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.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Molding and Casting Workers||51-9195.07|
|Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders||51-9021.00|
|Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand||51-9022.00|
|Tool and Die Makers||51-4111.00|
|Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders||51-9032.00|
|Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||51-4034.00|
|Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic||51-4192.00|
|Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers||51-4121.00|
|Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||51-4033.00|
|Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||51-4022.00|
|Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||51-4031.00|
|Foundry Mold and Coremakers||51-4071.00|
|Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters||51-4121.06|
|Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||51-4035.00|
|Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic||51-4011.00|
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.
This unit addresses the procedures used in a Metals Class that deal with first day lab orientation, clean-up , locker assignments and seating charts.
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.
This unit includes basic measurement lessons that teach students to successfully read measuring devices such as, rulers, measuring tapes, micrometers, and venier calipers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Students will learn to make effective decisions, use career information, and manage personal career plans in the Machine and Forming Technology Area.
This unit will include corporate structures as parts of a production management system, the efficient and appropriate use of management system elements.
This unit includes lessons that teach basic "How to" first/second year student projects.
This unit includes lessons that teach the "How to" for detailed advanced third/fourth year student projects.
The lessons in this unit will be used to create a complete employment portfolio. Jobs,work habits and ethics. Communication skills and employee responsibilities
The lessons in this unit will also consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.
The areas are: