintenance of all the above mentioned arc welding processes.

Classroom/Lab
4 - 8 weeks

Plasma Cutting

This unit includes plasma cutting as a process that is used to cut steel and other metals of different thicknesses (or sometimes other materials) using a plasma torch. In this unit the proper and safe use of a plasma cutting machine will be taught as well as the theory and practical uses for the machine in the manufacturing industry.

Classroom/Lab
1 - 4 weeks

Finishing Processes and Materials

This unit includes finishing processes and materials used in industry and in the high school manufacturing lab. Lessons taught will emphasize the proper and safe use of finishing tools and materials and matching the correct process for the required product.

Classroom
2 weeks

Forging

Forging is the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: '"cold," "warm," or "hot" forging. Forged parts can range in weight from less than a kilogram to 170 metric tons. Forged parts usually require further processing to achieve a finished part.

This unit will include student projects which are hand forged and finished. It will also include the theory of heat treatment and safety in the forging process. The proper use of tools and the use of a forge furnace will also be
explored.

Classroom/Lab
1 - 3 weeks

Foundry Processes

The unit on foundry will include the safety procedures involved in pouring metal and constructing a workable mold from a pattern. The lessons will further investigate the theory of mold design and the many products that are cast in the foundry industry.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 4 weeks

Careers in Machine and Forming Technology

Students will learn to make effective decisions, use career information, and manage personal career plans in the Machine and Forming Technology Area.

Classroom/Lab
1 - 2 weeks

Manufacturing Company Organization and Management Systems

This unit will include corporate structures as parts of a production management system, the efficient and appropriate use of management system elements.

Classroom
1 weeks

Projects-Beginning Level

This unit includes lessons that teach basic "How to" first/second year student projects.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 4 weeks

Projects-Advanced Level Metals

This unit includes lessons that teach the "How to" for detailed advanced third/fourth year student projects.

Classroom/Lab
2 - 6 weeks