Course Number:
MFG 202
Transcript Title:
Tube Fabrication
Created:
Aug 11, 2022
Updated:
Aug 11, 2022
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, P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
A-F
Repeats available for credit:
0
Prerequisites

MFG 201

Course Description

Builds on MFG 201 to integrate mathematical concepts and technical literacy to generate useful products created from tubing. Focuses on tube fabrication. Integrates multiple welding skills and tubing specific fabrication equipment, industry standard products are created and toleranced to specification. Prerequisites: MFG 201.  Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Fabricate tube assemblies to specification from blueprint.
  2. Utilize math to accurately predict tube project cost and material usage.
  3. Weld common angles and joints in tube.
  4. Use digital design programs to create a blueprint.
  5. Produce a tube-based product with tube specific fabrication equipment in the lab.

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: Fabricate tube assemblies to specification from blueprint.

  • Read tubing blueprints and create product from them.
  • Create cut lists from blueprints.
  • Create bend lists from blueprints.
  • Check tolerance of product built according to specification.

Outcome #2: Utilize math to accurately predict tube project cost and material usage.

  • Predict length of tube used on a design including tube length in bends.
  • Create a quote using at market steel price by weight.

Outcome #3: Weld common angles and joints in tube.

  • Notch, cope and weld tube at 30* angle in variety of thicknesses and sizes.
  • Notch, cope and weld tube at 60* angle in variety of thicknesses and sizes.
  • Notch, cope and weld tube at 120* angle in variety of thicknesses and sizes.
  • Practice fillet welding tube at 60* angle in variety of thicknesses and sizes.
  • Practice fillet welding tube at 120* angle in variety of thicknesses and sizes.

Outcome #4: Use digital design programs to create a blueprint.

  • Create a bend procedure using a digital design aid.
  • Create a basic tube blueprint or model using a digital design aid.

Outcome #5: Produce a tube-based product with tube specific fabrication equipment in the lab.

  • Using a digital design aid, create a blueprint.
  • Produce the product and check it’s functionality.

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
  • Aeorspacewelding.com
  • Thefabricator.com
  • Aws.org
  • Millerwelds.com
  • Lincolnelectric.com

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.