WLDG1370 Precision Metal Stamping Operations

This course prepares the student to learn the fundamentals of metal forming and develop technical skills and knowledge on how to operate mechanical power presses. Topics covered include: identifying press types and components, safe operating procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment, and identifying types of tooling and their components.




M Powered Level I or equivalent

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify the two basic types of presses and their components
Explain the characteristics and types of clutches in a press
Explain the purpose and function of tooling (die) components
Distinguish the process stages on single stage tooling
Explain the cause of adverse coil conditions
Demonstrate the proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and machine guarding
Demonstrate safe operating procedures
Explain Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols
Conduct first article inspection for setup of piece part
Demonstrate Statistical Process Control documentation
Perform Parts Inspection using standard inspection equipment
Monitor production process
Record required production data
Use problem-solving techniques
Adjust press and/or required in-line equipment
Operate press with required tooling
Maintain lubrication system

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details