Covers concepts of material usage in industry. Includes extraction of metals, identification of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, non-metals (e.g. plastics, elastomers, and ceramics), mechanical and physical properties of materials, destructive and non-destructive testing procedures, crystalline and non-crystalline structures of materials, materials forming operations, and heat treatment theory and practice.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Course introduction and extraction of metals from ores
- Manufacture of steel products
- Identification and selection of iron and steel
- Identification of non-ferrous metals
- The mechanical and physical properties of metals
- Using Rockwell and Brinell hardness testers
- Non-destructive testing
- Crystalline structures of metals
- Plastics and elastomers
- Ceramic materials
- Casting process
- Heat treating, phase diagrams, iron carbon diagram, and course summation
Assessment and Requirements
All students will be required to complete a set of competencies, tests and achieving a cumulative average grade of 70%.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.