Course Number:
MFG 201
Transcript Title:
Tube and Pipe Fabrication 1
Aug 11, 2022
Jul 12, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
Repeats available for credit:

MFG 150
MFG 155

Course Description

Introduces beginning tube and pipe fabrication with welding concepts. Covers basic mathematical concepts for tube and pipe fabrication and explores modern equipment and tooling used to create products and infrastructure from tubing and piping.  Prerequisites: MFG 150, MFG 155.  Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Understand and use common tube and piping technical language.
  1. Utilize basic tube and pipe math to create a blueprint.
  2. Understand and operate basic equipment specific to working with tube and pipe.
  3. Create and weld practice tubing samples.
  4. Create and weld practice pipe samples.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through a mixture of hands on and written assessments.  Priority is given to hands-on proficiency-based assessment in an environment that rewards demonstration of skill needed for success in industry.

  • Lecture and in-booth coaching and direct instruction.
  • Direct instruction in full class demonstration of skills.
  • Written exams.
  • Student proficiency through demonstration of learned strategies and skills in industry standard environment.
  • Mock AWS Testing procedure (destructive testing) or mock local industry supported on-site testing procedures.
  • Job readiness based on performance.

In class lab experiments and testing using the scientific process with written result reporting.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

Outcome #1: Understand and use common tube and piping technical language.

  • Write a basic WPS using appropriate technical language, specific to a tube project.
  • Read a WPS specific to a tube project and describe the welding procedure.
  • Memorize and understand commonly used abbreviations pertaining to pipe and tube fabrication.

Outcome #2: Utilize basic tube and pipe math to create a blueprint.

  • Understand useful tube bending equations and abbreviations.
  • Utilize the Cartesian X Y Z system to describe a blueprint or project.
  • Create a project and accurately calculate wall thinning, total length and design elements effected by these factors.

Outcome #3: Understand and operate basic equipment specific to working with tube and pipe.

  • Accurately operate a tubing bender.
  • Use a tubing notcher to repeatably notch tube.
  • Accurately operate a mandrel tubing bender.
  • Correctly use hand tools related to tube and pipe fabrication.

Outcome #4: Create and weld practice tubing samples.

  • Appropriately cope notched tube and weld in 90* in various wall thicknesses and sizes using GMAW equipment.
  • Practice single hot-pass method GMAW fillet welds using a variety of thicknesses of tube and plate.
  • Practice single stitch/pulse pass method GMAW fillet welds using a variety of thicknesses of tube and plate.

Outcome #5: Create and weld practice pipe samples.

  • Practice welding in position 1F to AWS code.
  • Practice welding in position 2FR to AWS code.
  • Pracitce welding in position 2F to AWS code.
  • Practice welding in position 1G to AWS code.

Suggested Texts and Materials

Resources are available openly on the web, but largely the curriculum adaptation needs to be done based on the instructors existing skill set.  Since there are many ways to teach the content, the “teach what you know, and teach well what you do” is very appropriate for courses like this.

The following books are required:

  • Welding Skills 5th Edition B.J. Moniz
  • Welding Skills Workbook 5th Edition Jonathan F. Gosse
  • Print Reading for Welders 5th Edition Thomas E. Proctor, Jonathan F. Gosse

Some Additional Suggested Resources:

  • AWS Structural Code Book 2020

Department Notes

Safety glasses are required at all times in the manufacturing 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, ect.). Safety requirements are covered prior to work in the lab.