This course will examine various steels and non-steel metals and their mechanical properties. Other types of materials such as castings, forgings and powdered metal (P/M) materials will also be analyzed. Lab work will consist of performing a tensile test on a metal, hardness testing, and the heat-treat of a steel workpiece. Heat treat applications will also be an important segment of the course.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Understand steel types and their application in the metalworking industry.
- Proficiency in using correct tests to determine tensile strength and hardness of metals and materials.
- Experience in determining which hardness scale to use for different hardness and types of metals and non-metals.
- Conduct simple tests to determine relative hardness and composition of various metals.
- Utilize charts to distinguish hardness scales for unlike metals.
- Proficiency in recognizing different methods of producing parts including castings, forgings, weldments, machined bar stock, extrusions and powdered metals.
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.