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SHM 103 - Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication

Credits: 4
2 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

This is a course in fundamentals of sheet metal shop operation. Shop safety and shop operation practices will be covered. Correct operation of sheet metal hand tools, rotary machines, power shear and roll forming machines are included in lab work. Fundamentals of sheet metal layout will be practiced and applied to fabrication scenarios.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify basic Sheetmetal hand tools.
  2. Safely operate tools and equipment in fabrication of Sheetmetal products.
  3. Create lock, hook and single edge seams using rotary and roll forming machines.
  4. Apply tool and hand forming techniques to seaming of both rectangular and round Sheetmetal products.
  5. Explain 5 steps of shop operations including sequence and discussion of critical steps.
  6. Develop patterns for rectangular and round Sheetmetal elbows using hand tools and geometric construction techniques.
  7. Develop patterns for S offsets (Ogee) utilizing geometric construction and applied mathematics.
  8. Develop patterns for round miters and round tees using hand tools and parallel line development techniques.
  9. Develop patterns for round reducers and cones using hand tools and radial line development techniques.
  10. Develop patterns for simple pyramids and square to round transitions using hand tools and triangulation principles.
  11. Assemble various Sheetmetal products using given sketches of finished product and necessary tools and hardware.
  12. Assemble various Sheetmetal fittings given hand tools, shop sketches.
Listed Topics
  1. Safety in Shop
  2. Sheet Metal Hand Tools
  3. Power and Jump Shears
  4. Rotary Machines
  5. Slip Rolls
  6. Spot Welding and Riveting
  7. Hand Brake Operation
  8. Roll Forming Machines
  9. Hand Seaming
  10. Machine Seaming
  11. Geometric Construction
  12. Parallel Line Development
  13. Radial Line Development
  14. Basic Triangulation
  15. Shop Operations and Productivity Practices

Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 5/05/2008
Last Reviewed: 10/25/2018

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