Manufacturing Processes

Course Number: MFG 150
Transcript Title: Manufacturing Processes
Created: May 15, 2018
Updated: April 20, 2020
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


Course Description

Introduces basic manufacturing processes used in industry. Expands on joints learned in WLD 195 to out of position welding joints. Emphasizes weld quality, joint quality and measurement tolerances for welding processes used in industry. Introduces additional tools used in welding trades. Prerequisite: WLD 195. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of intermediate and advanced welding joints
  2. Identify and diagnose common weld errors and their corrections
  3. Perform SMAW position 3 G and F welds to an apprentice level of welding
  4. Perform GMAW position 3 G and F welds to an apprentice level of welding
  5. Create and weld appropriate joints for common manufacturing processes
  6. Identify and precisely use commonly used manufacturing tooling

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment for this course is based upon destructive and visual testing of the intermediate weld joints produced by students. Students must identity the cause of these weld errors and correct them to industry specification. Assessments are a mix of quizzes and visual inspections of previous welds, as well as diagnosis of their own and their classmates welds. Projects created by students will be checked to specification and tolerance according to industry standard including pre-inspection before welding to check joint fit up quality. A rubric including tolerances will be used to assign a value to each assessment.

Course Activities and Design

Lecture, hands-on lab, instructor and peer review, group discussion

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Reading and understanding technical documents that generate understanding of appropriate weld contour, type and quality.
  • Intermediate and advanced welding joints at apprentice level
    • SMAW position 3 G and F welds
    • GMAW position 3 G and F welds
  • Identification of errors after cutting welds/joints (destructive testing).
  • Cutting welds to further inspect their quality.
  • Correction of welding errors
  • Basic to intermediate fabrication
    • Using typically used tools of the welding industry to create appropriate dimensions.
    • Use of basic tooling such as a square to produce correct joint fitment.
    • Use of fabrication/measuring techniques to compare joint fitment to tolerance/allowance.
    • Use of basic math skills to determine necessary angles to be cut.
    • Warp and its effect on joint fitment.

Department Notes

Safety glasses are required at all times in the welding lab, and are provided for students. Students may also purchase their own safety glasses from a local supplier. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required in the welding lab at all times.  Appropriate clothing must be worn to work in the lab (no synthetic materials, etc.).  Safety requirements are covered prior to work in the lab.