Course contents *
The shape, manufacturing precision and mechanical properties of a part are determined by the selected manufacturing process. In the course you will study the most common cutting, shaping and joining manufacturing processes used in the manufacturing industry. Examples include turning, milling, drilling, forging, extrusion, powder metallurgy, casting, welding and brazing.
Numerically controlled machine tools are important components of a modern manufacturing company. You will use these machines in activities throughout the design, programming, rigging, test drive and manufacturing of a steel component.
Other areas covered in the course are basic metrology techniques used to verify the function and quality, the technical characteristics of surfaces and surface treatment.
Classes include lectures, labs and company visits. Lectures deal with basic theory and applied technology, for each course section.
To develop your practical skills, the course includes four hands-on laboratory exercises in our mechanical workshop.